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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
Lanier Therapy in Motion
Hayden is a Healthcare Science student and is completing the Surgical Tech pathway this year. She interns with Lanier Therapy in Motion, and hopes to attend UGA, UNG, or Georgia Tech for her undergraduate degree before attending medical school.
Hayden’s mentor states “She is very personable and communicates well with all individuals. She is responsible and takes direction well.”
Great Job, Hayden!
Chestatee High School
Yaxire is a Senior who has completed the Patient Care Fundamentals Pathway. Yaxire’s career goal is to be a dental hygienist. She started the year interning with Dr. Ben Hawkins where she was learning basic dental care techniques. Because of Yaxire’s hard work, she is now a paid intern at Dr. Kock’s Oral Surgeon Office.
Yaxire is now helping sterilize equipment, observe surgeries and assist with front office duties. Her mentors state, “We enjoy having her as part of our team. She is punctual, professional and motivated.”
Great Job Yaxire, we are proud of you!
Hawkins Family Dentistry
East Hall High School
North Georgia Health Systems
I am currently placed at N5G, the 5th floor of the North Patient Tower in Gainesville Georgia. I plan to pursue a career as a Pediatric Speech Pathologist. I took an interest in speech ever since my first placement at the Rehabilitation Institute in August. I plan to attend the University of Georgia to pursue a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, then get certified to practice my study at a local clinic.
Work Based Learning has helped me a lot. WBL gave me the opportunity to see so many different things I would normally not see on a regular basis. WBL has introduced me to so many amazing people who are passionate about their careers and given me the opportunity to get real life experience.
I am currently a dual enrollment student at the University of North Georgia. I am in marching band and serve as the clarinet section leader. I serve as Vice-President in National Honor Society and I am also involved in HoPe, Beta Club and Student Council. I enjoy every activity I am involved in and all the members involved.
I chose healthcare because I’ve always had a need to help others. Healthcare is a direct way to help people give them a good start in life or help them continue a good and happy life.
Flowery Branch High School
Liam is the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for December 2019! He is a Senior and is currently interning at Sidney’s Restaurant at Lanier Islands in Buford, GA. Liam is interning under Chef Kline and he is pursuing a career in Culinary Arts.
He is completing soft skill lessons to earn the Georgia Best Certificate!
GREAT JOB Liam!
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
Wyatt transferred to LCCA this year so he could be a part of Mitch Davis’ Agriculture Mechanics Program. Wyatt heard about the skills our students were learning and the apprenticeship opportunities available to him as an LCCA student.
Wyatt connected with me immediately and we created a job plan with Kubota. He’s been employed with Kubota since September and is exceeding the expectations outlined for his daily tasks. His manager noted that his work ethic is exceptional, “he’s a great kid with lots of potential”! Keep up the great work Wyatt, we are so proud of you!
North Hall High School
Northeast Georgia Medical
Jahayra is a Senior heathcare WBL intern at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She plans to attend college and medical school after graduation in pursuit of a career as an ER Physician.
Jahayra’s mentor states “Jahayra always comes in on time ready to learn and help out wherever needed. She stays later than required to learn more. Jahayra has a very professional attitude, is pleasant, and shows compassion to patients, families, and staff.”
North Hall High School
Jenna is a junior WBL student who is doing her internship at the Corner Cafe at Lanier College and Career Academy. She is a very hard worker and her employer spoke very highly of her.
Great Job, Jenna!
West Hall High School
Erika is a healthcare student who is currently interning at North Georgia Health Systems where she is involved in the hospital rotation. She is involved in Dual Enrollment and extra curricular activities at school.
Her mentor states, "I look forward to seeing where Erika goes from here. I have no doubt she will be a wonderful nurse."
North Georgia Health Systems
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“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
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