Montgomery school counselors to tour area manufacturing facilities
Published: Monday, February 28, 2011, 12:03 PM Updated: Monday, February 28, 2011, 12:04 PM
By Ben Flanagan, al.com
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Montgomery Public Schools counselors will take a look inside the River Region's top manufacturing facilities Wednesday to help better understand how to prepare students applying for MPS's Academy programs.
About 20 counselors will tour the Montgomery Steris Corporation Plant at 11 a.m. before moving on to the Rheem Manufacturing Company at approximately 1 p.m., where they will meet with managers to discuss skill sets needed for various jobs.
Through these programs, MPS wants to create a partnership with various businesses to match the real world needs of area manufacturers and businesses. The meetings are meant to help ensure students receive the training they need to move from high school to work or to additional training for jobs requiring higher skills.