Work-Based Learning Business Partner of the Year 2022 Southwest Region – Georgia Youth Apprenticeship

Ace Electric was selected as the 2022 Georgia Youth Apprenticeship Southwest Region Business Partner of the Year. A big thank you to Jason VanHus, Lowndes High School Work-Based Learning Coordinator, for nominating Ace. Jason is an integral part in the success of Ace Electric ‘s AMPED Summer Intern Program.

AMPED Intern Program

Our 2022 AMPED Intern Program kicked off last week with the high school interns participating in a four day Pro-Start Training Course. The week began with safety orientation taught by Joe Crow and continued with hands on training throughout the week. Instructors Mike Rowland and Joe Montgomery covered topics including hand and power tool safety and use, material identification, conduit pipe bending, wall rough in and much more. Glenda Berard and Shrikunj (Sean) Patel also joined the instructor team to cover blueprint reading and BIM. The fourth day of training was held at our Engineering & Fabrication Division where the students rotated through all the departments to be cross trained on multiple skills of the industry. Training concluded Thursday afternoon with students being presented with a certificate, a hardhat sticker and a bag of tools to signify their graduation from Pro-Start. The AMPED interns will work full-time throughout the summer and continue part-time work when school resumes with the opportunity to pursue their Journeyman’s License through dual enrollment at Wiregrass Technical College.

Amped intern program parent night

2022 Ace Amped Program Parent Night

The 2022 Ace Amped Program Parent Night was held on May 24th. The Workforce Development and HR Teams were in attendance to complete the onboarding process and answer any questions the parents may have had. Jason VanNus (LHS Work Based Learning Coordinator) also attended to explain the process of being in WBL when school resumes. Amped officially kicks off on June 6th with a weeklong Pro-Start training.