From January 12 to 14, Walnut Grove and Loganville High School High Tech students participated in the Walnut Grove Manufacturing Institute. It was located at Walnut Grove High School. The Manufacturing Institute is a 3-day training where students earn 3 certifications in OSHA-10, Lean Six Sigma White Belt, and Hands-Only CPR training. HSHT trainer Vernon Atkinson provided the training and certifications for these students. All fifteen students that attended received all 3 certifications. An employer presentation was given by Leggett and Platt. The Human Resources Coordinator at Leggett and Platt discussed career opportunities available at their location, job expectations, and the application process. The presentation was very interactive with the students participating with relevant questions. All the students were very excited to receive their certifications for OSHA, CPR, and Lean Six Sigma.
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.