Welcome to NWTC Service-Learning!
If you are a first-time visitor to NWTC Service-Learning, you may be wondering just what it is we do. Here you will find all the information you need to get started! It is important to understand that service-learning is not the same as volunteer work. Our students provide a service to a community partner that helps them meet core competencies for their classes. For instance, Medical Assistant students may assist in registering people at a bone marrow drive. Another example is Dental Hygiene students teaching kindergarteners about proper tooth brushing. Below you can find more information about service-learning at NWTC.
Service-Learning at NWTC defined:
- Is integrated into and enhances the curriculum providing an opportunity for students to apply skills learned in their course, program, or certificate.
- Is a method of teaching and learning.
- Requires student reflection.
- Connects learning and assessment to the real world.
- Fosters civic responsibility.
- Addresses a community issue and/or enhances community development.
- Is mutually beneficial to the learner and the community.
Have a project and would like student help?
Service-Learning is rapidly growing at NWTC, and can be a cost-effective tool for helping improve the community.
If you have a project and would like to enlist service-learners,
please contact us at:
1-877-240-1788 or email the Regional Learning and Community Engagement Manager, Suzanne Ritter: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will try to find a program match for your projects. As we operate on a semester schedule, a service-learning match is not guaranteed. We do our absolute best to make your project a possibility, so give us a call today!
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