Work Study Student (Current Employee) – Morganton, NC – July 20, 2017
Our duty is to file documents into the correct student's folder. When we're not filing, we are scanning documents into the computer. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with the staffs. They're friendly and approachable. They're reliable when I have questions.
It was a good, clean job environment for instructors.
Educator/Instructor (Former Employee) – Morganton, NC – June 17, 2017
I was given freedom within the classroom to choose curriculum and pacing. Access to materials.and administration was great. There was always someone available to answer any questions and the coworkers were easy to work with. There was low stress for most part, but completing the paperwork could be a hassle. My favorite part of what I accomplished was the ability to counsel students when they had difficulties in their lives.
When my mother was ill, they were lenient towards letting me off.
My job was secure only as long as there was funding available.
The lab assistant job is essentially a tutoring job using the funding for technical support to pay for it. You work in the lab time when the students are suppose to study and work on projects, you help them as needed and keep the computers running. Each student is only allowed one semester of work opertunity.
You get to run the labs and teach the less advanced students without the interference of teachers, It's a much more creative environment.
The director was too busy to be both the director and the teacher. Rarely knew what was happening.
General Education Development (GED) Educator (Former Employee) – Morganton, NC – February 6, 2014
Teaching inmates general math, English, science, social studies, and reading skills. Patience is a requirement in this field. The most enjoyable part of the job was when a student 'graduated' and received their GED.
A typical day starts with a quick check with the supervisors for any special tasks that need to be done along with the standard clean up and organization of the lab areas. These tasks can range from redistributing equipment to dismantlement student projects and even manufacturing parts for use by students. Typically there is one Lab Tech and one Work Study student for each department at the college. The hardest part of the job occurs at the start of he semester with the inventory of surplus equipment and reorganization of the labs in preparation for the new semester. The most enjoyable part of the job is the opportunity to learn new things in my field of study and the freedom to work around my schedule.
There was not much to the job other than being in a computer lab so students have the ablility to work on projects after class hours. Helping students and also making surer students were respectful to others and people outside of the computer room.