The Impact of Work-Based Learning on Employability Outcomes


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Insights from Riipen's student impact survey and case studies from the University of California Riverside, Extension and the University of North Dakota.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chances are you've got questions. We have the answers.

What does a Level UP project need to include?

Projects should provide 80 hours of work per student participating. Each project must be completed within 2-8 weeks. For more information on how to create and submit a project for Level UP, you can consult this article.

How many projects can I submit and how many students can I take on?

Currently, there are no limitations to the amount of projects an employer can submit, and the number of students they can take on. Employers are required to provide a minimum of 5 hours of mentorship to each student. That being said, we ask that you are mindful of the amount of students you accept to work on your project.

What if my project requires more than 80 hours of work?

If this is the case, we suggest taking on more than 1 student on the same project. For example, if your project requires 160 hours of work, 2 students would be needed to complete your project. Additionally, you are able to separate 1 project into 2 phases. This will allow you to work with the same student on more than 1 project.

What are the Terms and Conditions for the program and what is the three strike system?

In an effort to create a good Level UP experience for all parties, we have updated our Terms and Conditions, which can be found here. Please take a moment to read through them. We've also created a three strike system. This means that if any Level UP user goes against the Terms and Conditions, they will receive a strike. You will be notified via e-mail when/if you've received a strike. If you receive three strikes, you will be removed from the program and will no longer be able to participate.

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As higher education faces student engagement challenges, the demand for real-world work experiences grows. Work-based learning, combining classroom education with hands-on projects, has emerged as a solution. By fostering employer-educator partnerships, students gain practical experience and improved employability outcomes. Explore the impact of work-based learning in this in-depth analysis.

In this exclusive report, discover:

  • The rising significance of work-based learning in higher education

  • Riipen's platform: Bridging the gap between educators and employers

  • Case study: Enhancing learning at the University of California Riverside, Extension

  • Case study: Expanding opportunities at the University of North Dakota

  • Riipen's student impact survey and key success metrics

  • The future of education: AI and work-based learning's role in shaping workforce development


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