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South Forsyth High Partners with Siemens, State For Pilot Project

The pilot project aims to train students on the key skills required to secure manufacturing jobs after high school.

Photo: Siemens
Photo: Siemens

The Global Workforce Initiative, a Georgia Department of Education program has partnered with Siemens Industry Sector in the United States and Forsyth County Schools to implement a pilot project at South Forsyth High School that trains students on the key skills required to secure manufacturing jobs after high school, according to the press release.

Other 2013 milestones include:

  • Launching an initiative to work with chambers of commerce throughout the state to help businesses form strategic partnerships with local schools;
  • Partnering with Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network to promote training in world language and global competencies to students in afterschool settings;
  • Conducting presentations and panel discussions with business leaders, educational administrators and teachers on how to enhance engagement among the business and education communities in Georgia; and
  • Meeting with Delegates from France and Germany regarding the expansion of their partnerships with Georgia schools to include Global Workforce Initiative projects like the Siemens pilot.
Siemens is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure and cities sectors, according to its website.

“GWI enables Georgia-based businesses like Siemens to strengthen relationships with their local schools, develop more qualified workers and reduce recruiting and training costs,” Denis Brosnan, managing director of The Global Workforce Initiative, said in the release.  

Siemens has three Forsyth County facilities in Alpharetta, according to its website.

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