Work-Based Learning Program



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melanie Duncan

Coordinator of Work-Based Learning (WBL) & Youth Apprenticeship (YAP)

Work-Based Learning is one of the most powerful learning tools available to help students both prepare for careers of their own choosing and to strengthen their understanding of academic concepts through practical application. It is an educational approach that uses workplaces to structure learning experiences that contribute to the intellectual, social, academic, and career development of students and supplements these with classroom activities that apply, reinforce, refine, or extend the learning that occurs at a worksite.

The workplace is considered an active learning environment where students acquire new knowledge and skills, learn by doing, and constantly improve their abilities. Academic knowledge and skills learned through years of classroom instruction are applied to real workplace situations.

I consider it a pleasure to work with the students of Fayette County as they explore their passions through experiences in the workforce. Work-Based Learning is an excellent opportunity for all students to consider!