North Carolina Work-Based Learning Association Announces Outstanding Employer

The award recipient being given the award

Forsyth Technical Community College Nominates Research Information Systems at Wake Forest Baptist Health for Collaboration on Work-Based Learning 

Getting work experience while still in school is an invaluable experience for students preparing for a career. At Forsyth Tech, the Work-Based Learning Department comprised of Beth Agnello, director and Danielle Rose, manager works with local businesses to offer real-world, on-the-job internship experiences to students. Businesses also benefit by identifying students who may become employees. One of the business partners who has worked closely with Work-Based Learning is Scott Rushing, director of Research Information Systems at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

“Working with the Work-Based Learning team from Forsyth Technical Community College, we have been able to identify students with an IT background who have an interest in gaining experience working in this environment,” said Rushing. “We have had two interns to date, both of whom turned into full-time employees, and we are gearing up for a third intern in the spring semester.”

Rushing was nominated in November for the North Carolina Work-Based Learning Association (NCWBLA) Outstanding Employer Award by Beth Agnello.

“We were proud to nominate Scott Rushing’s team at Research Information Systems, Wake Forest Baptist Health for the NCWBLA Outstanding Employer Award,” said Agnello. “The Research Information Systems team is thoughtful in the way they manage and develop their talent and are very responsive to Forsyth Tech’s needs, as well as the students’.

The North Carolina Work-Based Learning Association (NCWBLA) selected Rushing and his team as winner of the Outstanding Employer award during the annual conference of NCWBLA at the Hawthorne Inn, Winston-Salem.

Work-Based Learning (Internships) allow degree-seeking students to integrate classroom study with supervised, work-related learning in an actual work environment. Students benefit by gaining valuable field experience and receive college credit.

 

Photo Caption: Celebrating the Outstanding Employer at the North Carolina Work-Based Learning Association Conference are (from left): Beth Agnello, director, Work-Based Learning and Manufacturing Skills Certification, Forsyth Tech; Julia Robertson, Research Information Systems, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Faith Fagan, president, NCWBLA;  Scott Rushing, director, Research Information Systems, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Dr. Gary Green, president, Forsyth Tech and Danielle Rose, manager, Work-Based Learning at Forsyth Tech.