"The mission of the Work-Based Learning Program is to assist in providing a highly trained, technologically sophisticated and career oriented young work force. This is accomplished by developing partnerships between business, industry, students, parents, school systems, coordinators, post-secondary institutions, and registered apprenticeships which will lead the participating student into meaningful careers.
Georgia had 19,394 students enrolled in credit bearing Work-Based Learning courses in 2017, which includes 3,219 students in Youth Apprenticeship Placements.
The vision of the Work-Based Learning Program includes:
- Creating a seamless transition from career oriented courses in High School to post-secondary education, credentials, and a successful career.
- Opportunity for students to develop strong employability skills (soft skills) that will make them desired employees.
- Application of the technical skills learned in related coursework while working in real life employment situations"
The official Georgia Work-Based Learning website: https://gawbl.org/