Local industry hires summer interns at area high schools – Shaw Local

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GRUNDY – A kick-off breakfast was held to formally recognize and congratulate the 25 students selected for the 2022 Grundy County Internship Program. Nancy Norton, GEDC President and CEO opened the event by thanking companies, students and educators present.

Coal City Unit District 1 Superintendent Dr. Kent Bugg and Sarah Jane Wrightson, Manager of Rehabilitation Services at Morris Hospital, also addressed the students and discussed the benefits and opportunities that will be available to them. offered under this program. Bugg challenged students to take advantage of this opportunity, while Wrightson spoke about the value of the program to local businesses participating in the program.

Senator Rezin emphasized that students should be proud to have been chosen for this opportunity and that internships provide a chance to gain meaningful professional work experience and learn about the many different employment options in Grundy County.

This year’s 25 paid internships take place at 11 different companies, providing a diverse set of opportunities for local students. The program started in 2013 with only 12 internships and 3 companies. The program continues to become more competitive as more than 60 students applied for the positions.

The Grundy County Internship Program was based on a mutual desire expressed by education and industry leaders to highlight local employment opportunities and retain local talent in Grundy County. Senator Rezin and the GEDC partnered with local industry and education to launch the program in 2013.

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