Program & Application

      Overview

      • WBL Opens New Opportunities

        Work Based Learning (WBL) provides an opportunity for students to develop a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include a structured work experience that is based on students' individual career goals/pathway. 

        Work-Based Learning creates relevance and meaning for students by allowing them to apply the theory learned in the classroom to real-world settings.   Adult mentors offer guidance to help students develop problem solving skills, learn to work in teams, and meet the high standards of today's employers.

        To see if you are ready for Work-Based Learning, click our WBL Readiness Chart located here.

        Why Work-Based Learning?

        Diagram illustrating the 3 interlocking components of WBL: Student Career Goal, Structured Work Experience, and Related CourseworkToday’s students face a number of new challenges in the future as young working adults. Many of these changes will be fueled by technological advances now prevalent in the business community. Fayette County’s Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Programs offer students an opportunity to gain skills in a workplace setting to enhance the student’s academic and future career goals. This valuable experience will better prepare students as they move directly into the workplace or continue their education at the post-secondary level.

        Employers aid the students’ education by assessing performance, creating relevant curriculum, and developing occupational skill standards specific to business and industry. No matter a student’s plans for the future, the Fayette County Work-Based Learning Program offers real world experience that will benefit students.

         

        Mrs. Melanie Duncan, Coordinator of Work-Based Learning & Youth Apprenticeship

      Readiness Chart

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      Application

      • WBL Student Application Process

        APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL SEMESTER 2022:   Extended to March 4, 2022

         

        Complete the following application process:

        1. WBL Application Form -  fully complete, print, and submit the form to your school's guidance office

          • IMPORTANT: The application is a fillable .pdf form, so students can type answers into the boxes on the form. The form will not allow you to save your answers, so make sure to print your document before you close it or your information will be lost.  You can also choose to print the blank form and fill it out by hand (must be legible).  If you do not have access to a printer, contact the WBL Coordinator (contact info below) for a printed form. 

          • Submit a printed copy of the application along with your resume, to your Counselor or guidance office.  

        2. Resume - submit a copy with the printed application

        3. 3 Online Teacher Recommendations

          • Students should e-mail the selected teachers and provide them with a link to the online WBL Teacher Recommendation Form.
             
            • Teachers must be logged into their FCBOE Google account to fill in the recommendation form.

          • It is the student’s responsibility to request the recommendations from their selected teachers and to follow up to insure the recommendations have been submitted prior to the application deadline.

        Questions?  Contact the WBL Coordinator,  Mrs. Melanie Duncan at 678-699-0254 or e-mail her at duncan.melanie@mail.fcboe.org        

      Teacher Recommendation Form

      • Work-Based Learning Teacher Recommendations

        As part of the application process for Work-Based Learning, student candidates must have three (3) teacher recommendations.     

        Teachers can access the easy online Teacher Recommendation Form here (must be logged in with teacher FCBOE credentials to access). 

        Questions?   Contact Melanie Duncan,  WBL/YAP Coordinator at this e-mail address: duncan.melanie@fcboe.org

      Last Modified on June 29, 2022