P&G Selects 4C Academy IOT Students for Internship
February 5, 2019— Albany, GA—The Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy (4C Academy) together with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Albany Technical College (ATC) are pleased to announce the names of Industrial Operations Technician (IOT) program students selected for P&G’s IOT internship initiative.
The IOT program is a product of the business needs of Albany area manufacturers. P&G and other local employers partnered with ATC to develop a curriculum that prepares students for entry-level positions in and around Albany. The 4C Academy recruited high school juniors to the program where they take ATC dual enrollment classes including Management, Employablility, Industrial Operations and Industrial Mechanics. As part of the IOT program, students also attain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. Students enrolled in the program are given the opportunity to apply to P&G’s IOT internship program, which is a first of its kind partnership between P&G and public education.
4C Academy CEO, Chris Hatcher explains, “We are excited to provide this opportunity to high school students who have completed the majority of their high school requirements and are looking to develop a marketable skill. They attend the 4C Academy each morning where they learn employability skills in addition to course work specific to P&G and other manufacturer’s needs.”
Students selected for the spring internship attended a welcoming ceremony at the 4C Academy last Thursday. The interns selected were Mikiera Banks, Monica Roberts, Aniya Sumlin, Amari Sumlin, and Isaiah Willams all from Dougherty Comprehensive High School, and Edwin Laster from Monroe Comprehensive High School. The internship will begin mid-March for a 6-week period. Students who successfully complete the IOT program and P&G internship will be given priority in P&G’s hiring process.
According to P&G’s Plant Manager, Werhner Washington, “We are absolutely thrilled to see us launch this program because this gives these students a real manufacturing work experience that will help them understand if they want to choose manufacturing as a career choice. They get to see the real work we do at P&G; operating equipment, maintaining equipment. We get a chance to observe them in a real world situation, which gives us information to let us know if these are people we would like to hire for full time positions.”
Regarding the program, 4C Academy CEO, Chris Hatcher, says, “This is an incredible opportunity for our students and we are grateful to Procter & Gamble for their leadership and their investment in this program. An internship like this - a chance to gain experience with one of the world’s largest companies - is an opportunity of of a lifetime and we are so proud of these students and excited for their futures.”
About 4C Academy:
The mission of the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy is to produce college and career ready graduates with relevant skills and education and exceptional work ethic who can compete and succeed in the real world. Our partners include local business and industry, the Dougherty County School System, Albany Technical College, Albany State University, the Albany/Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we have partnered with the Calhoun, Terrell and Baker County School Systems.