Surry-Yadkin Works kickoff is Tuesday

College students taking part within the Surry-Yadkin Works program embrace, from left, prime row, Katie Kellam of Elkin Excessive Faculty, Mount Ethereal Excessive Faculty’s Jenny Cortes, Natalie Evans, and Raydan Hawks; second row, Mount Ethereal’s Carlos Salmeron; East Surry Excessive Faculty college students Ripley Cottrell, Hailey Flynn, Victor Corridor; third row, Cassidy Hewitt, Chloe Hunter, Tynlee Jones, Julie Marshall, and, backside row, Brianna Whitaker.

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DOBSON — Surry-Yadkin Works, the primary community-based internship program of its type in North Carolina overlaying a two-county area, is internet hosting a digital kickoff on Tuesday, March 9, at 11 a.m. for anybody who wish to be taught extra about this enterprise and schooling initiative.

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Crystal Folger-Hawks, Surry-Yadkin Works program director, will give an outline of this system adopted by pupil displays from Katie Kellam, Elkin Excessive Faculty, Licensed Nursing Assistant at North Regional Hospital; Trevor Moxley, Starmount Excessive Faculty, upkeep intern at Unifi; Chloe Hunter, East Surry Excessive Faculty, e-Commerce intern at Leonard USA; and Carlos Salmeron, Mount Ethereal Excessive Faculty, development intern at Smith-Rowe LLC.

Enterprise companions will share their expertise with Surry-Yadkin Works together with Smith “Smitty” Williams, HR supervisor at Unifi and Chris Lumsden, president and chief government officer at Northern Regional Hospital. Cecilia Holden, president and CEO of myFutureNC, a statewide nonprofit group targeted on academic attainment, will even be a featured speaker.

Surry-Yadkin Works has hit the bottom operating with 50 college students being positioned in internships for the spring 2021 semester. This system is the collaborative effort of 4 public college programs in Surry and Yadkin counties together with Elkin Metropolis Faculties, Mount Ethereal Metropolis Faculties, Surry County Faculties, and Yadkin County Faculties, in addition to Surry Group School, to create a singular strategy to a regional internship program.

The funding is also a joint effort with commitments from the Surry County commissioners and the Yadkin County commissioners. An nameless contributor donated $100,000 prompted by a presentation about this system at an academic summit. Surry-Yadkin Works formally started on Jan. 1.

The primary youth apprentice program for registered nurses in North Carolina began with 13 Surry-Yadkin Works interns who started working as workers of Northern Regional Hospital in January. Twelve of the scholars had been employed as licensed nursing assistants, and one is employed as a affected person care technician.

The scholars are: Laney Cave, Carrie McKeaver, and Ashley Sewell of Surry Central Excessive Faculty; Jenny Cortes and Natalie Evans of Mount Ethereal Excessive Faculty; Tynlee Jones and Julie Marshall of East Surry Excessive Faculty; Katie Kellam of Elkin Excessive Faculty; Eryn O’Neal and Annsley Puckett of North Surry Excessive Faculty; Emily Santiago Orellana of Surry Early School Excessive Faculty; Anna Serrano of Starmount Excessive Faculty; and Reagan Wooten of Forbush Excessive Faculty.

This chance is part of the U.S. Division of Labor’s Apprenticeship program and the state’s ApprenticeshipNC program via the N.C. Group School System Workplace that mixes a paid work-based studying expertise with classroom lecturers resulting in a nationwide certification. These college students have the chance to earn free tuition for the Affiliate Diploma Nursing program via Surry Group School that enables college students to develop into registered nurses.

A further 37 Surry-Yadkin Works interns are working in companies and organizations all through Surry and Yadkin counties. These college students together with their excessive colleges, workplaces, and job titles are as follows:

Mount Ethereal Excessive Faculty: Raydan Hawks, Chatham Nursing & Rehabilitation, licensed nursing assistant (CNA) intern and Carlos Salmeron, Smith-Rowe LLC, yard crew member.

North Surry Excessive Faculty: Luke Wagoner, Cedar Ridge Elementary, custodial intern; Chris Parker, Vega Development Firm, venture administration intern; Emma Crouse and Emily Johnson, Chatham Nursing & Rehabilitation, CNA interns; Weatherly Reeves, Interlam Design, social media advertising and marketing intern; Megan Angel and Cainan Dollyhigh, Johnson Granite AutoCAD operators; Caleb Doss, Johnson Granite, fabricator intern; Mackenzie Yoder, Leonard USA, set up intern; and Leah Cain and Azeneth Espinosa, Surry County Faculties, CNA interns.

East Surry Excessive Faculty: Ripley Cottrell, Shoals Elementary Faculty, custodial intern; Chloe Hunter and Brianna Whitaker, Leonard USA, e-commerce interns; Hailey Flynn and Cassidy Hewitt, Surry County Faculties, CNA interns; and Victor Corridor, Dobson Elementary, custodian intern.

Surry Central Excessive Faculty: Morgan Dawson, Chatham Nursing & Rehabilitation, CNA intern; Peggy Prevette, Shepherd’s Home, schooling program intern; Carter Jones, Surry Communications, Provide & Storage intern; and Tiffany Payne, Surry County Faculties, CNA intern;

Surry Early School Excessive Faculty: Anahi Nunez, Altec, workplace intern; Estefania Camacho, Chatham Nursing & Rehabilitation, CNA intern; Matthew Gillespie, Interlam Design, CNC programmer; Leslie Nguygen, REF Properties, accounting/workplace assistant; Jesus Nava, Tampco, machine intern; and Leshawn Phillips, Workforce Limitless, IT intern.

As well as, different college students from Forbush and Starmount excessive colleges and Yadkin Early School Excessive Faculty are taking part.

The scholars started their internships on Jan. 11, and they’re going to work via Might 14. They’ll obtain highschool or school credit score for his or her employment together with a stipend every month for journey bills.

For extra details about this system or the digital kickoff occasion, contact Crystal Folger-Hawks at 336-401-7820 or [email protected] or go to can Observe Surry-Yadkin Works on Fb and Instagram @surryyadkinworks and on Twitter @SurYadWorks.

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