Internship Exposes Students to Manufacturing

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CRC Interns Jonathan Yoder (left) and Michael Roberts (right).

Landing a job in the current economic landscape is not easy. Studies are now showing that an internship may be the best way to secure full-time employment. A recent survey conducted by talked with students, graduates and more than 300 human resources and recruitment professionals which found 69% of companies with 100 or more employees offered full-time jobs to their interns in 2012.

Along with bolstering a resume, students also get an opportunity to try out a potential career before they commit to it. They gain many skills and find out what it takes to be successful regardless of their future employment path. Interactions with management and other workers provide a base level of understanding the inner workings of a company and give the employers a good idea of how the intern would fit should they extend a full-time opportunity.

Two students from Simon Youth Rose Tree Media Academy at Granite Run Mall in Media, Pennsylvania, Michael Roberts (seen on the right of the picture) and Jonathan Yoder (on left), are interning at Container Research Corporation. Based in Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania, the company designs and manufactures containers for helicopter blades, satellites and other commercial and government projects. CRC partnered with the Academy to give students practical experience, learn manufacturing career skills and study business applications in a hands-on manner.

Each intern accepted into the program specializes in one of 10 manufacturing or education areas throughout the manufacturing facility. The internship areas are comprised of Accounting, Business Operations, Plant management, Welding, Engineering, Machine work, Contracts/Sales, Paint, Assembly and testing, Technology and Quality Management Systems.

The CRC-SYA partnership exists to help high school students make a more informed decision about their future and promote a possible career path. The program seeks to inspire the participants to complete high school, be more self-confident about life, and be better prepared to make important academic and career decisions. This opportunity was extended to Michael and Jonathan who are currently working hard and enjoying the experience. SYF will be following their progress and get their thoughts on the internship upon their completion.

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