Putnam County HSHT students took a tour of Reynolds Lake Oconee. They were greeted by Human Resources representative Jessica Bellout who facilitated the visit. An overview of the National Golf Course was provided by Golf Pro Ryan Frish who discussed the importance of teamwork and customer service and how these elements related to his staff in their everyday work. Students were given an opportunity to view these services in the gift shop. They met with the Food and Beverage Manager and Executive Chef, Ryan Jay, who provided an overview of the restaurant and kitchen. Students explored opportunities in the culinary portion of the facility. Director of Marinas, Brian Baker, met with the students and discussed staff longevity of employment. He discussed how seasonal and part time employees have moved into full time employment with Reynolds. The tour ended with a visit to the Lake Club Recreation Facility where students met with Victoria Everhart who discussed the importance of teamwork and cooperation.
At the completion of the tour, Mrs. Bellout discussed employment opportunities that are available for current high school students. She provided the information on how to apply and invited the students to attend their upcoming job fair.
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.