IT’S TIME TO TAKE YOUR CLASSROOM LEARNING TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
Applied learning, also referred to hands-on learning, is the process where students integrate classroom learning with real-world experiences or situations. In short, it gives you a chance to practice what you have learned.
Your education includes not only your classroom learning but also your real-world experiences. At Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence (IT COE) we understand that you need opportunities, challenges, and external validation of your academic learning. That is why we offer a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities.
As part of our mission, IT COE is here to give you learning opportunities that take your classroom work and brings it to real life. These opportunities are what sets YOU ahead of the rest! By participating in Hands-On Learning events you will:
- Test your KSAs in a real–life environment
- Meet and work with peers in your industry
- Meet current industry leaders and professionals looking for new talent to join their teams
- Show your strong commitment to lifelong learning
The IT COE offers a wide range of hands-on training and career readiness opportunities. These are designed to test your knowledge, which will help lead you to be successful in your computer and technical careers. The more you take advantage of this wide range of applied learning opportunities, the more you’ll show your dedication to understanding your skills.
Applied learning can happen in many ways:
- Participation in one of the many Minnesota State Events structured for student learning
- Other industry skill development events
- Additional web based learning options
And so many others to apply your learning.
At Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence we call it BEING EPIC.
Be EPIC – Apply Your Learning
Explore – Find excellent career information, websites, scholarships, and professional associations to join!
Prepare – For your career, find out which soft skills employers want, and watch Career Readiness videos.
Involvement – In camps, competitions, workshops, events, and professional development trainings
Connect – Join a group, discuss innovative ideas, connect with employers, and apply for FUSION residencies and internships.