Beyond the Classroom - WBL & YAP
Bibb County School District
We Are Back for Another School Year
We Are Ready for 2020-2021
- We have dedicated stakeholders who made themselves available for our Virtual Ready to Work Job Fair because they recognized the students' need for a plan after graduation.
- We have engaged students who continued to go to work as essential employees
- We have a district which supports its coordinators to ensure the programs remain in operation and strong.
Congratulations Mrs. Christina Ransey
PARTNERING WITH PARENTS
Internship Bibb/Work-Based Learning Hosts Parent Information Night
Internship Bibb/Work-Based Learning hosted a Parent Information Night February 27, 2020. Information about the requirements and procedures for participating in Work-Based Learning was shared. Parents and students who attended learned of the economic impact Work-Based Learning has on our community. The team shared information about companies that are partnering with Bibb County School District through CTAE and the Work-Based Learning program. Local industry is looking to grow their own workforce and understand that our students are the best way to find those employees. We are also preparing students for the future workforce. Two students, JaWaun Jordan-senior at Westside HS, and Hikeem Woodford-senior at Northeast HS, currently participating in the program, shared their experiences and plans for their future. They discussed the jobs they are doing now and how they are preparing for their future. Jordan completed the Certified Nursing Assistant Program through Hutchings College & Career Academy and is employed at Zebulon Park Health & Rehab. He wants to continue his education in the medical field. Woodford completed the business pathway and is employed at GEICO. His intentions are to apply for a full-time position at GEICO once he graduates.
PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITY
Bibb CTAE Delivers...
Inaugural Virtual Ready to Work Job Fair - Class of 2020
The Bibb County School District (BCSD) and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) department are dedicated to the support of our students as they transition from school to real-world. Whether students seek college or career opportunities, we strive to provide quality learning experiences and program options that will ensure all students are fully prepared to succeed in an increasingly competitive global workforce. One component of BCSD's Strategic Plan is: Connecting with Students, Connecting with Parents and Connecting with the Community. Your involvement with our school system helps to ensure that we are maximizing all opportunities to strengthen our local job market and provide the critical first step in a student’s successful future. You can view a recording of the event at https://youtu.be/D-i_xrhQPpk
Thank you to all employers and vendors who participated!
Work-Based Learning Partnerships
Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority Arranges Job Information Sessions...
Work-Based Learning Coordinators, Pamela Sales (Rutland HS, Feb 11) and Shawana Davis (Central HS. Feb 25) partnered with Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority's, Eleyce Coleman, Existing Industries Manager. Collectively, hosted at each high school, they assembled two very successful events bringing industry to the students. Each event was an informative session where the employer shared the story of their company's business and hiring practices. Employers in attendance were: Yancey Bros., Amazon, Irving Consumer Products, Volumatic and Sheridan Construction. Central GA Technical College was also on hand to share how to apply for the programs they offer that would ready a candidate for the positions. Students were given the opportunity to touch products and materials, interact with, and ask questions of the employers. The students left with a much better understanding of the opportunities available in Macon-Bibb County. Additionally, some of the employers took resumes of seniors at the event.
Rutland High School
Central High School
Rutland High School - Advisory Board Award
Recognizing Our Partners...
Eleyce Coleman was awarded the Rutland High School Advisory Board Member of the Year at the Spring Advisory meeting on March 10, 2020. Mrs. Coleman is employed at the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority as the Existing Industry Manager and has been instrumental in connecting Rutland High School CTAE programs with local industries. She has arranged field trips and employers to speak to our students in addition to having a willingness to help arrange employment positions for Work-Based Learning students.
Central High School
Mr. Keith Robinson, General Manager of one of our popular, family eateries, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, welcomes opportunities to give students the chance to learn employability skills. Managing the Zebulon Road restaurant since January, he reached out to Shawana Davis, WBL coordinator at Central High School. When Robinson called Davis, he said, "I am in need of hostesses and I know you train the type of workers needed to help run our establishment!" He hired four of the students from the interview pool. Every year, Mr. Robinson goes above and beyond to work with the Bibb County School District in hiring and mentoring students in the workplace. He has a heart for the youth and believes in preparing our future workforce.
Northeast High School
Developing Future Entrepreneurs Through Partnerships...
Jessica Lewis, Northeast High School’s CTAE Marketing Advisory Board Member and owner of Mobu Enterprises, serves as a SCORE Mentor. SCORE is a 501c nonprofit organization. SCORE Mentors are experienced business professionals who volunteer their time to help others start and grow their own businesses. Ms. Lewis currently is mentoring six marketing students who are budding entrepreneurs. She has created a 12-week course that was designed to assist the students in bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to fruition via business plans and other resources provided by SCORE. When student entrepreneurs return to school in the Fall, each will be paired with a SCORE Mentor to help develop their individual business plans. They will learn how to fully register their businesses, along with how to create bylaws. In addition, each student entrepreneur will receive lifelong free mentoring to assist in sustaining their businesses. These marketing students are being prepared for a great future!
PARTNER WITH STUDENTS
Westside HS - Tynesha Washington - Senior WBL Student
Tynesha Washington, is Westside High School's most recent WBL Spotlight student. Tynesha is a very reliable and dedicated worker, as reverberated in her gleaming manager assessments and reflections. In the course of just a few months, she has worked her way up the ranks at McDonald's and is currently training to become a shift leader at her store. We applaud Tynesha's perseverance and bid her Congratulations on her upcoming graduation.
Southwest High School
Ahliyah Dennard - Senior WBL Student
Miss Dennard has been employed with Kroger for almost one year. To prepare for the interview, she learned how to put together a proper resume' for a high school student, just one of the numerous things students learn through CTAE classes and WBL, and how to interview for the position. She shares that WBL is helping her prepare for her future and life outside of high school. If asked, she would share that students should apply for the program to gain experience in the working world. Dennard has plans to go to college after graduation and earn a degree in Business Management.
Rutland High School
Howard High School
Kayla Sweeney - Senior Work-Based Learning Student
Kayla Sweeney, a senior at Howard High School, is a foreign language pathway completer and an employee at Buffalo’s Café. She has enjoyed the outgoing, friendly patrons and live entertainment. She started as a hostess and quickly got promoted to server once she turned 18. She enjoys using her employability skills to serve customers and train other employees. She has been a member of DECA for two years. She feels DECA has helped her better understand financial institutions and the difference between financial jobs. She is an outstanding student in and out of the classroom. She has received a full track scholarship to Coastal Carolina University and plans to major in Sociology or Psychology.
Youth Apprenticeship/Internship Bibb
Two Youth Apprenticeship students were selected to represent their schools as the
CTAE Student of the Year.
Samerica Malcon - Senior, Westside High School
Samerica has been a student in Youth Apprenticeship for two years. She is employed with Bibb County School District's Procurement office. Her pathway is Business & Technology and she is a member of FBLA.
Jalyia Howard - Senior, W.S. Hutchings College & Career Academy
Jalyia is a Culinary pathway completer and is employed at Idle Hour Country Club. She has been a Youth Apprenticeship student for two years. She is a member of FCCLA and is a second year Hutchings student.
Please use this form to share job postings that you would like to fill with a student intern from the Work-Based Learning or Youth Apprenticeship Program.