Work-Based Learning internships integrate high school courses, technical skills, and career goals through real-world work experiences. Through work-based learning experiences, students merge theory with practical work experience in jobs with local business partners.

  • Businesses benefit through access to an applicant pool who are interested, qualified, career-oriented, and have technical skills training.
  • Students benefit from real-world application of the academic, employability, and technical skills learned in school.
  • Communities benefit from strong relationships between businesses and schools. Through active exchanges, educators better understand employers’ needs and employers contribute to the technical skills development of the community’s workforce.
  • Instructional strategies provide career awareness, career exploration, career planning, employability skills training, and support as students integrate school with work.

We have many options available for students including 12 for Life, Tanner Connections, and the Southwire Engineering Academy.

Click here to apply for WBL.

By the numbers:

313,939 hours worked
193 employers
$1,914,907 money earned by students
578 studends participated in Work-Based Learning
Madison Barrow

“I am so thankful I had the opportunity to complete the Healthcare pathway at the College and Career Academy. While still in high school, I was also very fortunate to be able to participate in the day-to-day tasks of real nurses through the Tanner Connections program. All of these experiences helped me to decide to pursue a career in nursing. This December I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University. I am currently working for the Tanner Health System as a nurse technician, and I hope to continue my career there as an RN when I graduate.”

Students who wish to participate in this opportunity should contact their high school counselor or graduation coach for an application. More information can also be found at

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