Students in the WBL program graduate from high school with real-world work experience. They leave high school with an advantage. That might include Office Certifications (Word, Excel, and/or Powerpoint), armed with work skills and community service/volunteer experience, a professional resume and career portfolio, interviewing skills, and the ability to make clear, well thought out decisions about their career aspirations. In addition to work experience, leadership development, and the opportunity to explore career and college options, at least 98% of WBL students (office aides and off-campus) receive multiple college acceptances and attend 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. Our students have taken HONORS and AP classes. Additionally, each year there are several honor graduates that complete the program. These students also actively participate in our nationally recognized Career and Technical Education Student Associations (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FEA,. Skills USA, and TSA).
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR WORK-BASED LEARNING PROGRAMS!
Below are helpful links to learn more about being an employer for a Work-Based Learning student intern. For more information, please contact the local school's Work-Based Learning Coordinator.
- Employer Handbook
- Safety and Training Agreement Form
- Intern Evaluation Form
- Employer Insurance Discount Brochure
Note: Students should not have a placement in a home office or private residence of any kind as they do not meet the placement criteria laid out in the Work Based Learning Handbook.
Student Application and Requirements
Open to Juniors and Seniors only (Must be 16 years of age by September 1st.)
Students must apply through an application process.
Grades, attendance, and discipline are reviewed to ensure that we have the best student applicants to present to employers.
Coursework related to your career choice is required. For apprenticeships, students are required to have a postsecondary plan that follows related coursework and a workplace opportunity that matches as closely as possible to the student’s academic and career goals.
Students must actively participate in the job search and interviewing process and cannot be guaranteed a job by the program coordinator.
- Students should not have a placement in a home office or private residence of any kind as they do not meet the placement criteria laid out in the Work Based Learning Handbook.
All forms should be reviewed, completed, and submitted to the Work-Based Coordinator at your local school for final approval to the program.
You will be allowed to upload the forms in the WBL class online when the semester starts.
Review the Child Labor and Employer Safety Guidelines.
Based upon local school requirements, students may:
- Be required to attend class the first few weeks of each semester.
- Not be permitted to leave school until all required paperwork is received by the site coordinator.
- Be dropped from the course if the required paperwork is not submitted within two weeks.
See your local school Work-Based Learning Coordinator for pre-registration documents, including:
Coordinators at Each School
Archer HS ~ Stacy White
Berkmar HS ~ Michelle Pettitt
Brookwood HS ~ Cindy Quinlan
Central Gwinnett HS ~ Kylea Woodley
Collins Hill HS ~ Cara Norton
Dacula HS ~ Chris Autrey
Discovery HS ~ Robin Owen
Duluth HS ~ Sheri Long
Give Center East HS ~ Yolondia Richardson
Give Center West HS ~ Pam R. Stone
Grayson HS ~ Joanna Root
Gwinnett Online Campus ~ Stacy White
Lanier HS ~ Jim Kay
McClure Health Science HS ~ Spencer Baker
Meadowcreek HS ~ Amesha Cooks
Mill Creek HS ~ Tom Kutter
Mountain View HS ~ Mitzi Glasgow
Norcross HS ~ Kelly McCrary
Norcross HS 3DE ~ Michelle Honda
North Gwinnett HS ~ Jacqueline Huffman
Parkview HS ~ Tammy T. Phillips
Parkview HS 3DE ~ Tyler Hall
Paul Duke STEM HS ~ Bradley Dial
Peachtree Ridge HS ~ Jose Hernandez
Phoenix HS at Sugarloaf Mills ~ Matt Rooks
Seckinger HS ~ Madison Blankenship
Shiloh HS ~ Santino Ierulli
South Gwinnett HS ~ Francisca Thompson
Work Based Students at Work
BECOME A WORK-BASED LEARNING EMPLOYER!
If you would like to learn more about partnering with schools in Gwinnett County and serve as a site for Work-Based Learning Interns, please contact the Office of Academies and Career and Technical Education.
Email: Tamia Robb, Coordinator