Students in the HSHT program at Whitfield County Schools took a tour of McKee Foods in Collegedale, TN on December 5, 2022. McKee Foods is known worldwide as Little Debbie. Unfortunately, no pictures can be made of the baking or packing facilities. However, the students got a tour of the machine shop, administrative building, and the packing plant. During the visit, the Christmas tree Little Debbie snacks were being packed in their wrappers and in their boxes to be shipped all over the world.
The students enjoyed a pizza lunch including chips and Little Debbie’s for dessert. During the lunch, students were given a presentation by both the transportation and personnel department. Students were given information on career opportunities and instructions on applying for jobs with McKee Foods.
The tour was enjoyable by everyone including the adults. After the tour, McKee foods gave everyone boxes of Honey Buns to enjoy at home.
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.