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First "NOW" Cohort Experiences Success

posted Oct 10, 2017, 11:28 AM by The School District of Oconee County, SC

The NOW program, under the leadership of Chad Lusk, Director of Hamilton Career Center, started in the fall of 2016 with thirty students from the three area high schools.  Over the course of the year, students wrote resumes, participated in mock interviews, interacted with business leadership, and made visits to industries in Oconee County.

In addition to industry visits, several businesses in Oconee County hosted students in summer internships.  Congratulations to these students who participated in the internship program:  Lake Alexander (WOHS), Adam Moore (WHS) and Olivia Grant (WHS) at Sandvik; Ryan Butts (WOHS) at Feltman Bros.; Sam Harbin (WOHS) and Jesse Murphy (WHS) at ITT/Compact Automation; Colin Keylon (WHS) at Koyo Bearings; Logan Richardson (SHS) at Brown CNC;  Jordan Lee (WOHS) at the School District of Oconee County; and Alex Galvez (WHS) at Dynamic Fluid Components.

Hamilton Career Center and the School District of Oconee County are excited about a new year with the NOW Team.  Seniors will participate in co-op experiences around the county and will visit various industries.  New NOW Team members will be chosen from the students currently enrolled in a program at Hamilton Career Center.

Students interested in taking courses at Hamilton Career Center or in joining the NOW Team can call (864) 886-4425 and ask for:  Chad Lusk, Director of Hamilton Career Center; Greg Bearden, Guidance Counselor; or Amanda Donald, Career Specialist.

The NOW Team would like to offer a big thank you to these manufacturers for allowing them to tour industry facilities:  BASF Catalysts FFC., BorgWarner, Inc., ITECH South, ITT/Compact Automation, Just Aircraft, Koyo Bearings and Itron, Inc., and Sandvik.