Charlie Bruner and Jonathon Ballantyne, Easley High School seniors, signed letters of intent to become part of the GE Machinist Apprenticeship Program. Their years of hard work in the Machine Technology program at Pickens County CTC has prepared them for the intensive application and selection process. Applicants were selected based on attitude, academic ability, and mechanical aptitude. Bruner and Ballantyne were chosen among hundreds of applicants.
The apprenticeship is scheduled to begin in August 2017. Bruner and Ballantyne will receive a combination of work experience at the GE Power and Water facility in Greenville, as well as educational training in Manufacturing Innovation at Greenville Tech Center. For the duration of the two year program, they will receive a salary. All education expenses will be paid by GE. They will be guaranteed employment and will receive a salary over $20 per hour upon completion of the apprenticeship program. This is a tremendous honor and opportunity for Bruner and Ballantyne. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, they will have a rewarding and lucrative career with NO college debt.
Congratulations to these students!
Pictured from left to right are Wade Herrin, Jonathon Ballantyne, Charlie Bruner, and Paul Santos.