The Standard Journal

PCCCA students tour Gildan Yarns in Cedartown


Juniors and seniors from the Polk County College & Career Academy at both Rockmart and Cedartown campuses recently participat­ed in a local industry tour at Gildan Yarns in Cedartown to see the importance of manufactur­ing in Northwest Georgia.

Few students are aware of the many career opportunit­ies available to them locally such as higher paying entry level jobs, jobs in maintenanc­e and logistics, accounting and also administra­tive and management positions.

Students were shown beginning to end processes for yarn used in Gildan shirts and other clothing products, Gold Toe socks and Under Armour products.

Students also toured Georgia Northweste­rn Technical College’s Rome Campus where they had the opportunit­y to see in person and inquire about the many technical programs offered only a short drive from Cedartown at low to no cost to those who qualify for the HOPE & HOPE Career Grant. Some classrooms and labs visited were Healthcare, Precision Machining, Electrical Technology, Automotive and Welding.

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