During the month of May, students from East Paulding HS, Hiram HS, Paulding HS and South Paulding HS toured the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Donald Apperson conducted the tours and provided information on the various jobs available with the department. They have both government and civilian positions available. He provided examples of starting pay, benefits, the Cadet program and internship programs available to students while they are in high school. Various members for several of he departments presented information regarding their particular jobs (jailer, patrolman, CSI, nurse, K-9, administrative, detectives, juvenile detectives and many others). The CSI department allowed students to practice identifying their fingerprints on paper with various methods used. The K-9 department provided a demonstration of what their Deputy Dogs were capable of doing. A general tour of the facility was provided.
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.