Murray Plastics is one of the first recipients, along with Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network, of cost-reimbursement for the Apprentiship 101 program through the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority.
The Appalachian Regional Commission committed $300,000 toward the pilot program to the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority to provide up to $15,000 of cost reimbursement to companies that sponsor a 2-year apprentice through one of the five programs at Lanier Technical College: Industrial Maintenance/Mechatronics, General Machining, CNC Machining, Welder/Fabricator and Quality Technician.
The funds can support up to 20 apprenticeships at Hall County companies. As the pilot has shown success, companies in the Worksource Georgia Mountains 13-county region may also receive $15,000 of cost reimbursement for the 2-year #APP101 program offered at both Lanier Technical College and North Georgia Technical College.
Cristy Norris, APP101 Industrial Maintenance Apprentice; Bill Hall, CEO; and Danielle Perkins,COO, of Murray Plastics. Shelley Davis, Partner, WorkforceStrategies Group. Tim Evans, VP Economic Development, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
John Groves,Operations Manager, GPLN; Philip Wilheit, Chairman, Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority; Dr. Louise Dufour-Zavala, Executive Director, GPLN; Greg Vitek, Partner, Workforce Strategies Group; Tim Evans, VP, Economic Development, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce