Gratitude for helping students

Dear Editor:

The Work-Based Learning Experiences program, commonly referred to as WBLE, helps serve qualifying students at Bradford High School and North Florida Technical College. WBLE services include career and interest assessment, job analysis, worksite development, employer assistance, learning and preparation activities, job placement, job accommodations, hands-on learning, and job-retention services.  

The Transition and Employment Specialists at North Florida Technical College, Kim Paige, and Noele Miller, would like to thank the businesses that supported the Bradford County Schools’ Work-Based Learning Experiences program during the 2021-22 school year. We appreciate our partnerships with Bradford County Sheriff Dispatch, Gretchen Brooks and Marie Emery; Bradford Food Bank, Linda Markham; Bradford Middle School ESE, Wanda Middleton; Bradford Telegraph, John Miller, Connie Hurston and John Ryan Tillman; City of Starke Police Department, Capt. Barry Warren, Sasha Shreiner, Det. J. Guinn and others; Grooming By Sister, Madeline and Dawn Strickland; IHOP, Steven Ringbauer; Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Joe Gallagher, Austin and Larry; Kingdom Christian Academy, Terrie Harrison; RK Stables, Richard Kirkman; Lawtey Elementary School Pre-K, Denise Hendrieth; North Florida Pharmacy, Bobby & Jim Autry; Parkside Assisted Living, Melissa Reddish; Rainbow Family Center, Jeannie Osteen and Anita Barr; Salvation Army Camp Keystone Camp and Conference Center, Monica Reifer and Kim McBride; Smooth Addiction: Beauty & Body, Emmali Blye; Starke Dance Academy, Kim Smith and Lani Rios; Starke Head Start, Dee Ransom; The Office Shop, CJ Greek and Jason Rose; and Walmart Supercenter of Starke, Stacey Stein.

The career opportunities that have become possible for our students result from your support. The business partnerships help our students get excited about future careers and gain work readiness skills. In addition, the WBLE better equips our students to be contributing citizens and taxpayers to our local community, state, and country.

Mrs. Kim Paige and 

Mrs. Noele Miller

Transition & Employment Specialists