Mrs. Kim Fuller, Work Based Learning Coordinator, is the liaison between the students, parents, employers and school in establishing and maintaining cooperative work experience placements.
The Elbert County Comprehensive High School Work Based Learning Program is an educational opportunity that prepares high school students for the world of work through a combination of related coursework, career counseling, and structured workplace learning. The program involves employers directly in the high school, including assessing student performance, creating relevant curriculum, and developing occupational skill standards specific to business and industry.
There are four levels of participation in the Work Based Learning Program: Internship, Employability Skills Development, Co-operative Education, and Apprenticeship. Each level provides specific requirements that meet individual job site and student needs. Students have opportunities for unpaid and paid positions.
Students are able to participate in this program in the 10th through 12 grade years. All students are required to take a related CTAE course and are encouraged to complete a career pathway while gaining valuable work place skills and on the job training. Students receive elective credit while being released during the school day to work at the job site.