A unique apprenticeship program is in the works at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School.
Kim Fuller, Director of the CTAE Program at ECCHS, was on hand last week at the Elbert County Development Authority meeting to discuss workforce development.
She says the program would start for students in their junior year and consists of multiple phases.
“They’ll just kind of be designated as the kids we are going to work with, and they are going to have monthly meetings. They will take some courses at our high school and some spring courses at Athens Tech and kind of get their foot in the door there”, said Fuller. “Their senior year they are going to go into the work based learning program, they’ll get their course requirements at the high school, and then they’ll go to Mollertech for half a day and they will work on some training programs there.”
At the conclusion of the apprenticeship, Steve Jordan with Mollertech would potentially bring on a few of the program’s participants with the company said Fuller.
“It may be here, it may be in another location, but he is trying to cultivate the workforce here in Elbert County, so we were really excited about his willingness to do that”, expressed Fuller.
The next step says Fuller is to try and target a group of at least six students with mechanical aptitudes to apply for the potential program.