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Rule Number:160-4-3-.14

Work-Based Learning Programs  

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Code: IDDN  160-4-3-.14
    1. Career Related Education- A broad category of career development activities consisting of Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Instructional Related Activities, and Connecting Activities that provide the foundational skills necessary for implementation of Work-Based Learning.
    2. Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) – the state agency charged with the fiscal and administrative management of certain aspects of K-12 public education, including the implementation of federal and state mandates. Such management is subject to supervision and oversight by the State Board of Education. 
    3. Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) – the state agency created by O.C.G.A. § 20-2-983 and authorized to assume full responsibility for the certification, preparation and conduct of certified, licensed or permitted personnel employed in Georgia, and the development and administration of teacher certification testing.
    4. Local Educational Agency (LEA) – local school system pursuant to local board of education control and management.
    5. State Board of Education (SBOE) – constitutional authority which defines education policy for public K-12 education agencies in Georgia.
    6. Work-Based Learning Coordinator – School personnel with proper training required to administer Career Related Education including supervision of work-based learning placements. Student enrollment in Work-Based Learning may be in any combination of the four defined categories: Youth Apprenticeship, Internship, Cooperative Education, and Employability Skill Development.
    7. Work-Based Learning Placement - A core component of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs which include a coherent sequence of courses and contributes to the development of core and higher order academic competencies, fundamental workplace skills, and specific occupational skills. Agreements are developed between business and industry partners and the local educational agencies to release students for a portion of the school day for structured learning at a job site.
    1. Local school systems shall provide Work-Based Learning in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education programs which facilitate the school-to-career transition and culminate in work-based learning placements for students in grades 11 and 12 where feasible and appropriate.
    2. Local school systems shall ensure that all Work-Based Learning placements are consistent with applicable state and federal laws, State Board of Education rules, and local board of education policies.
    3. Local school systems shall ensure that the Work-based Learning Coordinator has a manageable workload for student placements consistent with the class size for CTAE classes as defined in State Board Rule 160-5-1-.08 and performs duties consistent with the standards for Work-Based Learning.
    4. The Work-Based Learning Coordinator shall be available for work site supervision during the periods students are released from school for work-based learning placements and shall not be encumbered with assigned classes or other regular duties during those times.
    5. Each Work-Based Learning Coordinator shall submit the annual Work-Based Learning Data Report according to the process established by the Division of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education.
    6. Each Work-Based Learning Coordinator shall maintain an accurate, up-to-date database of student records as specified by the Division of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education.
    7. Career Related Education activities including Work-Based Learning placement opportunities shall be conducted in accordance with the guidelines in the Georgia Career Related Education Manual including Standards and Guidelines for Work-Based Learning, available from the division of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education.
    8. Each Work-Based Learning Coordinator supervising students enrolled in State approved work-based learning courses shall meet one of the following requirements:
      1. Hold a valid Work-Based Learning (WBL) endorsement (formerly DCT) issued by the Professional Standards Commission and have completed a State approved WBL training session within the past five years.
      2. Hold a valid certificate in any Career, Technical and Agricultural Education field and have completed a State approved WBL training session within the past five years.
      3. Serve as a coordinator for the Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) only and attend a State approved WBL training session within the past five years.

Authority O.C.G.A. § 20-2-151(b); 20-2-161.

Adopted: June 9, 2011          Effective: June 29, 2011

Georgia Department Of Education
Adopted Date:  6/9/2011
Effective Date:  6/29/2011

NOTE: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
Policy Code Description
IDDN Work-Based Learning Programs
Georgia Code Description
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0151 General and career education programs
O.C.G.A § 20-02-0161 QBE formula/program weights
These references are not intended to be part of the rule itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this rule. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the rule.
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