The Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Program are avenues for students seeking to expand their knowledge base and gain real-world, resume-building experiences before they leave high school. Students have opportunities to learn outside of the normal school setting in the "classroom of their jobs" while earning money and gaining valuable lessons. Some refer to WBL and Youth Apprenticeship as "The pinnacle experience of career-related education." WBL and YAP students often have a better idea of what they want to do (or don't do) out of high school and have a competitive advantage over other applicants due to their experiences. More than 100 businesses partner with WBL and Youth Apprenticeship in Jackson County.
For more information about the Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Program at Jackson County High School, please contact Dr. Shannon Lawrence.