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Georgia Work-Based Learning

Is a work-based learning program right for your business?

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.

Mission and Vision

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

507

WBL & YAP Coordinators

41,917

2020 Students Served

20,000+

Participating Employers

$56,241,580

2020 Wages Earned by WBL Students

381

Participating Schools

Employers benefit from Work-Based Learning Programs

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.

Tamara Siragusa E-Marketing Director, Cogentes

Businesses In Action

Floyd County Fire Department Interns

Today (Monday, March 11)  Our Rome/Floyd County Fire Department interns were able to observe and learn through a controlled burn experience. They were able to see the training and get explanation and instruction from the fire training staff. This was an invaluable learning experience for the interns that could help shape their future.  Students pictured are Zeh Philyaw (Coosa), Brody Pace (Model), Branson Smith, Ridge Carden, Ethan Sharpe, Jack Bennett (Pepperell). Student interns unable to attend the event are Brandon Coreya and Damon Davis (Armuchee)

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    Educators Making A Difference

    Kim Callahan Recognized by Local Development Authority

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      Student Success Stories: Bri Cribbs

      Bri Cribbs – Effingham Country High School

      Bri completed the Patient Care Fundamentals pathway and received her Patient Care Technician certification.  Through WBL she was able to intern at Effingham County Middle School with the school nurse her 11th grade year and with the Springfield Elementary school nurse her senior year.  Her duties included charting, vitals, strep and flu tests, and general first aid tasks.

      At Springfield Elementary, she also operated the TeleMed system which is an live online system in which the school nurse can conference call with the doctor and send vital signs, tests, throat and ear checks etc. 

      Her WBL experience confirmed that she wants to be a nurse and will succeed in this career field. Bri will be attending The Technical College of the Low Country and will major in nursing.

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