WBL at Work
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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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WHAT IS IT?
STEM careers help shape our future, solve our problems, and innovate new products or systems. Technology is rapidly changing almost every industry and STEM workers are driving these advancements. Information Technology careers involve developing and maintaining computer systems and applications for individuals and organizations to conduct their everyday business. These careers also involve repairing devices to they run effectively and smoothly. Business careers are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of business organizations.
WHAT CAREERS CAN STEM, INFO TECH & BUSINESS LEAD TO?
• Biochemical Engineer
• Computer Programmer
• Cybersecurity Analyst
• Electrical Engineer
• Human Resources Manager
• Operations Manager
• Systems Administrator
• Web Developer
• Plus many more
WHAT WILL I DO?
Network Administrators are responsible for a company's entire network system. As a Computer Programmer you will work on developing code that creates an application used by businesses to perform certain tasks. A Business Intelligence Analyst might analyze data that helps an organization make better strategic business decisions.
Biochemical Engineers might develop the latest artificial intelligence application that changes a new industry. Mechatronics Technicians work on automated, robotic manufacturing systems to make manufacturing more efficient. Civil Engineers
might design new bridges that last 3 times longer that today's outdated bridges.
Administrative Assistants take on administrative tasks that free up time and make a company more efficient. Accountants track invoices, payments and revenue for businesses. Human Resource professionals make sure employees are working to their fullest potential while Managers and Owners oversee the business day-to-day, decide what products to make, and how to run the businesses more efficiently.
IN DEMAND CAREERS NATIONWIDE
over the next 10 years
Computer User Support Specialist
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Computer Network Support Specialist
Human Resources Specialist
Computer Systems Analyst
Information Security Analyst
General & Operations Manager
Software Applications Developer
Information Security Analyst
General & Operations Manager
Top Earning STEM, Info Technology and Business Careers through 2030
IS THIS FOR ME?
• Computer skills
• Decision maker
• Attention to detail
• Problem solver
• Strong communicator
• Good at math and with numbers
If you are interested in a career in the Graphic Arts and AV 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.
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
“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