Work Based Learning includes job preparation, daily living skills, functional academics, and non-paid internships. MLC partners with local companies to provide opportunities. Madonna trainees spend time at each business to learn job skills in a variety of settings. Trainees rotate every semester, to learn more employable skills, but also to build rapport with employers and coworkers and establish letters of reference. The goal of WBL is to ease the transition between work and school while reinforcing life and job skills.
Madison Thomas - Supervisor
Madison attended the University of Memphis and received a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences. Madison did an internship at Madonna Learning Center January-May 2019. She began a full time employee, August 2019. Madison played on the University of Memphis Golf Team, and enjoys playing in her free time. She enjoys being with her friends, and family. Her favorite foods are, anything Mexican, sour gummy worms, and COFFEE!! Madison loves the acceptance from both the staff and students. She is very thankful for a community like Madonna Learning Center, to love and grow together, towards all goals that staff and students have made.
Savana graduated from the University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor of Arts and Science in in Psychology and minor in Health Care and Society. She began working at MLC, February 2021. Before MLC, Savana was a teaching assistant at the University of Memphis in a general psychology class. She has also taught 9th and 10th grade at Whitehaven High School (Peer Power), and Pre-AP English and Honors English II.
Savana is engaged to be married in next year to Clay Caskey. She enjoys playing tennis, going to Pickwick Lake, spending time with family, and shopping on Amazon. Some other favorites for Savana are, coffee, Mexican food, sushi, Huey's and pizza.
Savana says MLC is like her second family, everyone is thoughtful, and loving. The students and trainees are so eager to learn and they always have a welcoming smile. "I love coming to work every day knowing that I am loved and appreciated."
JD McMillian - Job Coach
Become A Business Partner
Is your company interested in becoming a training site for our Work Based Learning trainees? Are you interested in hiring one of our trainees to work in your business? Please contact our WBL supervisors today! Call (901) 752-5767 or email mthomas [at] madonna-learning [dot] org or khardin [at] madonna-learning [dot] org