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Press Release: ATC Academy “Signing Day”

Press Release: May 1 “Signing Day” 

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May 1, 2018

36 New Horizons Career and Technical Education High School Seniors, enrolled in the automotive, construction and manufacturing programs, announce their 1st Job Picks at the May 1 “Signing Day” at the NHREC Butler Farm Campus.

9 Local Employers begin to load their long-term Talent Acquisition and Retention Pipelines with amazing young people from the New Horizons Advance Technical Careers (ATC) Academy to help meet their business goals for the long run.  “These incredible Employers agreed to join the ATC “The Good Life Solution – Transition to Employment program in the fall of 2017 on the principle that they owned the hiring decision.  With their desire to recruit and hire the best young talent they could find, these companies now believe the Advanced Technical Careers Academy (Automotive, Construction and Manufacturing) is one of their best sources for Talent”, says Joe Johnson the NHREC Executive Director.

According to Joe Barto, President of TMG, the Good Life Solution Program Manager, “My company has been working with employers across the country to improve their Team’s Business Performance.  The most successful companies are those who do not fall victim to the ‘you just cannot find good people these days’ but recognize they have to do something different to attract and retain the right talent.  The employers who accept they “own” this critical challenge are winning and winning BIG. This is not the end but the beginning for these employers who know it is not how many they hire but how many they keep as engaged productive employees for many years to come.”

“We want talent for life at Newport News Shipbuilding and the New Horizons program is a great way to help us meet this goal.” said Matt Needy, VP of Operations at Newport News Shipbuilding. “These new shipbuilders will contribute to our amazing mission of building great Navy ships while becoming productive members of our community.”

The NHREC Business Council for the Advanced Technical Careers (ATC) Academy (Automotive, Construction and Manufacturing) invites you to the first annual “SIGNING DAY”.  ATC “The Good Life Solution” is a Business Driven Academy with a focus on Employer Talent Acquisition and Retention.

We are pleased to announce that 36 NHREC CTE high school seniors in these training programs have been made at least one employment offer.  On May 1, students along with their parents will announce their decision of employment.  It is NHREC’s and the ATC Business Council belief that this initial career announcement and signing is as important, if not more so, than any sports scholarship signing in terms of life long impact to the individual and the Peninsula workforce.

NHREC and the ATC Business Council is about changing the image and stereotype of a career in the technical trades.  Many of our Completers will go onto post-secondary training in their trade prior to entering the workforce; however, on this day employers will hire those young adults ready to transition into employment with skills and desire to work.