Geauga Growth Announces 2016 Class Of Interns Awarded Opportunities For The Summer

GGP is pleased to announce the 2016 high school interns who have been placed in summer positions with Geauga County sponsoring employers. This spring, 26 Geauga County businesses offered summer internship opportunities to High School students for the summer. Forty one (41) students applied and interviewed, and 24 positions were filled with 19 companies.

“These will not just be summer jobs for the students,” says Intern Program Coordinator Georgia Klemencic. “This internship program and the intern positions are designed to be a training experience within a real-world job.”

All students who were placed in internships earned their summer positions after completing resumes and interviewing with at least four companies each. Each sponsoring employer has set up a training plan for their interns, designed to give students an overview of the business while they complete work assignments.

To amplify their learning, students attended an orientation on Tuesday, May 24th, where they were introduced to the program and learned workplace etiquette from guest speakers Steve Peter and Lori Gorrell. Students will also complete two career readiness workshops that focus on teaching life skills that will carry them long into their careers.

Interns will be employed through the summer, and gain valuable work experience. The purpose of Geauga Growth Partnership’s Internship program is to “Build 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.

2016 students are Michelle Sohm, Olivia Tiber and Kody West from Berkshire HS; Aidan White and Cole Zemelka from Cardinal; Maggie Bartolovich, Brice Karl, Charles Skerbec and Allison Whitney from Chardon HS; Annalise Hoover of Gilmour Academy, Home-schooled students Abigail Brandewiede (also attending Auburn Career Center) and Anna Montazzoli (also attending Kenston HS); also from Kenston, Carlton Allen, Luke Ballard, Tyler Cooper, Kathleen Grendell, Travis Krebs and Hunter Neal; from NDCL John Cermak, Christopher Jerme and Brendan Leininger; Anne Kinkopf from Newbury HS; Christine Praprost and Will Snyder from West Geauga HS. Thank you to the 2016 sponsoring employers: Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, ASM International, Biosolutions, Company 119, Dillen Products, Flambeau Incorporated, Geauga County Court – Judge Forrest Burton, Geauga County Park District, Geauga Growth Partnership, Great Lakes Cheese, Hexpol Compounding/Burton Rubber, Kinetico Incorporated, United Way Services of Geauga, Metzenbaum Sheltered Industries, NMS CPAS, Ronyak Paving, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling, Troy Chemical Industries, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.

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

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