On Feb 9th, 10th and 11th, students from 15 counties participated in a virtual employer presentation provided by Proctor and Gamble.
There were five speakers who shared their company history and experiences working with Proctor and Gamble over many years, with Elizabeth Tolman leading the P & G Team, including Heidi Tennison from Human Resources (HR). Proctor and Gamble, Albany is the 2nd largest paper making site in the company which has over 170 sites nationwide. Their focus is to manufacture Bounty and Charmin paper products, and their motto is: To touch and improve lives. The HR manager shared their hiring process, and what to expect, as well as starting salaries, and what she looks for in a new hire. She shared that being team oriented, with a get up and go attitude, is key for success at P & G. She also shared that Albany Tech has a feeder Industrial Operations Program that P & G uses to recruit new hires. Mrs. Tolman shared that their cores values are: Trust, Communication, Teamwork, Passion for Winning, and Active Listening and why all these values are important for them to deliver awesome results together. We took a video tour of the four largest sections of the company to see how they make their products, from pulp to the finished boxed products, while meeting other company employees along the tour. Students were extremely engaged asking questions from “Why do you like working for P&G” to questions about industry recognized certifications. One P&G leader shared that he likes P&G because of the company diversity, opportunities to grow, and that they get free products. The HR manager was so impressed with HSHT students that she offered students the opportunity to call her directly for advice on starting a career at P&G upon graduation.
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.