Elvis Arroyo, a 17-year old Cedartown High School student, works at The HON Company as part of the HON Project SUCCESS program. Elvis has been working at The HON Company for 18 months and assembles furniture such as chairs, desks, cabinets, and more. Elvis also works at the Hardware Station where he follows a specific recipe that tells him which parts go in the assembly bags. Once he has assembled the bags he weighs each to ensure accuracy. Upon graduation, Elvis plans to pursue a career in the Computer Science industry and work as a programmer or technical artist.
The HON Project SUCCESS program was created in 2013 and was a partnership between The HON Company, Polk School District, Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Great Promise Partnership. The HON Company created and houses a specific student work area and supervisor for approximately 15-20 students per year consisting of both junior and senior level students. Students are learning valuable employability skills such as time management, team work, following directions, on the job safety, producing quality products, use and maintaining materials and equipment appropriately, following company policies and other important job-related skills that they will be able to carry with them upon graduation. Students learn to balance work and school and the important lesson of cooperating and collaborating with other students and co-workers. The HON company benefits by no longer outsourcing smaller jobs that student workers are now fulfilling.
For more information about the HON program and how your student can participate please contact Gina Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org