Perdue Farms to Host Pre-Screening Event for Industrial Mechanic Apprenticeships at CGTC June 7th-8th

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Central Georgia Technical College’s Aerospace, Trade and Industry program recently completed an agreement with Perdue Farms to offer an industrial systems apprenticeship program, and now the search is on to fill these positions with qualified candidates in middle Georgia.

On June 7 and 8, 2018 Perdue Farms and CGTC will host two, pre-screening events for qualified candidates on the Macon and Warner Robins campuses, respectively. Perdue Farms representatives are seeking qualified individuals with prior mechanical capabilities. The apprenticeship is in line with the expansion of the Purdue Farms cook plant growth.

During the pre-screening event, Perdue Farms representatives will discuss with candidates about available job opportunities as industrial mechanics, and the requirements for apprenticeship. The full-time apprenticeship positions are performance based progressive wage positions that can start from $16 to $26 per hour based on skills, education and prior experience.

Additionally, the plant is also hoping to meet a high demand for less-skilled, entry-level, technical operator positions, and will meet with interested candidates at the pre-screening event.

While Perdue farms will give preference to currently enrolled and former CGTC Industrial Systems Technology and Engineering Technology students, any qualified persons are encouraged to register for the event. In addition to necessary training and experience, qualified candidates must be 18 years-old, have earned a high school diploma or GED®, and possess U.S. citizenship or a valid work visa.

Sessions are available for the scheduled pre-screening events on both days, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All sessions are by appointment only, no walk-ins.

Perdue Farms will conduct formal interviews for the apprenticeship position at a date to be determined later.

Those interested in attending the event must register with CGTC’s Career Services Office. Register for the event by visiting, www.centralgatech.edu/connect or by calling, Barbara Walden at 478-757-3431.