RoyOMartin celebrated 11 recent high school graduates who successfully completed its Wood Works certification program, including Germarlon Page, a student at Natchitoches Central High School. A signing event was held at the corporate office in Alexandria as they were officially hired as part of the team.
Currently offered in 16 central Louisiana and 5 east Texas high schools, RoyOMartin’s WoodWorks program is a custom-designed curriculum that covers topics such as applied mathematics, industrial safety, and employability skills. Also included are tours of the company’s manufacturing facilities and mentoring by RoyOMartin safety, maintenance, and operations professionals.
Participating high school juniors and seniors can earn credit, a certificate of completion, and a guaranteed interview by RoyOMartin upon successful completion of the program.
Since its launch in 2007, the program has provided an alternative pathway to career success besides college or trade school. There are currently approximately 65 WoodWorks graduates employed by the company.