The partnership between North American Stainless, Dow Chemical, Kentucky Utilities, NUCOR Steel and PMC Organometallix and fostered by Jefferson Community and Technical College, Carrollton is expanding. Looking to address the needs of finding qualified employees to the largest industries along the Ohio River, a training partnership was formed called Future 42.
The Carroll County Area Technology Center announced its partnership with JCTC Carrollton and the "big 5" industry partners on U.S. 42 to create the Future 42 Mentor Program. This program will allow approximately 60 students from CCATC, iLead Academy, and Carroll County High School to participate in a job shadowing experience with on-site mentors from NAS, NUCOR, KU, DOW, and PMC.
Students participating in the program will have an opportunity to visit their assigned industry sites four times over the course of the school year. Representatives from the industry partners will come to CCATC two times during the school year. After the visits have been completed, a banquet will be held to honor the mentors and participating students.
The program was piloted last year by a small group of students from CCATC that were permitted to tour KU and were also visited on-site at CCATC by a group of mentors. The program has been expanded this year to include the other four industry partners in the Future 42 group.
“To be considered for selection into the program requires the more than 200 students eligible to submit an application,” said CCATC Student Advisor Chad Rose. “In order for students to participate they must be in good standing with their home high schools and must meet approval from their instructors at CCATC, CCHS, or iLEAD. Applications for the program were given to students on Sept. 2 and are due CCATC no later than Sept.13.”
Rose said the quick turn around is the result of not being able to finalize details until the start of the school year. The selection process will be swift and students will have their initial visit in mid-October.
CCATC principal Kirk Brooks said, “we want students to learn how to be professional, understand the work ethic that is needed to be successful and learn what employers are seeking from applicants.”
"The Future 42 Mentor Program is an example of genuine synergy between JCTC Carrollton, secondary school partners, and our big five industry partners,” Rose said. “Everyone has stepped to the table in an effort to open doors for our students and hopefully create a recruiting pipeline for our partners. This is an extremely valuable opportunity for our students and we couldn't be more grateful and excited."
The Carroll County Area Technology Center serves students from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties in the areas of Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Construction Carpentry, Energy and Power, Health Science and Welding.
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