Allied Air Enterprises of Orangeburg, SC and Next Gen Magnet School for Honors, Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, a division of Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4, are pleased to announce a community partnership to grow the workforce pipeline in Orangeburg County and surrounding areas.
Allied Air Enterprises operates an advanced manufacturing facility in Orangeburg’s industrial park located on Millennium Drive, conveniently adjacent to I-26 and Hwy 301. The company has committed to provide internships for the 2017-2018 school year to graduating Senior students of the magnet school offering them hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment.
Students who participate will be paid for their work which is estimated to be between 10-15 hours per week in conjunction with the school’s early release program for students who have completed the appropriate number of credits to graduate. They will be paired with a mentor at Allied Air Enterprises and will learn concepts such as time management, safety in an industrial environment, industrial hygiene, problem solving and many other critical topics that will contribute to their success.
Next Gen Magnet School offers two paths for students: the collegiate prep path which prepares students for 2- and 4- year collegiate experiences and the direct-to-workforce path which prepares students for work immediately after high school graduation.
Students who demonstrate their value and fit for the company during their internships with Allied Air Enterprises could be offered a full-time job, with a benefits package and a waived 90-day probationary period, once they graduate. Students will be allowed a one week “vacation” period between the time they graduate and their first day of full time employment with the plant.
Next Gen Magnet School has also taken cues from Allied Air Enterprises team-building community garden and will be starting their own mini-enrichment garden on campus in the fall. The garden will teach students process management, team work, successes and failures.
For more information about the school, visit www.nextgenmagnet.org