Work-Based Learning for high school credit is a capstone experience that provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in general education and CTE (vocational) coursework in a real world setting. Students can earn a maximum of two WBL credits toward high school graduation. Work-based learning employment can be paid or unpaid, volunteer, or internships.
Per the WBL Policy Guide “students must maintain an attendance rate of 90 percent in school and in the WBL experience and must exhibit work readiness attitudes and skills as determined by the teacher. These are the minimum state requirements.”
In the first few weeks, participating students must complete resumes, job applications, learn about employability, interviewing skills, and personal inventory assessments.
Ideally, eligible students will already be employed in their field of study. WBL only assists in securing student employment. The responsibility of seeking and maintaining employment is the responsibility of the student
GCHS has several open slots in WBL for the upcoming year. If a student already has a job and is interested in WBL, contact work-based learning coordinator, Kay Layne, to see if your current employment can work for your WBL placement.
Once a student is approved for WBL, they will leave school at the beginning of sixth or seventh period depending on their schedule. This time is intended for students to go to work, but, as participants, students will be allowed to sign-out of school on their work off days as dictated by their employer.
If interested or if you have questions, please contact Ms. Layne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 931-692-5400, ext. 241.