Career Development

In Georgia, training students for high-demand industrial jobs (and paid apprenticeships along the way)

By the Macon (GA) Telegraph

Feb 13, 2017

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Austin Holland is a full-time, paid apprentice at a Frito-Lay plant by day and an industrial mechanics college student two nights a week.

A new, two-year industrial maintenance program at the Houston County Career Academy will allow other students to follow in Holland’s footsteps. Three years in the making, the program is a partnership involving the school, Houston County Board of Education, Central Georgia Technical College and Frito-Lay.

Students will learn basic engineering and maintenance skills and become comfortable with the equipment. Frito-Lay technicians will visit the school, and students will also go to the plant. After completing the Career Academy program, students are eligible to apply for a paid Frito-Lay apprenticeship.

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