LEARN BY DOING

Kohl Centre project 2016

What is the Kohl Centre?

A class.

A partnership.

A solution to the challenges faced by today's agribusiness sector!

Students gain degree credits while being exposed to "real life," or real work, issues through the Kohl Centre experience.  Throughout the course, students implement their classroom knowledge to help Kohl Centre clients overcome obstacles and enhance their businesses through market, production, human resource, legal and financial solutions. The Kohl Centre Experiential learning course, AAEC 4414 - Applied Economic Problem-Solving, is offered in the Fall under the leadership of Dr. Kim Morgan.  

Kohl Centre partners, including Virginia Tech faculty, industry experts, state agencies, and consultants, first identify knowledge gaps and critical needs in the food and fiber sector. Kohl Centre students, with the help and facilitation of AAEC Facutly, then apply their classroom knowledge to help fill these gaps and needs.

Students are assessed on three measurable learning objectives:

  1. To present ideas orally and in writing
  2. To work with diverse partners in a team environment under time constraints
  3. To shape and direct their own work and contributions

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