April 2023

Workforce Development Newsletter

Stephen Wallace, ASI Manufacturing Manager, spins the 'Wheel of Fortune' at Stephens County High School's Life Day where is frequently present for their CTAE events.

MFG Partner Spotlight

Stephen Wallace has been with ASI for the past 10 years. He believes in helping to build better employees.

"If we can build and develop our people, we will never have late orders," says Wallace. He has even started a leadership book club in addition to other value-add employee engagement, stating, "it's little things like that that help to better develop your organization."

During his time there he has been able to experience two plant moves, work with the Southeast headquarters, and have a hand in the company's record growth.

Georgia Mountains Works is proud to have Stephen and ASI represented as an active

MFG Sector Employer Partner.

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April kicked off some of WorkSource Georgia Mountain's Bootcamp series including welding, electromechanical, and HVAC.

Six graduating high school students applied and will participate in 4 weeks of training concluding with an HVAC Helper Certification which is applicable to further training in the future. Each week partner employers will facilitate OJL and North Georgia Tech will provide technical instruction. WorkSource Georgia Mountains through WIOA will pay wages and provide an education stipend. This opportunity was developed out of a White County High School hosted Georgia Mountains Works meeting that grew to involve Mountain Education Charter High School, employers, the Chamber, and now graduates to become employees.

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Stephens County High School CTAE Manufacturing program taught students how to record tool positions for a robot arm. This opportunity was provided by Georgia Power Company through the Georgia Foundation for Public Education grant. #SCHS #CTAE

White County High School hosted their first annual job fair, which turned out to be a huge success for both students and employers. Our partners are setting the next generation up for success. #WCHS #JobFair

Congrats on your Industry Certification Dawson County College & Career Academy! Certification means that their Engineering and Technology Program meets the highest standards set by the Education Profession. #DCCCA