HSHT Newton County Manufacturing Institute, October 20 - October 22, 2022
Newton County High School High Tech students participated in a Manufacturing Institute that was located at the Newton College and Career Academy. The Manufacturing Institute is a 3-day training where students earn 3 certifications in OSHA-10, Lean Six Sigma White Belt, and Hands-Only CPR training. This Manufacturing Institute was partnered with the Walton EMC. HSHT trainer Vernon Atkinson provided the training and certification for these students. The students were from Alcovy, Eastside, Newton County High Schools and Newton College and Career Academy. Twenty-six students participated in the training and 23 of them received all 3 certifications. The other 3 students were present to complete one of the certifications. An employer presentation was given by Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop. This is a 40-foot rig that showcases numerous technical professions through gamified simulators. This simulation allows students to see what it’s like to assemble a PVC pipe, bind metal through a virtual welding experience, and test hand-eye coordination. All students were very excited to complete and receive their certifications for finishing the Manufacturing Institute.
The Georgia High School High Tech Program is a comprehensive community-based program providing youth with disabilities a link to academic and career-development experiences that enable them to successfully meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.