Students 2 Work Program Receives Recognition from Augusta-Richmond County Commission

Posted By: Kathryn Freemon News Releases ,

On Tuesday, August 21, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission recognized the Students 2 Work program, an initiative between the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, Richmond County School System and Augusta, Georgia Government. In its inaugural year, the initiative provided 122 high school students with 8-week paid summer internships thru 74 employers investing over $250,000 in workforce development in the greater Augusta region.

 

Participating businesses included All-State Insurance - O’Neal Agency, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Auben Realty, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Municipal Golf Course, Augusta Office Solutions, Augusta Partnership for Children, Augusta-Richmond County Juvenile Court, Augusta Technical College, Augusta University, Augusta Warrior Project, Blanchard & Calhoun, Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA, Byrd Consulting, Cranston Engineering, CSRA Alliance for Ft. Gordon, CSRA Regional Commission, Doc Savage Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., Downtown Development Authority, Ellefson Transportation Group, Enoch and Tarver Law Firm, Frails & Wilson, Fulcher Hagler Law Firm, Georgia Military College, Georgia Power Company, Peach State Federal Credit Union, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place Augusta, Jani-King of Augusta, Jenkins Memorial Church, Jesse Norman School of the Arts, Jim Hudson Lexus, John Deere, Malcolm Cunningham Chevrolet, MAU Workforce Solutions, MCG Foundation, Medical Associates Plus, Nutrien, Paine College, RBW Logistics, Reddy Foundation/Power Control Systems, Resolute Forest Products, Richmond County School System, RW Allen Construction, The Salvation Army – Kroc Center, Salon Hair Network, Sitel, South State Bank, Starbucks, State Farm Insurance - Eddie Bussey Agency, Thermal Ceramics, Unisys, United Way of the CSRA, University Hospital, Westside Occupational Center, and Wright One Paint & Body Shop.

 

Students 2 Work, an initiative of the Business Education Advisory Council (BEAC), provides high school students with opportunities to gain valuable hands-on work experience in local businesses within the metro Augusta area. The BEAC, an Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce committee, pinpoints ways in which the business community can support the Richmond County School District in three key goal areas including higher graduation rates, academic achievement, and local workforce development.

 

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Media Contacts:


 

Sue Parr

President/CEO

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

706.821.1300

Sue.Parr@AugustaMetroChamber.com

 

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Kathryn Freemon

Communications Coordinator

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

Kathryn.Freemon@AugustaMetroChamber.com