February 2020

Cherokee Bluff High School

Andrea  is a Healthcare Science student who  is completing the Sports Medicine pathway this year. She interns at Spout Springs in the Nurse’s Clinic. Andrea plans to attend college and pursue a degree in the medical field.

Andrea’s mentor states “she is very respectful, follows directions well, and is willing to ask questions when necessary.”

Congratulations, Andrea!

Andrea Hernandez

Spout Springs Elementary

Heidi Sanchez

Heidi is a Senior at Chestatee who is dual enrolled at Lanier Technical College. Heidi works 25 hours per week as a Human Resource Assistant at IMS Gear. Some of Heidi’s tasks include:

•Assisting with the Apprenticeship Program

•New Hire Process

•Strategic Purchasing Manager

•Benefits Reconciliation

•Liaison for the Hispanic Employees using her Bi-lingual skills

Heidi’s mentor states, “ Heidi is dependable, self-motivated, task-oriented and displays traits of a leader in all she does. We are thrilled to have her, hopes she continues to work with our company and don’t know what we would do without her.”  Heidi is a great example of how WBL and Dual Enrollment are a great combination with scheduling. Great job Heidi, we are all proud of you!

Chestatee High School

IMS Gear

Tyler Martin

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!

Ace Hardware

East Hall High School

Anna Jones

Anna is the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for February 2020!  She is a Senior and is currently interning at Northeast Georgia Health Systems. 

Anna is a 2nd year WBL Healthcare Intern and she is pursuing a career in Nursing. She is completing soft skill lessons to earn the Georgia Best Certificate!



Flowery Branch High School

Northeast Georgia Health Systems

Joshua serves an engineering internship at Marel.  His mentors have this to say about him:

“Joshua retains knowledge about tasks and information and demonstrates the ability to expand his knowledge.  He is also self-sufficient.” 

“Joshua can take basic requests and figure out the parts he hasn’t been taught, yet, with ease.” 

Joshua is a Business and Technology pathway completer and has earned credentials for Microsoft Specialist in PowerPoint and GeorgiaBEST

Joshua Flores

Johnson High School


Jillian Luster

Lanier College and Career Academy selects Jillian Luster as the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for February 2020!


Jillian works with Papa Johns in Gainesville, Georgia.  Being a former career technical hospitality/culinary student, Jillian brings experience to the Papa Johns company and has moved from station-to-station, being cross-trained on all store tasks. 


Jillian is a HARD worker and natural leader at school and work.  She is currently enrolled in the CNA program with a desire to have a career in the healthcare industry. 


Congratulations Jillian, we are PROUD of  YOU!!

Lanier College & Career Academy

Papa Johns

Kenneth Faulker

Rising Fawn Farms

North Hall High School

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!

Bentley Smallwood

Chad Ray Performance Horses

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!




North Hall High School

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. 

Congratulations, Anthony!


Anthony Ferrera

Northeast Georgia Rentals

The Hall County Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment. 

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