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The AHS Work-Based Learning program "WORKS" by providing successful experiences for WBL students and employers!

AHS WBL Program hosts webinar featuring
Permission to Dream & Pursuit of Happyness 
Author,
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Motivational Speaker
Chris Gardner

Thank you to the AHS administrative staff for providing the opportunity for AHS students and staff to engage with Mr. Chris Gardner as AHS ended a week of activities focused on giving students the Permission to Dream. Mr. Gardner volunteered his time to take part in a candid conversation about his personal journey and answered student questions. Our students and staff expresses appreciation to Mr. Gardner for taking the time to talk with Auburn City High School students and teachers who participated in this online event which was hosted through the ACS WBL program.

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Former AHS Work-Based Learning Placement Earns Certifications from Gemological Institute of America

Congratulations to WBL placement Jessica Truett who earned the following certifications from the Gemological Institute of America.  

  • Jewelry Essentials

  • Colored Stone Essentials

  • Diamond Essentials

  • Applied Jewelry Professional

 

Ms. Truett, a recent graduate was the first AHS student placed with Jewelry by Design through a partnership created by the WBL program and JBD owners, Mark and Tammy Nelson.

ACS Work-Based Learning Coordinator Recognized
as a 2021 Alabama Power Bright Light

Alabama Bright Lights captures the stories, through words, pictures and video, of some of our state’s brightest lights who are working to make Alabama an even better place to live, work and play. Award-winning journalist Karim Shamsi-Basha tells their inspiring stories. 

https://alabamanewscenter.com/2021/05/21/pace-is-an-alabama-bright-light-shining-in-lee-county/ 

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Former AHS Work-Based Learning Placement Earns Certifications from Gemological Institute of America

Congratulations to WBL placement Jessica Truett who earned the following certifications from the Gemological Institute of America.  

  • Jewelry Essentials

  • Colored Stone Essentials

  • Diamond Essentials

  • Applied Jewelry Professional

 

Ms. Truett, a recent graduate was the first AHS student placed with Jewelry by Design through a partnership created by the WBL program and JBD owners, Mark and Tammy Nelson.

CTE Virtual Career Corner Video Series Hits the Ground Running 

Auburn High School CTE has launched a virtual way for businesses to connect with AHS students: AHS CTE Career Corner YouTube Series!  Our Work-Based Learning Coordinator hosted this event in collaboration with local stakeholders to 

promote employment opportunities and 

disseminate information about local career

opportunities to students.

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Working Together to Expand Co-opportunities for

Auburn High School Students!

Work-based learning opportunities for ACS CTE students continue to expand thanks to collaborative efforts between the Auburn High School Work-Based Learning Program, the Lee County Youth Development Center, and Diverse Resources. A newly developed local workforce readiness internship program for students funded through the Central Alabama Works Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds resulted in Diverse Resources securing a Central Alabama Works Request for Proposal Grant in the amount of $263,000.  

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This grant, authored by Audrey Marshall, will support Auburn High School and Lee County Youth Development Center students who desire to receive career ready training and work-based learning opportunities. Diverse Resources will take the lead as the agent to fund student internships with local companies interested in hiring and offering paid work experiences. The Auburn City Schools Career Technical Education program will meet training goals set forth in the grant, by offering training, credentialing, and paid work experiences to students enrolled in Work-Based Learning who desire opportunities in high-demand career areas. Successful student completers will be eligible to receive not only training and paid work experience but also industry recognized credentials and the opportunity to create a positive impact in our local workforce.

 

Employers in specifically targeted industry sectors will benefit by receiving funds to employ students who have received upfront training to decrease the extraordinary costs associated with the onboarding, hiring, and training of youth eligible for employment.

 

For information about this grant or about partnering with Auburn High School for work-based learning opportunities contact: Audrey Marshall, Work-Based Learning Coordinator amarshall@auburnschools.org.

Alabama Small Business Capital Awards AHS WBL Program $25,000

Thank you Alabama Small Business Capital and Taylor Dobson, Vice President/Alabama Market Executive for providing our Work-Based Learning Program with a $25,000 grant to fund intern placements for work force development in our community.  Click here for more information.

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Professional Learning Opportunities for AHS Students

  • Career Corner Virtual Speaker's Series. Join us live or visit our CTE YouTube Channel to learn about local careers from those experts who are working in field! AHS CTE YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLqH7ljVsUrk-MolSjJX1VVG6qYDLv43b 

  • Annual PATHFINDER/COOPPORTUNITY Employment Fair held on AHS campus. In the past 5 years, this event has hosted over 200 employers, United States Armed Forces officers, and post-secondary representatives. Since its inception, the event has delivered upon its promise to connect students and employers by providing students with information to make wise post-secondary choices and has been replicated by several high schools in Alabama.  

  • City of Auburn Introduction to Careers in Manufacturing Panel

  • Auburn University Kreher Preserve

  • Auburn University Athletics 

  • Jewelry By Design 

  • Carter and Carter Construction 

  • Dixie Electric, Plumbing and Air

  • RAPA-Rausch & Pausch 

  • Auburn University Regional Airport 

  • Auburn University E. W. Shell Fisheries Research Center 

  • River Bank and Trust 

  • Habitat for Humanity 

  • Auburn City Schools After School Program 

  • Opelika Sportsplex 

  • Auburn Public Safety Division 

  • Carmike Cinemas 

  • Auburn Electrical Construction Company 

  • SIO2 Medical Products 

  • Mountain High Outfitters

  • Briggs and Stratton 

  • Kemmerich/Sodecia

  • Edible Arrangements 

  • Waffle House Hiring Fair 

  • McDonald's Hiring Fair

  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries Hiring Fair 

  • Chick-fil-a (Magnolia Avenue) Hiring Fair 

  • Student Orientation for WBL Program

  • Dr. Asim Ali, Executive Director, Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning – Careers in Information Technology

  • Careers in Engineering Panel (Southern Union State Community College, Alabama Power, Briggs and Stratton)

  • Willietta Ellis Conner, ALSDE Education Specialist - FASFA, Funding College and Applying for Scholarships

  • Taylor Jones, The Tiny Closet Boutique- Entrepreneurship and Branding

  • Dr. Karen Anderson, ALSDE Administrator - "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People-Sean Covey"

  • Max and Ria Story "Talent is Never Enough"-Reflections from John Maxwell

  • Brian Scannell, Veterans Employment Counselor - Marketing Your "Brand" Using Linkedin

  • Dr. Cordelia Brown, Auburn University Samuel Ginn Engineering/Alabama Power Academic Excellence Program

  • Kelley Terry, Auburn University - Preparing Income Taxes 1040EZ

  • Coordinators' Q&A Session for current WBL students

  • Tracy Harris, Department of Labor Relations - Workplace Safety & Child Labor Laws

  • Semi-annual Orientation for new Work-based Education students

  • Cisco King & Connie Spates, Briggs & Stratton - How to Keep a Job: What NOT to do to Get Fired!

  • Mock Interviews (GE Aviation, East Alabama Medical Center and Chick-fil-a Tiger Town)

  • Laura Anglin, Career Coach - Preparing Employment Documents-Resumes, Applications & Cover Letters

  • Shena Davidson Regions Bank-Interviews & Employment Documents

  • Dr. Addie Swinney, Refresh Innovations/Retired Human Resources Director Soft Skills Training - Displaying

  • Audrey Marshall, Teen Workplace Safety Training Resources

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