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Inspire Academy Takes Industry Tour

Inspire Academy Principal, Dr. Tyler Nelson is pleased to share that he along with Chambers County Career Coach Laura Anglin led a group of students from Inspire Academy conducting industry tours across the county on Thursday, February 10th. Students learned firsthand what specific needs industry employers are searching for during their visit.

Students were hosted at the AJIN USA Corporation by Human Resources General Manager, David Wilkerson, and CCDA Project Manager Ansley Emfinger. AJIN USA provides a digitalized workplace environment that enables it to operate as an innovative automotive parts manufacturer. Students toured the facility and viewed the finalized products which were displayed in the company’s main lobby. These vehicle parts are used for both Hyundai and Kia production lines.

The students were also hosted at another stop on their tour at John Soules Foods, Incorporation. John Soules plant office manager, Cori Cook serves as their host on tour. Students were also supported by representatives from the Chambers County Development Authority with Janet McMillan and Andie Roberts, assisting on their tours. John Soules Foods was established in 1975 as one of the USA’s leading manufacturers of ready to cook beef and chicken products. The company recently expanded into Chambers County with a new facility capable of producing over 200 million pounds of fully cooked beef and chicken products annually. While on-site, students were able to observe chicken production procedures in action at the John Soules Foods plant.

Finally, the students' last stop called for a visit to Southern Union State Community College to visit the Center for Integrated Manufacturing in Opelika. The Inspire Academy students were hosted by SUSCC Career Coach, Shawn Mitchell who provided a tour for the students of the school's various programs and what opportunities were available to them.

Chambers County School District Superintendent, Casey Chambley noted that the district’s work developing business partnerships are aimed at supporting our students in achieving work-based learning opportunities that will provide them with meaningful careers after graduation. Pictured below are photos of Inspire Academy Principal, Dr. Nelson, Career Coach, Laura Anglin, and students from across the district who participated in these educational industry tours.

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