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To assist in the creation of a strong support structure and partnerships between local employers, secondary schools, and technical schools, colleges and certified training programs.
To provide assistance in the articulation of programs of study between high schools and post-secondary institutions.
To create a system that is industry driven where employers and their representatives help set occupational skills standards, collaborate on curriculum, provide work experience and work place mentors for students, and certify mastery of skills leading to the award of a skill certificate.
To focus on student’s learning about “many aspects” of a broad industry cluster rather than mastering a narrow set of occupational skills.
The mission of the Work-Based Learning Program is to assist in providing a highly trained, technologically sophisticated and career oriented young work force. This is accomplished by developing partnerships between business, industry, students, parents, school systems, coordinators, and post-secondary institutions which will lead the participating student into meaningful careers.
Cherokee Bluff High School
Tara is a junior who interns at Barrett’s Baked Goods. She plans to obtain an undergraduate degree and then attend a culinary technical college, with an ultimate goal of working full-time in a bakery or managing her own bakery.
Tara’s mentor states “Tara is always ready to learn and contribute. She is very responsible, polite, and excellent with customers.”
Barrett's Baked Goods
Chestatee High School
“Drew is always on time and ready to work. She is very helpful and has a great attitude.”
~Ms. Fung, Teacher, Sardis Elementary
Drew is a 1st year WBL student with an interest in
pursuing Early Childhood Education as her career.
Sardis Elementary School
East Hall High School
“I have been doing graphic design since 8th grade and decided to do marketing because I wanted to try something new. I have always been interested in helping businesses grow. I have learned that graphic design and marketing go hand and hand, so I have used my experience in graphic design to help me thrive in the work environment.
My plan after high school is to attend the University of Georgia to major in marketing. Marketing is something that I enjoy and my position at Homestar helped me realize that.”
Flowery Branch High School
Traci Timmons is the Work-Based Learning Student Of The Month of August 2019. Traci is a Senior and is pursing her career goal in broadcast and film production.
She is interning at WDUN and Abernathy and Cochran where she writes for the Faces Of Hall blog. Traci is planning on attending Full Sail University in Florida when she graduates in May 2020.
Great Job, Traci
WDUN and Abernathy & Cochran
Johnson High School
“Ashton is great at completing tasks on time. He always follow directions and is ready to work. Ashton is always focused on his work.”
Gibson Dental Designs
Great Job, Ashton!!
Lanier College & Career Academy
Josue is a senior at LCCA working in the construction program with Mr. Presley. He was employed with Hall County Schools the summer of 2019 and is continuing to work as an assistant while completing his education.
Josue desires to go to a 4-year college after getting some pre-requisite classes out of the way as a Dual Enrollment student this spring.
He wants to continue to learn the construction business and work as a field supervisor or engineer one day.
North Hall High School
Holly's Bed and Biscuit Inn
Caitlen interns at Holly’s Bed and Biscuit Inn where her responsibilities include feeding animals, monitoring animals on special programs, assisting with grooming, and maintaining a clean and orderly facility. Her mentor states that “Caitlen has shown remarkable growth in her time at Holly’s and is trained to handle all tasks around the kennel. Anything we ask her to do, she does with a smile. We love having her!”
Recently, Caitlen spent the night in Labor and Delivery and assisted in delivering 7 puppies. This experience helped her determine that she wants to pursue the veterinary technician field after graduation.
Great job, Caitlen! We are proud of your accomplishments!
North Hall High School
Jenna is a junior WBL student who is doing her internship at the Corner Cafe at Lanier College and Career Academy. She is a very hard worker and her employer spoke very highly of her.
Great Job, Jenna!
West Hall High School
Lanier Family Dentistry
Gabrielle is a Work-Based Learning intern at Lanier Family Dentistry in Buford. She is working towards completing her Allied Healthcare Pathway. Gabby intends to pursue a career in dentistry. Upon graduation she plans to attend college at UNG then go to dental school.
“Gabrielle is a great student; she is asking all the right questions and is genuinely interested in everything we do here at the office.” –Dr. Ala Brown
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“Our department has worked with the Work-based Learning Program for many years and have found the program to be a valuable tool in recruiting students interested in public safety and an avenue for community engagement”.
Hall County Fire Services
What Our Employers are Saying
"WBL is a true win-win situation across the board. The experiences help students make informed career choices, the schools improve their ability to prepare students and the businesses get additional help while developing potential future employees."
Operations Director, PPG
"The enthusiasm and collaboration between businesses and Hall County Work-Based Learning is valued and a win for our community. WSI Rainmakers is 'All In' and supports WBL. From students to the community, we all learn."
"J. Geyer Advertising has enjoyed and benefited from our partnership wtih the Hall County WBL. We feel this is such an important program that teaches important work skills to our students and future workforce. Our company enjoys the fresh ideas that our interns provide."
J. Geyer Advertising
"I had the opportunity to participate in a career readiness expo day. The students were well-prepared, very professional and highly engaged."
-Sheila Caldwel, UNG
"At Kubota, we believe in contributing to society in all that we do and I can't think of a better way than to invest in the future of our young folks. I sincerely believe that our partnership in Work-Based Learning is the cornerstone of our workforce development efforts and the single most important human capital investment we can make for the future of our business."
VP Chief Administrative Officer