Supporting students in manufacturing industry

By Anna Norris

Jenelle Milk gives a presentation on her apprenticeship

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    (from left to right) Teal Gaylord, coordinator of the Youth Apprenticeship Program at Raymond; Jenelle Milk, apprenticeship graduate & Greene High School student; Alex Csigi, apprenticeship graduate and Greene High School student; Andrew Norton, former apprentice and current Raymond employee

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May 29, 2014 Updated May 29, 2014 at 11:56 AM EDT

Greene, NY (WBNG Binghamton) High school seniors were recognized for two years of dedication with the Youth Apprenticeship Program at The Raymond Corporation in Greene.

The apprenticeship program gives students a firsthand look at careers in the manufacturing industry and encourages the students in their career pursuits.

At the event on Tuesday, student apprentices were able to share the skills they have acquired as a result of the program.

“Students participating in the Youth Apprentice Program learn to connect with others and drive desired outcomes in ways their peers miss,” says Teal Gaylord, coordinator of the Youth Apprenticeship Program at Raymond. “The students graduating from this program truly have a competitive edge that I hope they will carry with them as they create their futures.”

The program is coordinated through BOCES and since 1991, two to three students per year have been accepted from the Greene School District.

Raymond has hired past participants as full-time employees at its headquarters. The most recent hire was Andrew Norton in April, hired as a business development representative.

For more information on the Youth Apprenticeship Program, contact BOCES by calling 607-763-3254. For more information on Raymond,
visit the wesbtie or call 800-235-7200.