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Work-Based Learning clone

The Work-Based Learning program allows students to earn high school credit while interning at a local business or working at a job. If students have taken a course related to a career goal and want to gain real-world experience in that career area, Work-Based Learning is a great choice

Students: click here to view current WBL Job OPenings

Business partners: want to work with our program? click here to sign up 

Work-Based Learning Coordinators

Steven Cornett
steven.cornett@gcssk12.net
770-536-4441 x5419
ASC Room 120
Last Names N-Z

Brett Dillin
james.dillin@gcssk12.net
770-536-4441 x5403
ASC Room 118
Last Names A-M

 

 

JACKELYN SALGADO 

HEALTHCARE: PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERN 

 

 

CARLOS MENDOZA

ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING

WHAT IS WORK BASED LEARNING?

The Work-Based Learning Program (WBL) is a structured experience that connects a student’s career goal and classroom learning with a productive work environment. Work-Based Learning includes student placement that may be paid or unpaid positions.


Work-Based Learning provides students with opportunities for instruction in occupational skills, career exploration, and guidance in identifying employment and educational goals. Students can connect what they learn in school with work-site application, enabling a smooth transition into the work force and/or education beyond high school.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

  • A defined career goal

  • Enrollment in or completion of a course in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) or an AP class that is related to the student’s career goal and job placement

  • Good attendance and clean discipline record

  • Reliable transportation to the workplace; students that drive must have a valid driver's license and proof of insurance

  • Work site that aligns to career goal and high school course

STUDENT BENEFITS

  • Explore possible careers, enhance skill development, and apply academic proficiencies

  • Develop employability skills including positive work habits and attitudes

  • Make connections among school, post-secondary opportunities, and employers

  • Improve job prospects after graduation

  • Learn from skilled professionals

  • Earn elective credit upon completion of required documented hours and class assignments

  • Earn class credit and a paycheck with the job

 

ELIGIBILITY

11th and 12th grade students who are a minimum of 16 years of age and meet the program requirements may enroll in the Work-Based Learning Program.