Raymond Supports Future of Manufacturing with Youth Apprenticeship Program
The Raymond Corporation recently recognized high school seniors who have spent nearly two years contributing to Raymond through its Youth Apprenticeship Program at its headquarters in Greene, New York. The apprenticeship program at Raymond allows students to experience careers available in the manufacturing industry.
“The Youth Apprenticeship Program has a profound impact on students by engaging them in opportunities that develop their leadership skills — helping to mold them into professional young adults,” says Teal Gaylord, coordinator of the Youth Apprenticeship Program at Raymond. “I encourage more companies to become involved in the Youth Apprenticeship Program with BOCES and take an active role in the professional development of our local students.”Following each apprenticeship term, Raymond holds an annual apprenticeship senior night, where student apprentices share the skills they have acquired as a result of the program. Students typically highlight increased knowledge related to areas such as workflow process, quality improvement and material handling.
The Youth Apprenticeship Program, coordinated through BOCES, is part of Raymond’s commitment to improve the future of manufacturing. It allows junior and senior high school students to explore multiple career options in the material handling industry. The program provides a firsthand look at the intricacies of manufacturing and encourages students in their career pursuits.
Attesting to the overall success of this program, Raymond has hired many past participants as full-time employees at its headquarters.
For more information on the Youth Apprenticeship Program, contact BOCES by calling 607-763-3254. For more information on Raymond, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.
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