Many a high school student puts in hours of work to help make ends meet or save up for a vehicle, college or other expenses soon to come up in life. Usually that can range from stocking shelves to fry cook, but usually aren’t demanding or provide much in the way of professional training or experience to apply to other jobs in the future.
Yet there are some who are getting experience thanks to a partnership between The HON Company and the Polk County College and Career Academy that has been ongoing for the past decade.
The latest batch of HON Project Success graduates were honored on Wednesday night by the School District, where families of grads were joined by friends and staff from HON and the College and Career Academy for an Ice Cream Social.
Students in the program make a two-year commitment to train and work inside of The HON Company while also attending school. The company has taken on dozens of PSD graduates within the program over the past decades in the partnership with the College and Career Academy.