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The Work-Based Learning Program

Work-Based Learning includes an agreement between the employer and the student and school system.
This TRAINING AGREEMENT as a minimum requires the following:

The Youth Apprenticeship Program

Youth Apprenticeship is a structured combination of related coursework completed at the high school level and on-the-job training specific to a post-secondary credential which the employer and student is committed to. Essential components of Georgia’s Youth Apprenticeship Program area partnership structure involving secondary schools, post-secondary institutions, employers, and community representatives. Through a coordinated effort involving business and industry, Youth Apprenticeship addresses the dual role of preparing students for the world of work and providing Georgia with a highly skilled, technologically competitive workforce. Youth Apprenticeship is appropriate for careers where specific credentials that are required have been identified. These credential may include certificates, associate degree, diploma, and other industry identified and recognized credentials.

Youth Apprenticeship includes an agreement between the employer and the student and school system. This TRAINING AGREEMENT as a minimum requires the following:

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33,444

Total Credits Earned

19,394

Current Student Participants

98.7%

Employers Agree that Students Perform at the Level Expected

3,219

2017 YAP Enrollment

Work-Based Learning Program Requirements

There are several categories under the Work-Based Learning umbrella:

Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) which requires training specific to a post-secondary credential which the employer and student is committed to.

Internship requires the student to have completed at least one unit in high school related to the occupational area of the job placement.

Cooperative Education (COOP) allows the student to be on a Work-Based Learning placement at the same time they are taking the related class.

Employability Skill Development (ESD) focuses specifically on an application of employability skills at the job site where the student may not have completed the appropriately related coursework.