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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
Congratulations, Kristina on all of your accomplishments this year! You have exhibited exactly what it means to be a Bear, with all of your hard work at Bell Minor Home, your contributions to Honors WBL and our softball team, and earning college credit through dual enrollment!
We are so proud of you and wish you the best as you begin this next chapter!
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
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
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 Olivia Fields as the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for May 2020!
Olivia works at Bojangles in Gainesville, Georgia as a crew member. She enrolled at LCCA this year and has overcome some “bumps in the road” with wisdom, perseverance, and resilience beyond what anyone can imagine. She always has a smile on her face and performs any and all tasks with excellence, both in WBL and her academics.
LCCA celebrates all of Olivia’s achievements and is eager to see what the future holds. Her humble, gentle spirit along with her exceptional work ethic is to be admired!
You ROCK Olivia, we are so proud of you!!
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
Kristen is a second year WBL student studying business and entrepreneurship. This year she will also complete the Patient Care pathway in healthcare science.
Kristen offers up friendly customer service and a smile (now under a mask) as she works the front lines at Kroger to ensure we all have access to groceries. If you have recently placed a Click List order at the Thompson Bridge location, she may have even been your “personal shopper”!
Kristen is dependable and outgoing. She strives to make sure her customers have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.
Thank you for your service, Kristen! We appreciate you!
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