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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.

Join the over two-thousand employers in Georgia investing in the Work-Based Learning Program today.

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WBL & YAP Coordinators


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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

In the News at WBL/YAP

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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    Student Success Stories: March 2019

    Amberly Holland - North Murray High School

    Amberly Holland is a senior at North Murray High School. She completed the Teaching as a Profession Education Pathway and has surpassed expectations in the Work-Based Learning Program. During her time in the program she has excelled in her internship while maintaining a job, competing in Skills USA, and earning a 4.0 GPA. Work-Based Learning helped guide Amberly in a path that she is clearly passionate about and it is evident to everyone that works with her. She is currently interning in a Kindergarten classroom at Woodlawn Elementary School.

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    Apalachee High School Success - Maraline Saenz, Alyssa Wachtel & Madison North

    Three students from Apalachee High School were submitted by their WBL Coordinator this month. Maraline Saenz is interning with Northeast Georgia Medical Center at Barrow Hospital, Alyssa Wachtel is interning with Stewart Chiropractic Clinic in Winder, and Madison North is doing her Work Based Learning intership with Yargo Elementary School.

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    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

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