Brunswick Job Corps Center held its final Center Industry Council Luncheon, on October 13, 2010 for the year, in the Center’s banquet room. The meeting was a huge success; some of our major industry partners were in attendance to include representatives from Southeast Georgia Health System, Police captains from the Brunswick Police Department, the coordinator from Coastal Medical Access Project, representative from the City of Brunswick Public Works/Engineering Department and Glynn County Head Start, all who support and participate in the student internship program. During the meeting portion of the luncheon, the center director and career technical training manager discussed the need for the trades to be evaluated by the organizations associated with the center. This effort will keep the training programs up-to-date on equipment and curriculum needs. It was reported that the center will soon implement a new patient care technician (PCT) program to be added to the allied health sector training programs. The new addition will enhance the students’ career pathways for more diversified employment opportunities.
Representatives from Southeast Georgia Health System and Coastal Medical Access Project acknowledged success stories of students who participate in the internship program. The students received raved reviews by their internship sites with much emphasis placed on professionalism, employability and in one case, employment.
The culinary students prepared a delicious meal, the students served cornish hen, steamed broccoli, wild rice and yeast rolls. The students also, served homemade desserts, which they prepared with a representative from General Mills Corporation, out of Jacksonville, Florida. The desserts included, peach cobbler, granola cream cheese pie and marble cheese cake.