New program will help Albany Tech students earn money during career training

New program will help Albany Tech students earn money during career training
This program will benefit ATC students as local industries will investment in their training. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany Technical College (ATC) students will have the opportunity to earn money while training for their careers at the same time.

Albany Tech signed a contract with the electrical, mechanical, and core facilities services, or EMCOR.

They will be joining together to create a job-readiness program.

This program will benefit ATC students as local industries will invest in their training.

It will be for an air conditioning/HVAC student, one mechatronics student, and a project planner.

Students will gain experience by working at an EMCOR plant.

Three students will go through one year of the program beginning in the spring semester. It will run from January to December.

Lisa Harrell, dean of academic affairs, explained how much students will be making during the program.

Dean of Academic Affairs, Lisa Harrell told me students will gain experience by working at an EMCOR plant
Dean of Academic Affairs, Lisa Harrell told me students will gain experience by working at an EMCOR plant (Source: WALB)

“They will be employed working up to twenty hours a week at $15 an hour, during the duration that they finish their diploma or degree, which hopefully, they will finish in one to two years. Once the apprenticeship is complete, they will possibly have the opportunity for full-time employment with EMCOR facilities,” said Harrell.

In order for students to qualify, they must have a 3.0 grade point average and finished a full semester.

They are currently interviewing three students for the program.

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