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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Work-Based Learning Program


Students will apply their technical skill knowledge in real-world learning environments and problem-solving scenarios.


An internship is a highly structured, time-limited, career preparation activity in which students are placed at a worksite to participate in and observe work first hand. Internships provide students the opportunity to learn by doing real work and being productively engaged in the workplace. Students have the opportunity to work in teams, work on a project, or rotate through a number of departments and job functions.

Workplace Challenge

A Workplace Challenge is a career preparation activity where small groups of students are engaged in solving a real-world problem or a challenge issued by an employer. Students work as a team to identify possible solutions. Students then create and deliver a presentation on their solutions to the employer.

Workplace Tour

A Workplace Tour is a highly-structured career awareness activity in which students visit a workplace, learn about the business, meet employees, ask questions, and observe work in progress. A Workplace Tour is designed and structured to meet specific learning outcomes, be educationally rich, and build awareness of the business, its industry sector, its role in the economy, and the career options it provides.