Technical Division Workforce Experience (TDWE)

The Technical Division Work Experience (TDWE) integrates a student’s academic and career interests with productive work experience. Students can earn college credit while working in positions related to their academic program, similar to on-the-job training programs.carpentry student framing a house

Eligible Technical Programs

  • Electrician: Commercial
  • Electrician: Residential
  • Electrician: Small Industrial
  • HVAC/R Technician
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Precision Machining
  • Residential Construction

Student Eligibility
To participate, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a Delgado Technical Program
  • Be recommended by two (2) previous or current Delgado faculty in their program of study
  • Successfully complete the pre-requisite requirements for TDWE

Benefits for Students

  • Earn college credit while working in positions related to academic program
  • Gain insight into the world of work
  • Develop your skills
  • Improve your interview skills
  • Get a job
  • Help you figure out your likes / dislikes / strengths / weaknesses
  • Gain practical knowledge
  • Increase your motivation to be successful when you go back to school or university
  • Put school in perspective

Benefits for Employers

  • Access to qualified and skilled workers
  • Increased cost effectiveness for recruiting new workers by using on-the job performance as an evaluation
  • Excellent source of year-round temporary personnel
  • Student employees are not eligible for unemployment benefits
  • Enhanced company relations with college staff, students, and the community at large
  • Improved connection to the college can ensure a curriculum reflecting industry standards

Interested employers can fill out this information form to be a part of the TDWE program.

To learn more, contact Koren E. Thornton at kthorn@dcc.edu or (504) 671-6707.