WBL at Work

OUR MISSION

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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.

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INDUSTRY

SPOTLIGHT

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WHAT IS IT?

Art today is found just in museums, but in products, advertising, and computer games that we see every day. Audio and video technology is behind the scenes of TV programs, movies, commercials and theater productions watched by billions of people every year. Communications careers can be found delivering and producing the news, creating memorable stories, and contributing to advertising, marketing and public relations. 

WHAT CAREERS CAN ARTS, A/V & COMMUNICATIONS LEAD TO?

• Actor                        • Marketing Manager

• A/V Technician           • Photographer

• Camera Operator       • Political Campaign Manager

• Graphic Designer       • Public Relations Specialist

• Journalist                  • Video Editor 

                                              • Plus Many More 

WHAT WILL I DO?

Artists, graphic designers or photographers might use their skills to help create the latest award-winning commercial. 

 

A Soundboard technician will make sure the audience can perfectly

                                   hear the actors or musicians that are performing

                                    or the news anchors who are reporting their 

                                         stories.

                                            Marketing and communication professionals

                                             help businesses better sell their products

                                             to consumers, and help organizations of 

                                             all types reach their audiences. 

IN DEMAND CAREERS NATIONWIDE

Education
Occupation
Median Salary
Job Growth 
over the next 10 years
Musician
Singer
High School
Diploma
Varies
1%
Varies
1%
A / V Equipment Technician
Certification
$43,770
12%
Broadcast Technician
Associate's 
Degree
$40,080
1%
Graphic Designer
$50,370
3%
Camera Operator for TV / Video / Movies
$54,570
8%
Public Relations Specialist
Technical Writer
Bachelor's
Degree
$60,000
6%
$71,850
9%
Multimedia Artist and Animator
Art Director
$72,520
$92,780
4%
1%

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Technical Writer
Multimedia Artist &
Animator

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Art Director

Top Earning Arts, A/V & Communication Careers through 2030

IS THIS FOR ME?

• Creative             

• Good Communicator    

• Story Teller        

• Likes Technology  

• Flexible

• Team Player        

• Works well with the public

WHAT'S NEXT?

If you are interested in a career in the Healthcare Science sector, contact your school guidance counselor to see what CTAE course work you should take. Also speak to your Work-Based Learning Coordinator to find jobs in this field to help jump start your career path. 

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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."

                -Alex George

                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."

                               -Al Trembley, 

                                WSI Rainmakers

"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."

                            -Lisa Geyer,

                           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."

          -Phil Sutton

          VP Chief Administrative Officer

“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”.

                         -Jerry Smith

                         Hall County Fire Services

The Hall County Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment. 

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