Work-Based Learning Information

Dobyns-Bennett High School recognizes that classroom learning provides only part of the content knowledge and skills development students need for success in college, career, and life. Work-Based Learning Programs are structured educational experiences that integrate classroom learning (school-based) with productive, structured work experiences (work-based), which are related to a student’s career goal, program of study, and employability skills. These programs include internships, apprenticeships, co-ops, shadowing experiences, guest speakers and business tours, the possibilities are endless.
Community / Employers
First Tennessee Development District (FTDD) is excited to provide college and high-school interns this summer to organizations throughout eight counties. Interns will help with marketing, branding, social media outreach or scheduling, and managing the front desk or visitor center. Internships will be part or full time.
Eastman Recruiting Candidates for its 2023 Work-Based Learning Program for Spring and Fall Semesters
The program, now in its second year, provides productive work assignments in manufacturing for local students that build on their classroom-based instruction, allow them to gain employability skills and prepare
them for future success. Currently, there are students from Dobyns-Bennett High School participating in the program. The students are working in three areas – fire equipment inspection and testing, metal shop fabrication and production packaging. Students earn $15 per hour and work a four-hour shift each weekday during the school semester. In addition to work experience, students receive meaningful coaching and feedback from experienced front-line managers. The program is currently offered to students, with plans to expand to other high schools in the near future.  Dobyns-Bennett students who are interested in applying for a Work-Based Learning position should contact Mrs. Arbaugh ([email protected]) for more information about the program and the application process.
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