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Welcome to Work-Based Learning. Alice Mashburn Coordinator. Work-Based Learning. Work Based Learning Program (WBL) is an opportunity for students to explore career opportunities and gain experience while still in high school.

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Welcome to work based learning

Welcome to Work-Based Learning

Alice MashburnCoordinator

Work based learning

Work-Based Learning

  • Work Based Learning Program (WBL) is an opportunity for students to explore career opportunities and gain experience while still in high school.

  • Arrangements are made between a business/industry, school, and coordinator to release students during school hours for structured learning on the job site.

  • Mentors and supervisors on the job work together with the Work-Based Learning Coordinator to assure a successful work-based experience.

Program areas available





Criminal Justice


Engineering & Technology

Human Services



Program Areas Available

Student benefits

Student Benefits

  • Relates school work to “real-life.”

  • Increases motivation for school work.

  • Opportunities to explore variety of

    possible careers.

  • Hands-on training and experience.

  • Gives a realistic view of specific career fields.

  • Helps to develop workplace responsibility, positive attitudes and habits.

Attendance record keeping

Attendance & Record Keeping

  • Swipe (“Fob”) in or out daily.

  • Must call Employer before absence.

    • Notify early for planned absences (field trips, DR. appointments)

  • Must call Ms. Mashburn by 7:45 a.m. if going to be absent.

  • Student who are no shows to work without a call, or who attend work without attending school.

    • First Offense - verbal/written warning

    • Second Offense – referral to Assistant Principal which may result in early release privileges being revoked

    • Third Offense - possible removal from the program

  • Monthly Time/Wage Reports must be submitted.

Grading assessment


  • Students are working independently and must be responsible for turning in assignments on time.

  • Students will receive progress reports throughout semester.



Required Materials:

  • 3-Ring Binder with Clear Front

  • 4 Divider Tabs (for portfolio)

    Weekly Meetings:

  • Every other Tuesday

  • Required

Time sheets work hours

Time Sheets/Work Hours

  • 1 Block Out: Must clock 7.5 hours/week

  • 2 Blocks Out: Must clock 15 hours/week

  • 3 Blocks Out: Must clock 22.5 hours/week

  • Monthly Time & Wage Report Sheet

    • Fill out completely.

  • Remember to include supervisor’s

    signature and copies of pay stubs.

Other information

Other Information

  • Training Plans/Evaluations

    • Customized for individual student.

      • Done once per semester

    • Employability Evaluations

      • Twice per semester

  • Other WBL Activities

    • Rising Professionals

    • Appreciation Activities

Wbl requirements

WBL Requirements

Paperwork to be signed and returned:

  • WBL Program Application (completed)

  • Student Handbook Signature Page

  • Training Agreement

  • Termination Form

  • Parent/Guardian Consent

  • Field Trip and Emergency Medical Form

  • Confidentiality Statement

  • Grading Rubric

  • Student Waivers

Wbl requirements1

WBL Requirements

Other Requirements:

  • Copy of Driver’s License

  • Copy of Car Insurance

  • Copy of Health Insurance

  • Work Permit Copy (if under 18 & getting paid)

  • Student Organization Dues Paid (by. January 31st)

    • Related Career Technical Student Organization

      (examples: HOSA, SkillsUSA, FFA, FCCLA, FBLA, TSA)

Contact me

Contact Me

Alice Mashburn

Office in Counseling Department

7340 Fairmount Highway SE

Calhoun, GA 30701

Phone: 706-879-5141

706-602-0320 ext. 3022

Cell: 770-547-7497

Fax: 706-879-5148

E-mail: [email protected]

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