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Georgia Wild Adventures Theme Park & Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Team Up To Provide A Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program

Published Sunday, September 13, 2020
by valdostatoday.com
Georgia Wild Adventures Theme Park & Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Team Up To Provide A Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program

(VALDOSTA, GEORGIA) - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and Wild Adventures Theme Park are partnering to provide an Apprenticeship opportunity for Wild Adventures Employees receiving training through Wiregrass’ Economic Development.  

The Apprenticeship Program is a method of training individuals in a Trade using a combination of on-the-job skills development and classroom/lab related instruction.

John Hall, Chris Longstreet, and Micheal Torres are part of the custom-designed Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program at Wiregrass and Wild Adventures is providing positions as Industrial Maintenance Mechanics.  

This custom program was possible thanks to an American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) Grant that allows technical colleges like Wiregrass to train Workers in field.  

These funds are being used for Apprenticeship enhancement opportunities related to 10 approved programs of study that are covered under the Georgia HOPE Career Grant.

The AAI grant funding is being used to work with area businesses like Wild Adventures to train current Employees who register as Apprentices through Wiregrass.  

The Wild Adventures Apprentices will receive training in Industrial Maintenance by way of a non-credit, contract training agreement between Wiregrass Economic Development and Wild Adventures.

The Apprenticeship Program has proven to benefit business and industry in recruiting, training, and retaining highly skilled Workers.  

Partnering with the college in hiring students through the Apprenticeship Program has also shown a reduction in turnover costs, higher productivity, and a more diverse workforce.

Wild Adventures Theme Park is located at the halfway point between Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida - off Interstate 75 and is home to more than 40 family and thrill rides, hundreds of exotic animals, dozens of concerts and special events each year.

To Read This Apprenticeship and Training Labor News Story In Its Entirety, Go To: https://valdostatoday.com/news-2/local/2020/09/wild-adventures-and-wiregrass-team-for-apprenticeship-program/

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