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High school students gain professional experience

Students gain professional experience participating in the Work-Based Learning program. Students gain professional experience participating in the Work-Based Learning program.
Tina Pate Tina Pate
Kalia Moore Kalia Moore
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

High school students are gaining real-world professional experience outside of the classroom. 

This year, Worth County High School has more students participating in their Work-Based Learning Program. 

Students are paired with employers to learn occupational skills and to identify employment goals. 

Kalia Moore said the program is preparing her for her future after school. 

"After I graduate high school, I'm going to the Air Force," said Moore. "I feel like there are many responsibilities.  So I wanted to learn how the real life would be, how I would do stuff, and that's why I chose this program."

Work-Based Learning Coordinator Tina Pate said, "It's more than job shadowing. It gives them an experience they can delve into their career choice, and make up their minds before they do go to school."

More than 50 businesses partner with the high school for the program.

If you or your business would like to participate, you can call Worth County High School at 229-776-8625 extension 1414. 

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