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GE Appliances Co-Op

GE Appliances Co-Op

Mercy Academy is proud to announce that in the upcoming school year, seniors will have the opportunity to participate in a co-op program through GE Appliances.

Known as GE Appliances2day, the program provides students with the flexibility to work two days a week at the GE Appliance Park while simultaneously working towards graduation as a Mercy student. During their employment at GE Appliances, students gain hands-on manufacturing experience and insights on plant operations, empowering them to sharpen vital skills such as problem solving, communication and teamwork.

"Mercy Academy is thrilled to offer our seniors the opportunity to participate in the GE Appliances2day co-op program, providing valuable hands-on experience and career-focused education," said Mercy Academy President Becky Montague. "This partnership represents our commitment to empowering young women with the skills and opportunities they need to succeed."

Through the co-op, students who apply and are accepted will be employed as Manufacturing Operators. Students will primarily engage with fellow operators, team leaders, area business leaders and new hire ambassadors. Comprehensive training for their role and ongoing guidance will be provided to ensure their success and growth.

The GE Appliances2day program was launched in 2018 in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), with Doss High School as its inaugural career academy partner. The new partnership with Mercy Academy represents the program's first expansion into a career class tailored specifically for women interested in manufacturing careers.

"At GE Appliances, we know that women are vital to the future of innovation and technology," said Rachel Riley, External Manufacturing Workforce Development Trainer for GE Appliances. "We're committed to recruiting, retaining and advancing women, by providing fulfilling careers in our industry. Through policies, professional development, mentoring and leadership, as well as by building an inclusive culture, we're increasing opportunities for the next generation of leaders in manufacturing."