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Work Based Learning

Our Mission

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, and post-secondary institutions which will lead the participating student into meaningful careers.

Our Commitment

  • To assist in the creation of a strong support structure and partnerships between local employers, secondary schools, and technical schools, colleges and certified training programs.
  • To provide assistance in the articulation of programs of study between high schools and post-secondary institutions.
  • To create a system that is industry driven where employers and their representatives help set occupational skills standards, collaborate on curriculum, provide work experience and work place mentors for students, and certify mastery of skills leading to the award of a skill certificate.
  • To focus on student’s learning about “many aspects” of a broad industry cluster rather than mastering a narrow set of occupational skills.
     

WBL Program Information

Work-Based Learning provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and work habits that increase the potential for career and college success. WBL allows students to earn CTAE course credits by working in a career-related or non-career-related field and/or participating in internships/apprenticeships in a student’s career area. Students are able to gain real-world experiences in the workforce, explore careers, and build employability skills.

Requirements to apply for WBL: Students must be 16 when the semester begins, have a 2.5+ GPA, good attendance and behavior history, and must have taken at least one (1) CTAE class in order to qualify for WBL.

*This is an application elective and you must meet the requirements.*
The minimum amount of hours has to be worked each week in order to get the following amount of blocks on your schedule: 

1 block= 7.5 hours  2 blocks= 15 hours  3 blocks= 22.5 hours

Patricia Brown

Coordinator
pbrown@walton.k12.ga.us

WBL Office: Room 215 Green

Resources

Walton WBL Website