RCC student very first to comprehensive perform-based mostly finding out internship



HAMLET – Daija Rivers of Anson County chose to examine Info Technological innovation at Richmond Local community College due to the fact she wished a occupation in a continuously evolving area.

Rivers, a mother of two, has prevail over a lot of hurdles to get exactly where she is today. She has produced it a position to be a potent illustration of perseverance for her children and established ambitions and drive via even when it is hard.

She has attained a few certificates in Facts Technological know-how from RCC: Safety+ Prep, Data Technological know-how Network Administration, and Info Engineering Community+ Prep. She will also be graduating in June with an affiliate in applied science degree and has been approved to North Carolina A&T College to go after a bachelor’s degree in Info Know-how in the slide.

“I selected to pursue IT since know-how has been an curiosity of mine for several decades. I appreciate how a lot engineering has evolved above the years. I locate technological innovation extremely intriguing and there’s constantly a little something new to learn about it,” Rivers reported.

“We count on technology in some form or variety each day. I want to be as educated and professional about technologies and its features as significantly as achievable.”

She is also the to start with function-based mostly studying student in the Facts Know-how software and started her IT finding out expertise at the Plastek Team in Hamlet in at the commencing of 2021.

“This option was my 1st technical palms on career practical experience. Plastek’s, Chris Frank, was pretty useful, he guided me and worked along with of me in the course of my internship,” Rivers said.

“This internship actually sharpened my expertise and my craft,” she explained.

“My advisor Mr. Lance Barber was there just about every phase of the way during my semesters and my instructor Kelley Beam recommended me in some locations in job preparations so I was completely well prepared from my internship and graduation,” explained Rivers.

“From the start, Daija was eager to progress through the IT software and get started her career. That’s what it normally takes to be productive in this at any time-altering area. It will take another person who is psyched about IT and dedicated to lifelong mastering,” explained Data Technology Program Coordinator, Lance Barber.

“Being the very first IT Get the job done-Based Understanding (WBL) student, will give her the basis to a great profession. I know this will be a single of her many accomplishments. I know she will retain up the terrific do the job,” reported Business Administration Method Coordinator, Kelley Beam.

About the System

The Info Technological know-how (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for work in the technological know-how sector as designers, testers, assist technicians, program directors, builders, or programmers. Graduates use computer program and/or components to design and style, course of action, employ and take care of data techniques in specialties such as databases solutions, safety, business enterprise intelligence, healthcare informatics and other people depending on the specialized route selected in this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with enterprises, academic systems, and governmental businesses which count on laptop techniques to layout and take care of data. The application will include the competencies of business-identified certification examinations.

Get the job done-Based Discovering

Function-primarily based studying (WBL) permits college students to implement what they have learned in the classroom in an true workplace setting. Learners perform for an employer in a position directly associated to their discipline of study and should finish at the very least 160 hrs with their WBL employer. This system will help pupils build employability competencies that the higher education has identified as critical to achievements in the office.

Students who participate in WBL will get useful rewards through the application, receive university credit score in direction of a diploma, refine position research expertise, give prospects to implement classroom instruction in an genuine place of work atmosphere and assistance with occupation exploration and range.

“Work-based learning (WBL) is an incredible chance for our college students, and just one we are growing to new companies so a lot more pupils can choose edge and be much better ready for market,” stated Barber.

For far more information and facts about Info Technology at RCC, make contact with Lance Barber at (910) 410-1911 or electronic mail [email protected] To discover a lot more about Operate-Based Studying, make contact with Patsy Stanley at (910) 410-1830 or e mail [email protected]

Kacie Hamby is assistant director of Promoting and Communications of Richmond Local community College.