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December 11, 2017

Metro Atlanta Chamber Hosts Panel on Student Work-Based Learning, School Turnaround Chief

Dr. Eric Thomas is the new Turnaround Chief for Georgia's Public Schools. Hired in November, Dr. Thomas explained his philosophy of student-support and community work that will guide his impact on the state's lower performing schools. 

After Dr. Thomas, the Educated Workforce Council heard from a panel of experts on student work-based learning opportunities such as internships, apprenticeships, summer work, and more. The panel included:

Terri Bonoff - Director of Education &Workforce Partnerships at the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics & Computing (CEISMC)

Lauren Baksh - Talent Pipeline Manager at Graphic Packaging Inc

Chuck Little - HR Director for the Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association

Walt Carter - CIO & CMO for Primary Capital Mortgage, LLC

Jenny Houlroyd - Industrial Hygienist in the Electronic Systems Laboratory & Human Systems Integration Division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute

The panel took questions from the audience regarding student experiences, workplace culture and adjustments as well as liability.