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Work-Based Learning Executive Summary

Program Objectives

  • Workplace Skill Development
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Career Awareness
  • Employability Skills

2019-2020 Accomplishments

  • Record Enrollment
  • College Tours (Athens Technical College and University of North Georgia)
  • Mock Interviews for 3rd level CTAE students
  • Coordinator participated in Leadership Barrow
  • Coordinator is on the Family Connection Board
  • Both Coordinators are present at monthly Chamber and Woman in Business Meetings

2020-2021 Goals

  • Reboot the Barrow County Youth Leadership Program
  • Implement Countywide Teacher Externship Program
  • Host 12th grade Career Fair

Program Improvement Needs

  • Increase enrollment of students with disabilities
  • Increase enrollment of ELL students
  • Increase manufacturing internship placements
  • Increase Job Shadow opportunities for Non-WBL students
  • Increase awareness of WBL in the high school core classes
  • Encourage Employability Skills
  • Increase Dual Enrollment students that participate in the WBL program
  • Increase alignment of student courses and pathways with job placement
  • Improve partnership with Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology courses in order to form Youth Apprenticeship Partnerships 

Program Support Needs

  • Support Quantity over Quantity within WBL
  • Encourage all 12th grade students to participate in Career Fair
  • Encourage all CTAE Instructors to implement GaBest soft skills