Work-based learning

Work-Based Learning allows students to apply classroom theories to practical situations, to explore career options, and to pursue personal goals. Ultimately, students may participate in Work-Based Learning opportunities such as internships and clinical experiences within our local businesses and industries for an average of 6 hours per week while earning high school credit. Our Work-Based Learning students are juniors and seniors from both Dickson County High School and Creek Wood High School.

current 2021 participants

Benefits of Work-Based Learning for Students & Employers

  • Students

  1. Gain real-world work experience in a chosen focus area while earning academic credit and begin networking with future employers

  • Employers

  1. Assists high school students with real-world applications and hands-on experience for future careers

  2. Gives employers a voice on what skills they would like to see in a ready graduate entering the workplace


Work-based learning in action

Coordinator Contact Information

Nikki Akins (DCHS): nakins@dcstn.org website: DCHS WBL

Veronica Walton (CWHS): vwalton@dcstn.org

Audra Estes (DCHS/CWHS): audraestes@dcstn.org

Gayle Burton (DCHS/CWHS): gburton@dcstn.org

District CTE Director

Ray Lecomte: rlecomte@dcstn.org