The Georgia Work-Based Learning Program assists businesses with building a highly trained, technologically sophisticated and career oriented young work force. Our goal is to assist in the creation of a strong support structure between local employers, students and schools. Work-Based Learning supplies talent to address industry workforce shortage needs. We promote an industry-driven system where employers set occupational skills standards, collaborate on curriculum, provide work experience and certify mastery of skills. Focus on the future with Georgia Work-Based Learning.
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, post-secondary institutions, and registered apprenticeships which will lead the participating student into meaningful careers.
Georgia had 19,394 students enrolled in credit bearing Work-Based Learning courses in 2017, which includes 3,219 students in Youth Apprenticeship Placements. The vision of the Work-Based Learning Program includes:
Creating a seamless transition from career oriented courses in High School to post-secondary education, credentials, and a successful career.
Opportunity for students to develop strong employability skills (soft skills) that will make them desired employees.
Application of the technical skills learned in related coursework while working in real life employment situations
Super Lawn Technologies, a manufacturing company in middle Georgia, experiences huge success through the first ever Work Based Learning partnership with local schools. Learn how they have given energetic and smart students a chance to gain valuable work experience while getting paid.
“Without support from the WBL coordinators who really KNOW the kids...we may not have as much success.”
Tony Bass, Founder Super Lawn Technologies
WBL & YAP Coordinators
2020 Students Served
2020 Wages Earned by WBL Students
Our local Work Based Learning program provides sharp, professional students who are talented and eager to learn. We use WBL participants as part of our intern program and enjoy how readily they integrate with our team. It is wonderful to have this resource in our community for creating career paths that benefit small businesses with a work-ready work force to recruit locally from.
Taylor Ivey - Mt. Zion High School - Carroll County, Ga
Meet the new Activities Director at The Carrollton Club, Miss Taylor Ivey, Mt. Zion High School-Carroll County Schools Senior, and a member of the Career Connections Work Based Learning Program. Taylor completed her Business Pathway at Mt. Zion High with Ms. Glisson and Ms. Samples, and she is proficient in both Microsoft Word and Excel, and she is nationally certified in Microsoft PowerPoint.
She began working at the Carrollton Club as an unpaid intern, but the staff immediately recognized her as a valuable employee. Taylor was promoted to a part-time, paid, business position, and now has accepted the role as Activities Director. She will be organizing activities for active seniors such as celebrity bingo, health seminars, photo shoots and more. Carrollton Club is a unique apartment community designed for active seniors or disabled persons who no longer want the responsibility of maintaining a house and a yard and want to be a part of fun, helpful, and social activities with other senior adults.
We are so proud of Taylor! Keep up the good work!