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.
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
2021-22 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.
Three of the most challenging jobs to be found in the Lowndes County area concerning Work-Based Learning are Healthcare, Automotive, and Welding placements. Steeda Manufacturing has stepped up in a HUGE way for the Lowndes High School (LHS) Work-based Learning (WBL) program by providing a great work environment that will serve the students in two of these three areas. Steeda Manufacturing has hired Justin Ridley as a fabrication specialist where he will weld and manufacture the custom, made-to-order, parts that are purchased by Steeda customers across the country. This placement aligns perfectly with the pathways, both Automotive and Ag. Mechanics (Welding/Fabrication), that Justin has taken at Lowndes High School.
Mr. Scott Boda, the Director of Manufacturing at Steeda, has a passion for his business, but also for investing in the emerging workforce by providing the work-ethics and employability skills necessary for success in any career field. He will no doubt be an excellent mentor for Justin, and we are excited about the prospect of a long-lasting relationship with Steeda Manufacturing.