Students from the functional skills class at
Bartlett High have been getting real world work experience by participating in
the Work Based Learning program coordinated by teacher, Arwen Adair. Throughout
the fall they worked every day with employees at Easy Way Produce on Stage Road
stocking, tidying the store and bagging groceries. At Bartlett United Methodist
Church these students worked with the housekeeping team to keep the church sparkling.
Work Based Learning is an experience that allows students to go beyond the
classroom and into the community to develop workplace competencies. Students
are able to consider different careers, develop specific skills within an
industry, and learn workplace behavior. Through WBL, students learn how to
apply what they are learning in the classroom as they prepare to transition
into the world of career opportunities. If you get a chance, come visit the
students at their spring assignments: Walgreens (Kirby Whitten & Stage),
McDonald's (Stage Rd.) and Singleton Community Center! Special thanks to Barry
Carter and Michael Barber at Easy Way and Eddie Lindsey at BUMC!
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