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April 21, 2016

(L-R): Christopher White, Eastside/NCCA; Crystal Sermon, Newton; Hannah Scott, Newton; Ms. Lane, Piedmont Newton Volunteer Services; Adam Fallah, Newton; Ansley Booth, Eastside; and Baylee Gunnells, Alcovy/NCCA

The NCSS Work-Based Learning (WBL) Programs at Alcovy, Eastside, Newton College and Career Academy, and Newton High School have announced this year’s WBL Employer of the Year. Because of their continued partnership and support of all Newton County School System WBL programs, Piedmont Newton Hospital has been named NCSS WBL Employer of the Year 2016.

Piedmont Newton Hospital offers job shadowing and internships for WBL students.  Each summer, the hospital offers the Summer Junior Volunteer Program that allows students to job shadow in various departments in the hospital and to learn valuable job skills. Piedmont Newton Hospital has employees who sit on the NCSS Districtwide CTAE Advisory Committee and NCCA Healthcare Advisory Committee. They participate in the Career Expo yearly and have offered to assist with school blood drives.

Because of their dedication and internship opportunities for students, Piedmont Newton Hospital is the NCSS WBL Employer of the Year. Piedmont Newton Hospital will be recognized at the annual NCSS WBL Employer Appreciation Reception April 26, 2016 at NCCA.  In addition to Piedmont Newton Hospital being recognized, all employer partners of the NCSS WBL programs will receive recognition at the reception. WBL partners this year have been Countryside Animal Hospital, Newton Electric Supply, Medical Center of Conyers, McDonald’s, Nisshinbo, The Covington News, Arts Association, Kroger, Zaxby’s, and many others.