(Gadsden, AL) Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Gadsden, Alabama participated in a two-day Workforce Academy event sponsored by East AlabamaWorks, Alabama Power, and Gadsden State Community College. Twenty high school junior and senior B&G Club members spent the day on Tuesday, November 6th visiting local industries and touring the technical education programs at Gadsden State.

The students were split into two groups. One group had a health care careers element. That group spent the morning touring Gadsden Regional Medical Center and learning about healthcare careers before touring the healthcare education offerings at the Gadsden State Wallace Drive campus. They also visited the Koller-Craft manufacturing plant where they got a plant tour and learned a bit about plastic injection molding for the automotive industry.

The second group of students visited Keystone Foods, where they learned about food production and warehousing, toured the Gadsden State technical education programs, and wrapped up the day with a visit and tour of Inteva Products, a plant that makes a variety of parts for the automotive industry.

The event included a second day follow-up with guest speakers talking to the students about career choices, employability skills, and financial aid options for continuing their educations beyond high school.