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Cairo High School

Work-Based Learning Program

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Work-Based Learning Coordinator: Kevin Collins, Office Phone: 229.378.1177


Career Related Education (CRE) is structured age appropriate experiences which prepare students for the school-to-career transition. The range of CRE experiences begin with Career Awareness and Exploration in middle school and culminate with work-based learning during the tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades. Work-Based learning provides students the opportunity to be enrolled in an internship, cooperative education or youth apprenticeship.

Work-Based Learning placements represent the pinnacle of the Career-Related Education experience. To qualify for a WBL placement, a student must be in grades 11 or 12 and at least 16 years old. Students must also have a defined Career Pathway in order to participate in the Work-Based component of Career-Related Education. This is especially important for successful completion of a student's pathway in that their job placement is directly related to the curriculum of the Career Technical and Agricultural Education classes they have completed or in which they are concurrently enrolled. There are several opportunities for students to participate in a work-based learning. These opportunities include Cooperative Education, Internship, Youth Apprenticeship, and Clinical Experiences.


If you are interested in Work-Based Learning for your student or would like to become an industry sponsor, please see your high school counselor or contact Kevin Collins

Special thanks to all of our past sponsors:

Aunt Annie's Child Care

Dr. Abdul Bari, MD

Center Drugs
City of Thomasville - CNS 
Clark Funeral Home

Cox Pharmacy

Cuy Harrell Farms

Dental Associates of SW GA
Eastside Elementary School
Dr. Floore

Graco Fertilizer

Grady County Schools
Grady Farm Bureau
Grady General Hospital
Grady Oil Company 
Harrison Farms
Hospice of Southwest Georgia

Jenkins IGA

Knight Timber Company
Lumis Brown Dental Office
Merritt Steel Fabrications
Pizza Hut
Russell's Military Vehicles
S & L Productions
Southern Advantage
Southside Elementary School
Stone's
Strickland Farms

Thomasville Plumbing

Whigham Farms

Past and Present WBL Student of the Month Recipients: