High School High Tech students from Jenkins and Screven County High Schools participated in industries tours at Briggs and Stratton and Cardinal Glass in Statesboro, Georgia. Students met with members of the Human Resources department who provided an overview of each facility. Employment opportunities were discussed, and position summaries outlined, including positions available for seniors while in high school. HR staff shared pay levels for each position as well as benefits offered. A safety briefing was included prior to the actual tour. During the tour students observed employees performing day-to-day operations and were able to ask questions to gain a better understanding of the manufacturing process and the products produced at each site.
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.