LHS Career and Technical Center expands business and industry partnerships
The Laurel High School Career and Technical Center is working to establish business and industry partnerships to provide curriculum support for the various programs offered at the center and job placement opportunities for students. Through the new job placement partnerships, several Laurel High School students received job offers from area companies.
“Our focus this school year has been to strengthen the courses offered to our Career and Technical Center students,” said CTC Director Jeannine Agee. “We want to make sure the training we provide in the classroom translates to job opportunities for our students.”
Laurel High School senior Isabella Knight is the first student to be employed through a new student employment partnership with Howard Industries. Knight, a second year welding student, is currently working afterschool at Howard Industries as a welder.
“We are excited about this new student employment partnership,” Agee said. “Howard Industries Corporate Recruiter Rachel Johnson has been very supportive of our welding program and we hope that more students will obtain jobs as they turn 18 and complete the requirements.”
In addition to Howard Industries, Hol-Mac Corporation in Bay Springs offered welding jobs to seniors Teon George and Jerome Caldwell. During a recent visit to Laurel High School, Hol-Mac Corporation Training Coordinator Marcus Evans met with the welding students to discuss the nation-wide shortage of welders. Evans also shared with the students about the products created at Hol-Mac and the corporation’s employee benefits and pay.
“We hope to expand our student employment partnerships throughout all programs at the CTC,” Agee said. “We welcome any business to reach out to us if they are interested in working with our programs.”
The Laurel High Career and Technical Center currently offers Welding, Health Sciences, Culinary Arts, Carpentry/Construction, Marketing and Early Child Care. For more information on becoming a business partner, email email@example.com or call 601-649-4144.
Pictured are Laurel High School Career & Technical Center Director Jeannine Agee, Howard Industries Corporate Recruiter Rachel Johnson and Welding Instructor Stan Jones. LHS Senior Isabella Knight is the first student to be employed through a new student employment partnership with Howard Industries.
Pictured are Laurel High School Career & Technical Center Director Jeannine Agee, LHS Senior Teon George, Hol-Mac Corporation Training Coordinator Marcus Evans, LHS Senior Jerome Caldwell and Welding Instructor Stan Jones. George and Caldwell were offered employment opportunities as welders at Hol-Mac.