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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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Cherokee Bluff High School
Austin is an Honor’s WBL student pursuing a career in Physical Therapy. He interns with Atlanta Rehab where he is gaining valuable on-the-job experience.
Austin’s mentor states “Austin is able to build good rapport with patients and therapists. He takes initiative with getting hot/cold packs and setting up for patients.”
Chestatee High School
Taylor is a Junior and is a first year student in the Work-Based Learning Program. Taylor is displaying a great work ethic both at his job and with his WBL course work. He is submitting work early, communicating well with his supervisor and striving daily to learn and excel at his new job.
Taylor’s mentor states, “Taylor gets better every day at the tasks assigned and that is what we look for in our employees.”
Great job Taylor displaying the War Eagle Way!
East Hall High School
I want to become an Occupational Therapist after school. WBL has helped me tremendously because it has given me an opportunity to explore the field I am interested in. Last year, I interned at Sisu, a school for children with special needs, and this year I am interning at Lula Elementary in the Special Education classes. Not only have I gained work experience and responsibility, I have also decided what I want to do in the future. I have worked with children one-on-one and in small groups to assist them in learning how to read, write, and do math. I have gained communication skills with children and adults, and I have improved my punctuality. After high school, I would like to go to college and earn my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and then after that, I would need to earn my Master’s in Occupational Therapy to become an OT. I would definitely recommend WBL to other students because it helps you balance school and work, and if you do an internship, you can gain experience in the area you are interested in pursuing as a career.
Flowery Branch High School
Caroline is the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for May 2020! She is a Senior and is currently interning at The Longstreet Clinic.
Caroline completed the Healthcare Pathway and she is working to earn the Georgia Best Certificate!
GREAT JOB Caroline!
The Longstreet Clinic
Johnson High School
Morgan is a 2nd year WBL student. She is serving her second year as a Veterinary-tech assistant with the Hall County Animal Shelter.
“Morgan is doing great, as usual. She is jumping in and helping a ton! She’s such a trooper. I will keep her in mind to hire after she graduates from high school. ”
~M. Seabolt, DVM
Hall Co. Animal Shelter
Hall Co. Animal Shelter
Lanier College & Career Academy
Wyatt Wallace, senior at LCCA, is in his 2nd year of employment with Kubota Manufacturing of America. Wyatt is “ahead of the game” academically and could have enrolled in dual enrollment courses this year but chose to continue working at Kubota. His stellar work ethic is noted in all arenas of his life but especially as a WBL student.
Wyatt is proactive, highly mechanical, and loves to work. Upon high school graduation, he will be attending Augusta Technical College to become an aviation mechanic. I’m excited to see Wyatt meet his lofty goals.
Congratulations WYATT!! You ROCK!
North Hall High School
Damon is a very hard worker. He is always on top of things and turns in assignments early to make sure he has all of his work completed.
Damon works for the Wahoo Tree Service and Skogies Lakefront Restaurant.
Great job, Damon! Keep up the good work!!
Skogies Lakefront Restaurant
North Hall High School
Ella's mentor states "What a delight to have in the office! Ella does everything we ask her to do - even going the extra mile. She has a proven track record of easily learning new tools. We are thankful to have her work with the staff!"
Ella is employed as an administrative assistant at
A Helping Hand Home Care. She plans to one day
run her own accounting or law firm.
Great job, Ella! We are proud of you!
A Helping Hand Home Care
West Hall High School
Monique is a Work-Based Learning intern at Oakwood Elementary School in the counseling department. She intends to pursue a career in youth counseling. Upon graduation she plans to attend college and continue working with at risk youth.
“Monique is a true delight to have at the school.”
–Haley Collins, Counselor
Oakwood Elementary School
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."
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"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