STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Cherokee Bluff High School
Sonia is a Junior and interns with Smile Doctors Braces by Wilson Orthodontics. She is in the Healthcare Science Pathway and her career goal is to become an orthodontist. Sonia is working toward her GeorgiaBEST certification and demonstrates excellent employability skills!
Sonia’s mentor states “She is such a pleasure to have! She is always prompt, takes constructive criticism well, she looks the part and is eager to learn!”
Ellie interns with Clark Cattle LLC & North Hall Middle School Agriculture Department. She is a Junior who is also Dual Enrolled through Lanier Technical College. Ellie spends the first 4 periods at College then she reports to her internships where she is exploring Agribusiness and Agriculture Education careers.
Ellie states, “At the farm, I really like being able to have responsibility over the herd and getting to watch the cattle during their second trimester of pregnancy. At the school I get to help teach lessons and assist the students with FFA Competition. I love it!”
Ellie’s mentors states “Ellie is a wonderful worker. She takes pride in her work and does a great job!”
Chestatee High School
Clark Cattle LLC
Josiah is an ambitious young man with a career goal of law enforcement but his dream would be to own his own ranch raising and selling cattle and horses. After high school he plans to either attend the police academy or attend ABAC. His hobbies include team roping, horseback riding and hunting. Josiah is off to a good start by purchasing his first cow to start his livestock business.
Josiah stated “WBL has helped me by improving my time management skills, work ethic and social skills.”
We are very proud of you and your accomplishments!
East Hall High School
Anna is the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for November 2018! She is a Senior and Dual Enrolled and also currently interning at ZF Industries.
Anna is pursuing a career in Mechanical Engineering and is completing soft skill lessons to earn the Georgia Best Certificate!
Flowery Branch High School
Paige is a junior who interns with Matthew’s & Co. Salon. She has completed the Personal Care Services Pathway in Cosmetology and is working toward getting her Cosmetology license. Paige’s goal is to own her own hair salon one day.
Paige’s mentor states “She has a great personality and is wonderful with guest relations.”
Matthew & Co Salon
Flowery Branch High School
Jose is serving an internship in the Quality Systems department at ZF’s New Harvest Road location. All of Jose’s evaluations have been exceptional and his attendance is exemplary! I am very proud to have Jose represent the JHS WBL Program!
Great Job, Jose!
Jose is a dual pathway completer:
*Business & Technology
Johnson High School
Jessica Jara is a senior at LCCA with a graduation date of May 2019! She approached the faculty at the beginning of the year about Work-Based Learning since she had 5 elective credits to complete for her targeted graduation date.
At the time, Jessica was already employed through Advantage Resources as a line operator with IMS Gear. She signed on as a WBL student and has far surpassed our expectations. Jessica has managed to maintain good grades in her academic studies while working an average of 40 hours a week at IMS Gear.
When making monthly visits to both IMS Gear and Advantage Resources, Jessica receives excellent reviews and IMS Gear is currently transitioning her from the temp agency to full-time employment with benefits!
Jessica, you are an AWESOME employee and we can’t wait to celebrate your graduation in May!
Lanier College & Career Academy
Poultry Technical Services
Leah is a Senior who works at Poultry Technical Services in Gainesville. She is currently completing two Agriculture pathways (Agricultural Mechanics & Veterinary Science). Leah plans to pursue a career in Avian Veterinary Science (specializing in the treatment of birds) and is gaining valuable experience on her current job. She is also learning employability skills thru Work-Based Learning.
North Hall High School
West Hall High School
Yordy is a Work-Based Learning intern at Benchmark Physical Therapy. He has completed his Healthcare Science pathway and plans to pursue a career in the medical field. Yordy is certified in CPR and has earned his Emergency Medical Responders Certification.
Yordy is a great asset and always shows up on time and looks sharp.
--Barrett Staley, Benchmark PT
Benchmark Physical Therapy