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    For more information, contact

    Ms. Nancy Ruff

    Email:  nruff@forsyth.k12.ga.us


    Forsyth County Schools College & Career Development


    Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities in Forsyth County Schools are structured experiences that connect a student's career goal and career pathway with a productive work environment.  Students in WBL may be paid or unpaid.
    WBL provides students with opportunities for instruction not only in academics but also in occupational skills, career exploration, and guidance in identifying employment and educational goals.  Students have the opportunity to connect what they learn in school with work-site application, enabling a smooth transition into the work force and/or education beyond high school.   

    The WBL program includes:

    • on-the-job training guided by a skilled work-site mentor,
    • training based on competency standards developed by industry and labor
    • student support through a work-site mentor, a school WBL facilitator, and a Career Development Coordinator at the district level.
    Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate in WBL.  Consult your school counselor, school WBL coordinator, or Valery Lang Hall (CTAE/Workforce Development) for further information.
    The application process:
    • Application (obtain from the school WBL coordinator)
    • Three recommendations (English, Math, and elective teachers)
    • Review of discipline record and semester averages

    The work site:

    • Adherence to state and national safety standards
    • Training plan that includes specific skills and duties  

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Last Modified on September 4, 2019