Work Based Learning Program Title

Work Based Learning 2011

Points of Interest:
Through Work Based Learning, students are able to:
Increase career options and future employability.
Strengthen academic skills.
Experience the connection between education and real-life work skills.
Accrue volunteer hours through an un-paid internship while learning from skilled professionals OR Earn wages through a paid apprenticeship position while learning from skilled professionals.
Learn and apply work ethics.
Learn and apply employability skills such as resume writing, interview skills, business etiquette.

Through Work Based Learning employers are able to:
Increase skill levels of potential workers
Work with educators to develop curriculum based on industry standards.
Recruit and screen potential employees.
Reduce turnover of entry-level employees through the hiring of WBL students.
Improve competitiveness in the marketplace.

To Our Partners
Our business and organization partners are a vital part of the Work Based Learning Program and are a very special group of people. We are proud to present to you the business partners who employ JCHS apprenticeship students this school year.
Work Based Learning
Business & Organization Partners
Work Based Learning offers students school-based and work-based learning opportunities that are related to the students’ career interest areas. Using these components, students begin to prepare for a career while still in high school. Juniors and seniors who meet entrance requirements are encouraged to apply for WBL.

WBL is a one or two year program.  Students are placed in paid or unpaid intern or apprenticeship positions depending on the situations. A prerequisite to WBL entrance is successful completion of a related Career Technical/Agricultural Education (CTAE) course or be currently enrolled in a CTAE course that relates to the work position.
Work Based Learning was initiated in Georgia to insure a well-educated and highly skilled workforce.
It is designed to bring together the components necessary for a successful career: Education and Experience

Focus on the Future...

Work Based Learning enables employers to play an active role in shaping the quality of their future workforce.

The WBL Teacher Apprenticeship Program has grown into a very successful and effective work-based learning experience.  Students with teaching as a career focus work as unpaid interns in the classrooms at Johnson County Elementary School.  Interning under the direction of master teachers, the students have the opportunity to experience many aspects of the teaching field and develop skills necessary for teaching.

Reid Bethea
Work Based Learning Coordinator
Johnson County High School

150 Trojan Way, Wrightsville, Georgia 31096

Phone: 478-864-4060
Fax 478-864-4054


As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.  For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at 150 Lee St, Wrightsville, GA  31096, (478) 864-3302.
150 S. Lee Street - P.O. Box 110 - Wrightsville, GA 31096 -- Phone: (478)864-3302 - Fax (478) 864-4053