Geauga Growth Partnership Introduces the 2018 Class of High School Interns

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Geauga Growth Partnership is pleased to announce the students who were selected for summer internships, working for sponsoring companies as part of the GGP Youth Workforce Development Summer Internship Program. Now in its 7th year, GGP’s Internship Program was established as a tool to “Prepare Tomorrow’s Workforce Today,” by providing this real-world experience to learn not only skills required in varying trades, but more importantly the “soft skills” so critical to success in work and life.

All students who were placed in internships earned their summer positions after completing resumes and interviewing with at least four companies each. This year 25 students from 11 Geauga County Schools are placed  in internships with 17 different companies. In addition to their job responsibilities, students are required to complete two workshops that focus on soft skills training and other career readiness skills, and give a presentation about their experiences at an Internship Recognition event in August.

“These internship experiences are so much more than summer jobs for the students,” says Intern Program Coordinator Georgia Klemencic. “They will learn life skills that will affect them for the rest of their lives.” Geauga Growth Partnership would like to thank all the companies who are sponsoring students this year.

GGP is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization created in 2010, which works to retain and grow jobs, contribute to business growth and strengthen the local economy. Geauga Growth Partnership’s mission is to enhance the business climate, encourage job creation, to strengthen economic prosperity and to improve the quality of life for all Geauga County residents.

Geauga Growth Partnership would like to thank the following foundations for supporting GGP’s 2017-18 Youth Workforce Development programs: Fairmount Santrol Foundation; The Cleveland Foundation; The Catherine L. & Edward A. Lozick Foundation; First Energy Foundation, United Way of Geauga County Youth Fund Distribution Committee.

For more information visit Geauga Growth Partnership, or contact [email protected] or call 440-564-1060.

Listed are students, their school affiliation and 2018 sponsoring business:

Standing L to R: Aaron Miller, Cardinal, Mercury Plastics; Andrew (Drew) Williams, Chardon, ASM International; Michael Snyder, Hawken, Ronyak Paving Co.; Justin Wesen, West Geauga, Hexpol/Burton Rubber Processing; Ryan Tien, Kenston, Mercury Plastics; Drew Crandall, Berkshire/Auburn, Mercury Plastics; Josiah Cheung, Berkshire, Mercury Plastics; Carson McCandless, ISTEM, Mercury Plastics; Brendan White, Cardinal, Troy Chemical Industries.

Seated L to R: Tim Cermak, NDCL, ASM International; Agnes Prosser, Beaumont, Metzenbaum Sheltered Industries; Christiana (Tia) Speece, Kenston, Cibik’s Dairy Island; Antonia Mysyk, NDCL, Geauga County Court of Common Pleas; Sofia DiCillo, NDCL, Penco Industrial Supply Co.; Jacob Smetana, ISTEM, Rescue Village, Geauga Humane Society.

Not Pictured In Photo: Catherine Clawson, Kenston, NMS Certified Public Accountants; Evan Ditchman, Hawken, Kinetico; Henry (Will) Grendell, Kenston, Great Lakes Cheese; Luke Jourdain, Kenston, Company 119; Kaylee Klepper, Cardinal, Company 119; Samuel (Sam) Markel, Kenston, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling; Elise Markley, Kenston, United Way of Geauga County; Margaret (Maggie) Murray, Hawken, Geauga Growth Partnership; Ryan Sauder, Kenston, ASM International; Riley Schultz, Berkshire, University Hospitals Geauga Campus; Hanna Traggiai, Cardinal, Metzenbaum Sheltered Industries

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