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Work-Based Learning

School - Level Contact

Contact your high school's work-based learning coordinator or speak to your guidance counselor.

District -Level Contact

Bethany Gilliam, Director
Career Technical & Agricultural Education

Bulloch County Schools' Work-Based Learning program represents the pinnacle of our Career Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs. It allows qualified students who have mastered skills in career pathway areas the opportunity to work in an approved job placement to gain valuable work experience while receiving course credit.  A job placement may be a placement arranged by the school's work-based learning coordinator, the career pathway teacher, or an approved part-time job arranged by the student.

How to Apply for Work-Based Learning

To be considered for work-based learning, students must complete an application with the high school's work-based learning coordinator.  The application will be reviewed and ranked based on the student’s Career, Technical & Agricultural Education course completion, attendance, discipline, grade point average, and teacher recommendations.  Applications received after the due date will be ranked, placed on a waiting list, and considered if space is available in the program.

Qualifications for Work-Based Learning

These are the qualifications for a student to participate in Bulloch County Schools' Work-Based Learning Program:

  • Student’s job placement must be approved by the work-based learning coordinator
  • Student's job placement must align with Career, Technical & Agricultural Education courses taken
  • Student's job placement must align with a defined career goal
  • Student must be classified as either a junior or senior
  • Student must maintain a passing average in all classes and be on-track to graduate
  • Student must have an acceptable attendance and discipline record
  • Student must work a minimum of 7.5 hours for one class block of work-based learning release from school or a minimum of 15 hours for two class blocks of school release
  • Student may need to provide his or her own reliable transportation

Work-based Learning is an extension of the career-related education experiences within our Career Technical & Agricultural Education program.  Students in eleventh- and twelfth-grades, who are at least 16-years-of-age and have a defined career pathway, can participate and be placed at one of our more than 100 work sites with local business and industry partners. Work-based Learning coordinators at our high schools are available to assist local businesses and industries who wish to establish opportunities that are relevant to our students' career coursework or interests.

Work-based Learning placements provide students an opportunity to explore careers first-hand in an actual work setting.  It also can provide a possible income as some of our sites offer wages.  On average we have more than 283 work-based learning students, who work more than 138,341 hours during the school year and earn more than $1,364,341 in wages.