The Work-Based Learning Honors Program involves businesses, schools and community organizations working together to provide high school juniors and seniors with an education rich in both rigorous academics and practical work-related experiences—teaching them the tasks, skills and responsibilities associated with today’s workplace while encouraging community service. 

 

Today’s high-skilled job market demands that all high school graduates—whatever their career destinations—have advanced academic knowledge and work place skills.  This program is designed for the student who has a clearly defined career goal.  Students will have the opportunity to take advantage of state approved pathway offerings at their perspective school. 

 

The WBL Honors Program will culminate their internship experiences, research on industry trends, and community service project in a visual format by creating and maintaining an industry recognized e-Portfolio. 

 

The e-Portfolios will provide hands-on learning opportunities and to help students successfully make the transition from high school to college and from college into the workplace as a productive citizen.

Online Portfolio

An ePortfolio is a collection of work (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning over time. When you think about your ePortfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.  

The American Association of Colleges and Universities recently found that nearly 80% of employers say that an electronic portfolio would be useful to them in ensuring that job applicants have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their company or organization. (American Association of Colleges and Universities, 2013)

WBL Recruitment Flyer

Date: TBA

Your assignment is to create a recruitment flyer for WBL at your school. Be sure to include benefits of WBL, contact information for your coordinator, how to apply (including hallcowbl.org), and important dates/deadlines. Use colors and images that refer to your school. 

Include information that makes WBL meaningful for you without using first person language. Use the software of your choice but submit to your coordinator by saving or exporting it as a .pdf.  

Business Ethics Seminar

Date: TBA

We will have an all day Business Ethics Seminar at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. See your coordinator for a permission form or download and print your own from below.  

Review the two ethical scenario's below prior to the seminar and please be prepared to discuss your responses. 

 

You MUST fill out the waiver here in order to participate in the ropes course at the Business Ethics Seminar.  Once you complete the waiver, you will get an e-mail confirmation. Forward the confirmation to your coordinator. You could also get a paper copy of the waiver from your coordinator. Have your insurance card handy when completing the form (both online or paper copy).  

Cohort Meeting Dates

 

AUG 26, Orientation
 

Lanier College & Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road

Gainesville, GA 30504

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

SEPT 30
 

Lanier College & Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road

Gainesville, GA 30504

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

OCT 21
 

Home School Meeting

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

NOV 18

 

Lanier College & Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road

Gainesville, GA 30504

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

DEC 16
Lanier College & Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road

Gainesville, GA 30504

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

JAN 27
 Focus: E-Portfolio

Lanier College & Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road

Gainesville, GA 30504

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

FEB 24

Focus: Community Service Event

Lanier College & Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road

Gainesville, GA 30504

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

Mar 30
 Focus: Community Service Event

Lanier College & Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road

Gainesville, GA 30504

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

March TBA, Business Ethics Seminar
 

UNG, Dahlonega Campus

Apr 27, Celebration
 

Lanier College & Career Academy

2719 Tumbling Creek Road

Gainesville, GA 30504

Morning Cohort 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Afternoon Cohort 2:15 – 3:30 p.m

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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