Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning is a program within the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Department that provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the classroom into the community and narrowing the gap between theory and practice through rigorous academic preparation with hands-on career development experiences. Through WBL experiences, students are afforded the opportunity to connect classroom instruction to the world of work and future career opportunities. 

The mission of the Work-Based Learning Program is to assist in providing a highly trained, technologically sophisticated and career oriented young work force. This is accomplished by developing partnerships between business, industry, students, parents, school systems, coordinators, and post-secondary institutions which will lead the participating student into meaningful careers.

WBL Benefits Students, Employers, and the Community!

Work-Based Learning Contacts

Are you interested in being part of the Gordon County Schools Work Based Learning (WBL) Program? For more information, contact the work-based learning coordinator at your school below: 

Gordon Central High School
Coordinator: Ashley Connally 
Email Address: 
Contact Number: 706-629-7391

Sonoraville High School: 
Coordinator: Dr. Andrea Walraven 
Email Address: 
Contact Number: 706-238-0250 

Career Fair

Gordon County Schools & Calhoun City Schools will be hosting a Career and Recruitment Fair at Georgia Northwestern Technical College - Calhoun Campus on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Seniors from Calhoun, Gordon Central, and Sonoraville High Schools who are looking for employment will be available to speak with employers. The job fair will be from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

Sign up to attend today: Career Fair Registration

Thank you to our local work-based learning partners for employing Gordon County Schools students during the 2021-22 academic year! 

Allen's Market

Big John's Treat Shoppe 

Calhoun Counseling Center


Doug Sexton Construction

Family Farm Corporation

Gordon Building Supply 

Hales Contracting & Property Maintenance 

Hibbett's Sports

Learning Labs 


Oostanaula Farms

Platinum Pressure

Shaggy Tails Pet Salon

The Rock Fitness Center



Brown Farm & Appliance

Calhoun Elks Club

Cracker Barrel

Dunkin Donuts


Gordon Central High School Media Center 


High Point Nutrition 

Leggs, Hanes, Bali 

Mohawk Industries 

Panda Express

RCD Designs


Tucker Farms


Back Creek Ranch

Burger King

Captain D's

Del Taco

Edelweiss Farm

Firehouse Subs

Gordon County Parks and Recreation

Healing Hands Massage Clinic

InMotion Chiropractic


Mohawk Floormat

Pete's Music City 

Ruby Tuesday 

Taco Bell

Valvoline Express

Battlefield Building Supply

Calhoun Bowling Center 


Dirty Dog's Car Wash 

El Nopal

Food City

Guacamole's Bar and Grill 

Heritage Baptist

Java Junction

Thomas Fencing

Old Navy

Planet Fitness 

Rue 21 

The Lotus Venue