New Apprentice Program Offers Path to Success for Coweta County Students and Businesses
Coweta County is introducing an innovative new apprenticeship program to prepare students for careers as industrial mechanics. Two local companies came up with the idea in conjunction with a partnership so diverse that it includes county schools, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Development Authority and even the German American Chamber of Commerce. It’s based on a German-style apprenticeship model that combines classroom instruction with on-the-job time to provide “dual training.”
This model is highly respected because it allows students not only to learn skills but work habits and company culture that makes them ideal job candidates. Millions of jobs stand empty across the U.S. because employers can’t find people with the right skills to man their machines or manage new processes. This apprenticeship program will help our students thrive and become the high-skill workforce that companies seek out.
Industry and Education Partners open Training Center in Waco, GA
October 19, 2015 — West Georgia Technical College and Crane Industry Services, LLC (CIS) today announced a partnership through the College’s Economic Development Division to provide a new series of Skills Development Training Courses essential to construction, utilities, power generation, manufacturing, mining and refining.
Custom courses and open enrollment options are available at the new Centered on Safety Training Center™ on the WGTC Murphy Campus in Waco, Ga. The partnership between CIS, which provides crane and rigging training nationally and internationally, and WGTC is the result of an initiative to support workforce development needs.