Article Originally Written by Augusta CEO Staff Report, Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published May 27, 2021
The Augusta Metro Chamber, in partnership with the Richmond County School System, will place 60 high school juniors and seniors into 8-week paid internships beginning June 7th for the 2021 Students2Work program. Students will be placed with 20 employers in the region with many being placed with companies in their field of interest. Participating businesses will be investing over $130,000 in payroll dollars to students, who for many represents their first job.
The Chamber’s Business Education Advisory Council Subcommittee for Workplace Learning manages the Students2Work program to ensure students are prepared for their internship and employers are ready to accept students into their businesses. Leading up to the placement of internships, students submit applications, participate with their parents on the requirements of the program and receive a panel interview by members of the council.