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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
Mr. Heather's Educational Adventures
Sophie is a senior in the Advanced Academic Pathway and interns at Ms. Heather’s Educational Adventures. She is well-loved by the staff and students, and some of her duties include teaching enrichment classes, creating marketing videos and ads, and creating reading and writing lessons.
Sophie’s mentor says “She is very organized, wonderful with the kids, and we love having her!”
Chestatee High School
“Yadirra is one of the best high school students we ever had. We are thrilled to have her in our Leadership Program and hope she works with us for years to come!”
Chick-Fil-A Human Resources
Yadira has completed two career pathways:
•Business and Technology
•Marketing and Management
East Hall High School
Tyler plans to attend a technical school for a degree in Applied Technology. His career goal is “to not only have a job but a career in which I’m passionate about and love.”
“WBL has helped me plan for the future by not only preparing me for what’s ahead but opened my eyes to the opportunity around me.”
“The biggest thing I have learned from my experiences on the job is to treat others as you would want to be treated. And I’m doing that people will remember who you are.”
“I would recommend WBL to students who want to get ahead, and by get ahead I mean students who want to learn and grow as a student in the workplace. It teaches you the essentials to success.”
Congratulations Tyler! Thank you for representing EHHS and WBL!
Flowery Branch High School
Micaela is the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for April 2020! She is a Senior and is currently interning at Collin Chiropractic.
Micaela completed the Healthcare Science Pathway and she is working to earn the
Georgia Best Certificate!
Great Job, Micaela!
Johnson High School
Academy of Discoveries
“James is such a great addition to our AOD family. He strives every day to connect with the students and help them gain more confidence!”
~ Paige Evans, Physical Education Teacher
Academies of Discovery
James is a Healthcare Science Pathway Completer and he has earned credentials for:
•Basic Life Support
Lanier College & Career Academy
Lanier College and Career Academy selects David Sigaran as the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for January 2020!
David works hard at Taller Melendez Automotive in Gainesville, Georgia. Being a career technical pathway completer in Carpentry & HVAC Systems, he is highly technical and an asset to any industry that needs mechanical employees.
David is a HARD worker and keeps up with his attendance and academics at school.
David also represents LCCA well in our CTSO & SkillsUSA competitions; consistently earing 1st place in Carpentry!
Taller Melendez Automotive
North Hall High School
Rising Fawn Farms
Kenneth is an outstanding student at school and at work. He is an employee at Rising Fawn Farms and is working towards completing his Agriculture pathway.
He is always so polite, respectful and has the best attitude. He does whatever he is told with a smile on his face!
Great Job, Kenneth!
North Hall High School
Bentley is a second year Work Based Learning student who has completed the Vet Science Pathway. She works at Chad Ray Performance Horses where she excels in her role as a horse trainer.
Bentley’s mentor states that her problem solving skills and time efficiency make her a valuable asset to the business.
Great job, Bentley!
Chad Ray Performance Horses
West Hall High School
Anthony is a junior who works at Northeast Georgia Rentals. He is completing his Carpentry pathway and recently competed at the SkillsUSA region meet. Anthony was awarded the Carpentry Outstanding Student certificate during CTAE month. Anthony is a member of the WBL Honor's Cohort.
Anthony plans to pursue a career in the automotive industry. His employers feels he is a trustworthy, hardworking employee with a bright future.
Northeast Georgia Rentals
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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."
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