Joe Johnson; Executive Director, NHREC and Joe Barto, TMG Program Manager Lead “The Good Life Solution” ATCA Employment Program Kick Off Meeting


“The Good Life Solution” – CTE Training to Employment

On October 20, 2017 the NHREC Advanced Technical Careers Academy (ATCA) (Automotive, Construction and Manufacturing) conducted the “The Good Life Solution” employment program kick-off event facilitated by Training Modernization Group (TMG).

The 2017-2018 ATCA Employment Program represents a revolutionary approach that focuses on employers hiring and retention needs. Thirteen local employers agreed to be a part of the ATCA’s first year employment program working with 68 pre-screened seniors currently enrolled in the ATCA training programs who desire to enter the Workforce upon graduation.

Employers will speak to the ATCA students about their company, career opportunities, and employment wages and benefits in November; engage with interested students during the school year; interview in March and proceed to hire qualified students upon graduation.

The goal is to have a minimum of 20 students walking across the stage receiving their NHREC Completer Certificate and handed their employment letter at the same time.  “Our graduates must be a part of our local employer’s talent acquisition and retention pipelines.  They need to be work ready employees that can improve the business’s performance.” says Joe Johnson, “the Good Life Solution is about a BIG Win for our Employers and a huge Win for our ATCA graduates who can have a good paying job with benefits so they can start the Good Life.”

The following employers have agreed to participate in SY 2017-2018.
-Suttle Motors
-Coxton’s Collision Repair
-Pomoco Auto Group
-Wynne Ford/Volvo
-Comfort Systems of Virginia, Inc.
-Middle Peninsula Contracting
-Warwick Mechanical
-Walsh Electric
– Newport News Shipbuilding
-Continental Automotive Systems
-Fairlead Integrated
-Canon, VA

Breaking ground on a program of this scope is a significant step towards achieving our mission of energizing the Peninsula’s automotive, construction, manufacturing economy by providing you the employers access to candidates during their Senior Year in High School.  1 Employer, 1 Job, 1 ATC Academy Graduate at a time!