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Support from local business and industry leaders is critical to the success of GCA's Work Based Learning Program and the students we serve. Our business and industry partners support the WBL program by providing high-quality placement opportunities that allow our students to connect the employability and technical skills they have learned in the classroom with a meaningful work experience.

Our  business and industry partners also support our CTAE programs by participating in job fair and career day events, attending school outings, providing job shadowing opportunities, and serving as guest speakers. We are so grateful for our business and industry partners, and we are always looking for new businesses and organizations to work with! Please continue reading below for more information about partnering with GCA's WBL Program!


Business Benefits

Not only do students benefit greatly from their participation in the WBL program, employers also reap rewards! Through their participation, employers are provided an opportunity to:

  • increase employer visibility in education.
  • prepare future workers.
  • reduce their costs for recruitment and training.
  • communicate required job-specific proficiencies to educational personnel.
  • improve employee retention.
  • offer a skilled, homegrown workforce for Georgia in the 21st century.
  • become more involved with the curriculum development process.

Participating employers may also be eligible for a discount on their worker's compensation insurance! Please click here for more information about HB402 - The Law on Workers Compensation Insurance and Discounts for Work-Based Learning Students.

 


 

Interested in Hiring A Student?

Georgia Cyber Academy has students all over the state of Georgia! We are always looking for new businesses and organizations for our students to work or intern with. Students work 5 - 20 hours per week (paid or unpaid) to gain valuable work experience and help your business at the same time!

Become a WBL Placement Site

WBL Advisory Committee

Business and industry leaders also serve an important role as advisors on the GCA WBL Advisory Committee! The GCA WBL Advisory Committee meets virtually 3 times each school year to discuss industry trends, workforce needs, and other initiatives that will benefit both local business and our students. These discussions are used to improve the design, development, implementation and administration of the WBL program. 

Please contact one of our WBL Coordinators if you are interested in getting involved with the GCA WBL Advisory Committee!

Get Involved in our School!

  • Student Job Placements: We are always looking for new businesses and organizations for our WBL students to work and intern with. Students can work 5-20 hours a week (paid or unpaid) to gain valuable real-world work experience and help your business at the same time. 

  • Student Job Shadows: High school students will come visit you and spend 4 hrs or 8 hrs to observe your employees at work. Students get the opportunity to see what the work environment is like, ask questions about different jobs, and get a better understanding if this is a career they would like to pursue. 

  • Guest Speaker: Come share your work experiences (or sign up a co-worker!) with students. Visit for a class period or for the day. We’ll put you in a related classroom subject so that you can help inform students about today’s industry trends and work expectations. 

Participate in Job/Career Events:  Many high and middle schools host events to help prepare students for getting a job. Mock interviews, career day guest speakers, or job fairs helps students explore the various career options available.

Thank you for considering these options! 

Contact one of our WBL Coordinators to get involved