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Carroll County’s Educators Explore Career Pathways in Manufacturing

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosted approximately 80 local educators and officials from the Georgia Departments of Community Affairs and Economic Development for 2015 Manufacturing Day.  The Chamber’s Workforce Education and Development Task Force sponsored the tour of West Georgia Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence and two local industries, Yachiyo and OFS, allowing educators to explore the quality manufacturing career opportunities for high-skilled, high-paying jobs for Carroll County’s future workforce. Following the tour, teachers had the opportunity to question a panel of industry human resources professionals to further discover how to enlighten students and their parents on various career pathways.

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Teachers from Carroll County Schools and Carrollton City Schools visited West Georgia Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence as part of the Carroll County Chamber’s Manufacturing Day.

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Don Rhine (left), manager of the Southwire Center for Manufacturing Excellence at West Georgia Technical College, explained several of the programs available to high school graduates who wish to enter careers in local industry.

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Rob Davyduck, plant manager for Yachiyo, provided an overview of the company’s product line to educators from Carrollton City Schools and Carroll County Schools as part of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Manufacturing Day.


Panelists pictured below included: Theresa Fisher, HR recruiting and community branding manager for Sugarfoods Corporation; Sherry Mozee, assistant HR manager for Yachiyo; Nathan Wright, HR analyst for Southwire Company; Debbie Shurfeld of Elwood Staffing; Haven Morgan of Randstad Work solutions; and Harvey Parker, senior HR manager for OFS Fitel.