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Work-Based Learning

The Barrow-County Schools Work-Based Learning Program provides relevant work experience for juniors and seniors at our high schools that align with the student’s high school career pathway, post-secondary, and career plans to benefit the student, employer, and community.

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What does it provide?

  • Provides paid and unpaid work experience
  • Promotes partnership between education and industry
  • Integrates academic and technical instruction
  • Provides post-secondary options

Work-Based Learning Key Components:

  • Classroom-based learning
  • Workplace experience
  • Connecting activities

Using these components, students begin to prepare for a career while still in high school.

How does Work-Based Learning Work?
Work-Based Learning provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors to start preparing for a career while still in high school. Individual programs of study in the freshman and sophomore years prepare students for a successful apprenticeship.

How will Work-Based Learning benefit students?
Work-Based Learning offers students school-based and work-based learning opportunities related to the student's career interest area. Through Work-Based Learning, students are able to:

  • Earn wages while learning from skilled professionals
  • Increase career options and future employability
  • Strengthen academic skills
  • Earn post-secondary credit while in high school
  • Experience potential careers in the workplace

Contacts

Miranda Deaton

Youth Apprenticeship Director

  • sites.google.com/barrowcountyschools.org/barrowwbl/home (opens in new window)

Tywanda Jackson

Work Based Learning

  • tinyurl.com/barrow-wbl (opens in new window)