Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex officials visit SGTC for trained workers
Three officials from the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC), Robins Air Force Base visited South Georgia Technical College recently to talk with college administrators and instructors about the Pathways Internships and Apprentice programs.
“We need to fill a large number of positions in the near future across the spectrum,” said one WR-ALC Training Administrator. “We have lots of needs and are seeking experienced candidates as well as individuals that are currently enrolled at qualifying educational institutions to take on positions as Interns for these specialized positions. These student interns must be enrolled for at least six hours per semester and be able to work a minimum of 16 hours per week.”
Starting pay for the internship positions are around $16 per hour with individuals eligible for a promotion and a raise after completing a portion of the internship. Students also may be eligible for full-time employment after graduation. Individuals can apply for Pathways Internships at the USAJobs@www.usajobs.gov website on-line.
The Pathways Internships and Apprentice programs allows South Georgia Technical College officials to submit student and alumni resumes directly to the WR-ALC for the Apprenticeship Program. “We are looking for more than just workers,” explained the Training Administrator, “We want qualified candidates that are well-rounded individuals with integrity. All jobs require background checks and now is a great time to get gainful employment and earn while you are learning. The apprenticeships are full-time employment positions with opportunity for advancement for those who display worthy ethics and skills. We have lots of needs right now.”
Cynthia Carter, Director of Career Services at South Georgia Technical College, SGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs David Kuipers, SGTC Vice President of Instructional Advancement Su Ann Bird, and 13 different program instructors met with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Professional Development and Training Office about the internship opportunities open to SGTC students and other students across the nation.
Instructors from the South Georgia Technical College Aviation Maintenance, Aircraft Structural Technology, Diesel Technology, Welding, Automotive Collision and Repair, Heavy Equipment Dealer’s Service Technology, Air Conditioning Technology, Precision Manufacturing Technology, Electronics, and Computer Information Systems and Networking Specialist Programs attended the meeting with the Complex’s officials.
“This is exciting for South Georgia Technical College and for our students,” said South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. “Robins Air Force base is interested in recruiting students for current positions. Our students have the opportunity to get paid, learn, and gain experience while they are earning a degree. That is at the heart of our mission of workforce education. We are pleased to be working with the Air Force Base on this Pathways Internships and Apprenticeship Programs.”
Under the Dire Hire Authority, South Georgia Technical College’s Director of Career Services Cynthia Carter can accept resumes from students with recommendations from their instructors. She will forward the resumes to the Robins Air Force Base human resources office and they will review the candidates along with applicants from the USA Jobs website to fill immediate needs.
Positions currently available include Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Propeller Mechanic, Aircraft Electrician, Aircraft Overhaul Helper/Trainer, Aircraft Engine Mechanic, Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, Plastic Fabricating, Painting, Sheet Metal Mechanic, Machining, Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic, Electronics Mechanic and more.
Individuals who would like to enroll at South Georgia Technical College in one of these program areas and be considered for an internship program are encouraged to apply now for Spring Semester. For more information visit the SGTC website at www.southgatech.edu or contact the admissions office at 229-931-2760 in Americus or 229-271-4053 in Cordele.