Fill a long-term employment need with a Delta graduate. Find skilled students for a temporary co-op or internship position. Register for the next job fair. Develop future talent with job shadowing experiences. Whatever your workforce talent needs, you can build them at Delta.
Hiring students through internships and cooperative education programs can develop your talent pipeline and give you access to highly-skilled workers at lower wages. Work-based learning benefits students, businesses and the community. Any business – no matter how large or small – can benefit from engaging students in these types of learning opportunities. Work-based learning comes in a variety of forms and can be short or long-term in nature. Plus, you get to know the individual, and their work ethic, before making a long-term hiring commitment.
How are these roles different?
Have a great employee that you want to support as they develop their trade? Skilled Trades at Delta are designed in partnership with local industry leaders to provide top-notch training to great employees. We'll help you create customized education plans so in the end, your employee gains the skills and knowledge you need them to have for your business, and they learn a trade.
This is a partnership between Delta College and local businesses. It provides the student with classroom learning and a hands-on learning experience with a business. Students are able to alternate their time between going to school and employment and are able to gain practical experience in their field of study.
Delta College co-ops require a one year commitment which typically begins in the Fall.
Currently, students are required to enroll in an academic course specific to the co-op experience. A student must enroll in the course each semester they are working as a co-op and there is student homework associated with it. Employers are also required to participate by submitting evaluations and other engagement activities.
Internship is a form of learning that takes knowledge and theory learned in the classroom and combines it with practical skills development in a workplace setting. Internships can be paid or non-paid, can be at for-profit or not-for-profit businesses and can last a few weeks or a full semester.
Job shadowing is a great way for undecided students to learn more about a potential career field. Delta College maintains a directory of professionals willing to help students with career exploration by making themselves available for information interviewing and job shadowing. A few of the many benefits to mentoring a Pioneer is to connect with our student talent, support career exploration, develop an awareness of in-demand jobs within your industry and promote your company’s culture and brand.
Do you need an intern, a co-op student or an apprentice? Delta staff is here for you and committed to your talent pipeline success. Our team is committed to helping you navigate our services to best fit your needs.
Hire a delta graduate
Employers from all over the state come to us for qualified employees. They know Delta College delivers great employees that go above and beyond, are well trained and are knowledgeable in their field.
80% of the Delta grads from the last five years live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Area.
Looking for a great employee with a great education?
Our students and graduates are job-ready. By hiring a Pioneer, you keep skilled workers in our region, diversify your workforce with highly motivated employees and get fresh talent.
If you hire one of our graduates, please make sure to report back to us.
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As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), we believe in meeting the strong ethical standards set up in NACE’s Principles for Professional Practice. So, In an effort to ensure equitable and consistent service, employers must meet the following guidelines to post in the Pioneer Jobs database:
- The employer must be affiliated with a profit corporation or non-profit agency.
- The position must be paid at least minimum wage, with the exception of an un-paid internship.
- Employees must receive a W-2 or 1099.
- The company cannot charge a fee to potential applicants.
- No personal posting will be allowed.
- No direct marketing or pyramid based “positions” will be posted.
- The employer must utilize non- discriminatory and fair hiring and practices as identified by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the above NACE Principles.
Delta College Career Development reserves the right to remove any posting not deemed to meet these posting standards.
Spark an interest
Market your career opportunities personally by connecting with Delta College students who are in programs related to your employment needs. Help students understand the growth opportunities at your business and the demands of the job field through job shadow experiences.
Call us and we can connect you to job shadow or classroom presentation opportunities with faculty and students.
More than 60,000 students have graduated from Delta College with a degree or certificate.
80% of Delta grads from the last five years live and work in the Great Lakes Bay Region.
Delta's co-op program has over 150 students working in the area and gaining valuable, hands-on experience.
"All I need to do is make a phone call and the Career Services team does the rest. Hiring in our industry can be a task. But, by working with Delta, it's much easier."
Escon Group, Bay City