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Surry-Yadkin Works Hosts Job-Signing Event


Surry-Yadkin Works held a job-signing event on Tuesday, June 21, in the gymnasium at Surry Community College.

Eighteen pre-apprentices and 27 new apprentices from Elkin City Schools, Mount Airy City Schools, Surry County Schools and Yadkin County Schools accepted positions with various companies throughout the region representing industries such as health science, manufacturing, engineering, business administration, IT, transportation and more.

Dr. Bruce Mack, VP of Economic Development with the System Office, delivered remarks at the ceremony and joined Mount Airy City School officials for a photo after the ceremony. Front row left to right: Katie Ferguson, career development coordinator for Mount Airy High School; Taylor O’Brien, teacher assistant apprentice with Mount Airy City Schools; Olivia Sikes, CTE director for Mount Airy City Schools; Second row: Dr. Bruce Mack, VP of Economic Development for NC Community College System; Tiffany Jacobs and Jennifer Fielder, ANC consultants.


Job Signing Event


Internship program going strong amid pandemic
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mount Airy High School internship program has continued on this school year, with approximately 30 participants this semester. Full article in link above.
City Schools Add Entrepreneurship Courses

Mount Airy City School is expanding course offerings in Career and Technical Education to include Entrepreneurship I and II.

“We have been working in partnership with YESurry, a non-profit organization, to introduce students to entrepreneurship during their high school years,” the school system said in a release announcing the expansion.

The new classes will be offered at Mount Airy High School for the 2020-2021 school year, with Will Pfitzner, a local entrepreneur, joining the staff as the instructor for the new classes.


Future workforce is being developed now

Everything we do at Mount Airy City Schools is directed to move all students to graduation, ready for their future careers. Many of them will attend a two- or four-year college leading to these careers, but several will go to work right after high school. .