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Apprenticeship signing ceremony held at State Capitol


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  • Aug. 10, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Apprenticeship signing ceremony held at State Capitol

Courtesy of Georgia State Senate Press Office

Several high school students who will be apprentices this fall stand with members of the companies they will work for and state officials. Front from left are, Chase Smelcer and Ethan Reese who will work for Gerresheimer, Walker Reese - Blickle, Jacob Wiglesworth - EGO North America, Carson Wheeler - Grenzebach, Evan Goembel - Yokogawa and Austin Gantt - Winpak.

Georgia State Senator Matt Brass held a signing for the fourth cohort of apprentices of the Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (GA CATT) at the Georgia State Capitol Wednesday. 

The program’s industry partners, Blickle, EGO North America, Gerresheimer, Grenzebach Corporation, Winpak and Yokogowa, are responsible for conducting learning modules for GA CATT students throughout the duration of the program.

Seven high school students signed agreements with companies at Wednesday’s event. 

The first cohort of apprentices recently graduated from high school and several have accepted jobs with the companies where they apprenticed.  

Representatives from the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. Inc., the Technical College System of Georgia, the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and other GA CATT partners were present for the signing ceremony.