We put the hire in higher education.
We are the first 4-year college to require every student to participate in career-readiness
programming from matriculation to graduation. This approach to education will equip
DC students with the knowledge, experiences, and habits critical to achieving career
WHAT'S THE VALUE?
- Develop the ability to apply career-readiness skills in pursuing your next challenge
- Become uniquely valuable and competitive in today's workforce
- Earn points by attending Jacket Journey events and simultaneously refine the soft
skills employers want to hire. Top point earners win prizes!
SKILLS YOU'LL GAIN:
- critical & creative thinking
- effective written & oral communication
- teamwork & collaboration
- ethical judgement & decision making
- digital technology
Your education is a journey. As a Defiance College Yellow Jacket, your journey will
prepare you for a lifetime of professional possibilities. While most colleges tell
seniors how to react when opportunity knocks, we teach students how to open doors
Jeremy Taylor, Ph.D.
Dean, Institute for Career Readiness & Lifelong Learning
419-783-2305 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Institute for Career Readiness & Lifelong Learning
419-783-2366 | email@example.com
Assistant Director, Institute for Career Readiness & Lifelong Learning
419-783-2349 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Literacy Education Coordinator, Institute for Career Readiness & Lifelong
419-783-2350 | email@example.com
Administrative Assistant, McMaster School & Institute for Career Readiness & Lifelong
419-783-2553 | firstname.lastname@example.org
"To Know, To Understand, To Lead, and To Serve" is the mission of Defiance College
and our commitment to the future.
Defiance College works with employers to learn the specific skills that are necessary
for their industries and what skills they anticipate needing in the future. Pre- and
post-program assessment data help us determine how to work together to unite higher
education and workforce development.
Immersing faculty into business and industry for extended periods helps us better
understand workforce development needs and how faculty can adjust instruction methods
and learning objectives to meet those requirements more effectively.
Defiance College is leading the way to bring higher education and industry together
to benefit our regional, state, and national economies. We provide a forum where educators
and business leaders can articulate their objectives while working together to prepare
students for successful entry into the modern workforce.
Through our efforts to develop future professionals, Defiance College is serving students,
employers, and industries alike. We are responding to the challenges employers are
expressing and preparing graduates for existing roles in their fields of study, as
well as for careers not yet imagined.