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What is CWEE?

CWEE is an acronym for the Cooperative Work Experience Education program at College of the Canyons. CWEE helps students achieve their educational and career goals through for-credit internships (CWE-188) and general work experience (CWE-189).Students enroll in a CWEE course and use their internship or job for lab hours, attend one class meeting, and complete a number of independent study assignments.

Internships must be related to a Career Technical Education program or associated with the student’s career goal. Internships offer students the opportunity to apply their skills while still in college, gain on-the-job experience, and "try out" a career before graduation.

General work experience is intended to develop new skills by challenging the employee with a project beyond the scope of their typical duties.

The goal of the Cooperative Work Experience program is to prepare students for the real world of work. College graduates are realizing that it takes more than a degree or certificate to get a good paying job. It takes work experience too.




CWEE Internship YouTube video | 5:16 min.

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"We have been very successful with the CWEE program, and it has provided us with qualified candidates through the internship program which have led to paid positions. The internship process gives the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped someone to begin their career." 

Rob Gardner
Santa Clarita Web Services