Nigeria Williams Honored as Trainee of the Year By the German American Chamber of Commerceby Representative Joe Wilson
Posted on 2014-12-11
of south carolina
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to
rise today to recognize the accomplishment of Nigeria Williams, a
senior at South Aiken High School in the Second Congressional District
of South Carolina, who was recently named Trainee of the Year by the
German American Chamber of Commerce.
Established in 2012, the apprenticeship program at the MTU Aiken Plant in Graniteville, South Carolina, provides high school students in the Palmetto State the opportunity to participate in the first-ever registered vocational apprenticeship program in the state of South Carolina. This two year program, developed in partnership with Aiken County Schools, Aiken Technical College, and Apprenticeship Carolina gives high school juniors and seniors a chance to experience hands on vocational learning opportunities in a real manufacturing environment. Graduates of the program earn an Industrial Mechanic-Basic certification.
Ms. Williams is the first female participant in the MTU Aiken Plant apprenticeship program. I congratulate her on this achievement and offer my best wishes for continued success.
I ask that my colleagues join me in recognition of Ms. Williams's accomplishments.
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