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Students Apply Learning to Future Careers
County wide, there are 450 students in Internship Forsyth. Approximately half of them go into a col- lege major related to the field in which they did their internship. However, what is just as important is that the program also gives students the chance to rule out career pathways.
“By the end of the internship, they either love that path or want to change careers,” Internship Forsyth’s Moore said. “That’s important, because changing majors in college can be expensive.”
Former program participants have seen great success. One student who completed the program opened his own law firm in Florida, while others work in marketing at Coca-Cola and Victoria’s Secret.
“My internship experience at AutomationDirect has been nothing but amazing for me,” said Marketing Intern Nolan McGinley. “Having the abil- ity to work for one of the best companies in Metro Atlanta has brought an infinite amount of possibilities to me. I am learning real-world skills that can trans- late over to future jobs I have as well. Because of Internship Forsyth, I have put myself in a great place to excel in the future business world with the tools I am acquiring at AutomationDirect. “
Nine Years Strong | First Team Honoree
For the ninth year in a row,
Automation World read-
ers have voted for their “First Team” suppliers in PMMI Media
Group’s 2020 Leadership in Automation program.
This year, AutomationDirect made “First Team” in the following categories:
• HMI Hardware • HMI Software • PLCs/PACs
First Team Honoree
Automation World, a leading business maga-
zine serving automation professionals, asks their sub- scribers to vote for their favorite automation vendors in unaided-recall surveys. Kurt Belisle, Publisher of Automation World, says “We’re pleased to recognize the First Team Honorees who offer both excellent cus- tomer service and best-in-class product innovation.” Over two dozen categories are featured, representing the wide variety of automation technologies, software and products in use by today’s manufacturing pro- fessionals across the discrete, batch and continuous process manufacturing industries.
Bill Dehner, Technical Marketer for AutomationDirect says, “It’s great to know that cus- tomers are not only finding our products but that they are extremely pleased with their quality and capabil- ities. To be a preferred supplier for any product is a big deal but when the products are highly technical and take years of development, like PLCs and HMIs, the recognition is extra rewarding. We couldn’t be happier and thanks to all who took the time to vote for us.”
Stay tuned for more great product innovations from AutomationDirect in 2020 and beyond.
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