Raiders at Work

Work-Based Learning at WLHS

What is Work-Based Learning or WBL?

  • Continuation of the in-class learning students receive at WLHS
  • Allows students to explore, to prepare, to train and to develop their employability skills
  • Students connect what they learn in school with worksite application, enabling a smooth transition into the work force and/or education beyond high school
  • Apply employability skills

August Student of the Month

Mackenzie McDuffie

Mackenzie is employed at Mutty Paws as a kennel tech. She plans to attend college and start her own business.


Tracie Middlebrooks, General Manager of Mutty Paws had this to say about Mackenzie, "From the start she has proven to be an exceptional team member, being diligent, caring, and an eye for detail. She has a great rapport with the dogs and it show in the way they interact with her. She has a good work ethic, a positive can do attitude, and willing to pitch in wherever she is needed. It is always a please to work with her."

Where are Raiders working?

***Different WBL Placement Sites will be published each newsletter.

Want to Hire a Raider?

If you are interested in your business becoming a placement site with the West Laurens High WBL program, please complete the form below and I will contact you.

WBL Works in Georgia

Below is the WBL affiliate fact sheet. Check it out to see how WBL is growing our workforce.
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Dr. Hope Morris, WBL Coordinator

Dr. Morris is in her first year at WLHS as WBL Coordinator. Prior to coming to WL, she served as the WBL Coordinator for East Laurens High for 30 years. Summer 2017 she was selected and completed the Georgia DOE Top Gun program for Work-Based Learning Coordinators. #WBLworks