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Tyson Foods Partners with Snead State Community College to Support Career Development

Tyson Foods Albertville is working with Snead State Community College to build employment opportunities through an Industrial Systems Technology program.
Credit: Tyson Foods

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — Tyson Foods Albertville is working with Snead State Community College to create new employment opportunities through the college's Industrial Systems Technology Program. The program offers enrolled students paid work experience and job-related education and is now taking applicants for the 2022-23 academic year.

During the apprenticeship, chosen students will receive education in and outside of the classroom. At the Tyson Foods Albertville facility students will learn safe work practices and develop relevant skills. The apprenticeships enable students to earn while they learn, helping them to pay for college and gain valuable on-the-job training. In this role, Industrial Maintenance Technicians repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing equipment.

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Four students have finished the program since its start in 2021 and have since moved into full-time positions. There are three new openings for this academic year, with pay starting at $19.24/hour.  

"The apprenticeship program provided by Tyson Foods and Snead State is a life-changing opportunity." said Gavin Scroggins, a recent graduate of Snead State Community College and Tyson Foods Team Member in Albertville. "The program provided me with necessary training and knowledge while enhancing my existing skills. I was able to successfully begin a career that I am passionate about as I finished my education.”

The program also includes a national occupational credential from the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship. 

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"It's very important to have great business partners and students. We appreciate our partnership with Tyson Foods to help prepare students for successful careers," said Snead State Executive Project Director of Workforce Enhancement Dr. Greg Randall. "We are paving the way for future students to come here and change their lives through employment that allows them to find a better way of life."

Interested students can find more information at www.tysonfoods.com/careers. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30, 2022.  

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