The Work-Based Learning (WBL) program at Central Elementary High School (CEHS) has been a great success. As a result of the WBL program, students at CEHS are learning the responsibility of work, the importance of continuing their education after high school and the privilege of starting a career as opposed to just working on a job.

In some of our students the WBL program has established a solid foundation. Since its initial beginning at CEHS we have several students that have completed the program.

One success story is Ms. Tagera Howard. She is currently employed at Piedmont Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia as a registered nurse. After graduating from CEHS she attended Georgia State University. At Georgia State she pursued a major in nursing. While a student there, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. In order to receive this honor as an undergraduate student, a student must rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class, be enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education, have completed at least half of the nursing curriculum and have achieved academic excellence. Nurse Howard completed her course of study in May 0f 2017.

Another graduate of CEHS Ms. Holley Bunkley also is a WBL program completer. After completing her education at CEHS she matriculated to Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. While there she pursued a major in nursing. Nurse Bunkley is currently employed at Piedmont Hospital of Columbus in Columbus, Georgia.

One student Jormeshia Barron will be a WBL program completer effective May 2018. After completing her studies at CEHS, she enrolled in Georgia State University where she is currently a senior scheduled to graduate in May of 2018. While at Georgia State University she has been honored for her academic achievements. Just recently she received accolades for being an honor student for the fall 2017 semester.

The WBL program at CEHS is working to ensure that many of our students reach their maximum potential.

Success Story Submitted by: James Carter, WBL Coordinator, Talbotton, Georgia