College graduates face challenges if they try to enter the workforce without experience. The Work-Based Learning (WBL) program at Volunteer State Community sets up partnerships with area businesses to provide students with work opportunities while they are still in college.
The current job market is tough for employers. Hiring is a top priority for most businesses. Maxwell Septic Pumping in Gallatin wanted to expand their office staff. They heard about the Work-Based Learning program at Volunteer State Community College. Now, Business student, Whitney Quarles of Hendersonville, is learning marketing from the ground up with an internship.