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SDOC Accepting Applications for the NOW Program

posted Jan 26, 2017, 7:44 AM by Deborah Wickliffe   [ updated Jan 26, 2017, 8:12 AM ]
NOW program participants visiting Just Aircraft
The Hamilton Career Center and SDOC partnered with local businesses this year to provide an innovative work experience program to students in the district’s new NOW program. (Nurturing Our Workforce)  The program just finished its first year and is excited to open the program to rising juniors for 2017-2018.

NOW participants attend industry tours that provide hands-on experiences in a real work setting, and are often offered paid internships, co-ops and apprenticeships. These students meet every month with industry leaders in small groups and will receive preferential consideration for long-term employment after high school or post-secondary training/education.

To be eligible to participate in the program, students must attend Hamilton Career Center in one of the manufacturing related programs (Welding, Building Construction, PLTW Engineering, Mechatronics, Machine Technology, Automotive Technology or Mechanical/Architectural Design). Applicants must also be in good academic, attendance and discipline standing with the district.

To join this elite group, rising juniors should work with counselors at registration to select Hamilton Career Center courses and the NOW Program. For more information, ask a guidance counselor or call 864-886-4425.