Long County High School Work-Based Learning is going well this year, according to program coordinator Brian Thomas.
He said that there are over 20 students enrolled who are working in 12 different jobs.
“I have been blessed to take this job over. I never knew how rewarding it would be to see students so passionate about getting their working careers off to a fast start,” said Thomas, who is in his first year of heading up the program.
Students work at all three schools and throughout the community, Thomas said, and are completing their tasks in a professional manner and are good representatives for the high school.
“If you come up to any school in our system, or to the dozen or so businesses in Long or Liberty County, there’s a good chance that you may encounter one of our work-based learning student,” he said. “I’m confident that you will be served by someone with manners, great soft skills and a friendly smile.”
Thomas said that every month the club recognizes a male and female employee of the month. Trenton Wilson and Madalyne Flynn were the selections for August. Wilson is employed at Baldino’s Giant Jersey Subs in Hinesville, while Flynn works at Walker Middle School.
Thomas said that, according to Flynn’s supervisor, she is always willing to do extra and is a great asset to the school. Also, Wilson’s supervisor said that he always goes above and beyond in his duties and is a valuable member of her staff.