Community & Business Services

Here at Sussex we are committed to serving students and the Sussex County community, and one important way we do this is through workforce development partnerships. Below are types of opportunities for students and businesses.   

If you are a business interested in sponsoring an apprenticeship, an internship, or a co-op/externship experience or a student serious about participating in one of these programs, please contact Dean Sherry Fitzgerald at sfitzgerald@sussex.edu.

Additional Resources https://www.dol.gov/

Opportunities

An apprenticeship is a type of vocational preparation that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction.  Apprenticeships are available in a large variety of industries.  Sussex County Community College can offer your organization comprehensive approach to workforce development.  

Apprenticeship Benefits for Employers

  • Diversify your workforce
  • Improve your strategy for hiring a skilled workforce.
  • Reduce recruiting cost.
  • Fill your company’s skill gap.
  • Grow your own talent.
  • Reduce turnover by increasing employee loyalty.

Apprenticeship Benefits for Students

  • College education paid for by your employer.
  • Employed with a salary and benefits prior and after to graduation.
  • College degree and/or industry credentials
  • Graduate with no college debt.

Additional Resources About Apprenticeships

Internships, co-op and externships positions can help college students gain experience and acquire a job market advantage. These valuable experiences can be paid, not paid, for non-profit during the traditional semesters and sometimes in the summer.

Internships

  • For academic course credit
  • Supervised by faculty
  • Length of time is set by the course requirements
  • Can be paid or unpaid

Co-Ops

  • Combined classroom-based education with practical work experience
  • Supervised by faculty/Not supervised
  • Length of experience set by employer and student
  • Full-time or part-time experience
  • Can be paid or unpaid

Externships

  • Non-credit experience
  • Supervised by faculty/Not supervised
  • Length of experience is usually by the hour or day
  • Unpaid experience

Additional Resources About Internships/Co-Op Education/Externships