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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
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Zara is an Honors WBL student in the Healthcare Science pathway. Zara interns at NGHS Braselton and aspires to be either a neonatal or pediatric specialist. Zara plans to attend either UGA, Clemson, or UNC upon graduation, followed by med school for her doctorate degree.
Zara’s mentor states “She is professional, attentive and inquisitive. Zara demonstrates a desire to learn.”
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
Keller Williams Realty
My career goal is to become a real estate agent. I love to interact with people and make people happy. I plan to go to college and get my bachelor’s degree and obtain my real estate license.
At Keller-Williams I have learned about marketing and how to get your business out there. My internship has helped me gain knowledge about real estate and how there are different parts to help your business grow.
This has been such a great experience and opportunity for me. I give thanks to the Work-Based Learning class.
Flowery Branch High School
Alex is a Senior and interns at Carroll Daniel Construction in Gainesville, GA.
Alex is completing the Engineering Pathway and learning various Engineering skills as well as employability and workforce development skills through WBL.
He continues to excel in the program and is pursuing his Georgia Best Certificate!
Great Job Alex!
Carroll Daniel Construction
Johnson High School
Chestnut Elementary School
“Vi is great with problem solving. She has a positive attitude, is flexible, and is adaptable. She is building relationships with students and doing an amazing job!”
~ R. Hatcher, Teacher
Chestnut Mountain Elementary
Great Job, Vi!
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
Caden is a Work-Based Learning intern at Specialty Orthopedics in Gainesville. He has had classes in the Allied Healthcare Pathway. Caden intends to pursue a career in orthopedics.
Caden juggles his internship, athletics and a paid position with the Hall County Recreational Department as a referee.
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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