Johnson & Galyon Construction was recently contacted by Fulton High School to partner with them on a Work Based Learning opportunity for a student currently interested in a career in construction and possibly engineering. Ara Rickman, the Career and Community Coordinator for Fulton, had a high school senior who showed an aptitude for construction and the necessary maturity to participate in such a program.
Work Based Learning is a program offered by the State of Tennessee which provides real world work opportunities for students for which they get credit towards their High School Diploma. The goal is to provide the students with a sample of what working in a certain professional field might be like prior to entering the workforce full-time after graduation. This also provides the student the opportunity to demonstrate to a potential future employer what they are capable of doing.
Concerns for the construction industry in the past around such programs have revolved around safety and insurance. The State of Tennessee has assisted with the insurance problem by covering the students as long as the place of work has been visited and reviewed by the school prior. In addition, only students who have shown the necessary maturity and who have successfully completed curriculum required safety courses are allowed to participate. The employer may also offer additional safety training as they would any new hire and follow that up with continual weekly safety training.
Johnson & Galyon is proud to have partnered with Fulton High School on this Work Based Learning opportunity and we look forward to continuing this relationship far into the future.
For over 100 years Johnson & Galyon has valued relationships with our clients and our community. We’ve developed these relationships by impulsively doing what is right, reliably doing what we say, valuing people, communicating honestly, thoroughly, and authentically, and exercising accountability in a context of grace and truth. These are the attributes that set Johnson & Galyon a part from our competition in the construction industry.