Inaugural Supervisor and Leadership Graduates
Celebrating our graduating class of our inaugural SAIL training.
Photo Credit: Thomas Murphy, Lanier Technical College
On May 23, 2023, we celebrated graduates of the inaugural Supervisor and Industry Leadership (SAIL) class at Lanier Technical College! The graduates are as follows:
Graduates, Front (Left to Right)
- Ciana Means, King’s Hawaiian Bakery, Hall County
- Khaleel Alware, Specialty Appliances, Forsyth County
- Brian Smith, ATEX, Hall County
Graduates, Back (Left to Right)
- Cristina Rodriguez, ALBA Form Inc., Hall County
- Jonathan Sullens, Cantrell- Gainco Group, Hall County
- Joshua Nowak, Jtekt North America, Lumpkin County
- William “Tony” Akright, ATEX, Hall County
- Derick Story, Jtekt North America, Lumpkin County
- Garrett Douthitt, Bio-Techne dba Atlanta Biologicals, Hall County
Tim McDonald, President, Lanier Technical College (pictured left) spoke at the graduation, heard from participants about their experience, and presented each their certificate.
Shelley Logan and Greg Vitek, Business Partners, Workforce Strategies Group LLC (pictured right) instructed as subject-matter experts along with Janet Cantrell, Regional Human Resources Director, Sherwin-Williams (not pictured). The training is hosted by and located at Lanier Technical College.
“Supervisors are the company to the employee on their team,” said Greg Vitek, Workforce Strategies Group LLC. “These supervisors are now more prepared to take on that role with confidence and leadership.”
The Georgia Mountains Works MFG Sector Employer Partnership designed the training to include competencies in Problem Solving, Communicating for Results, Emotional Intelligence, Continuous Improvement, HR Do’s & Don’ts, Performance Management, Safety Focus, and Leading Meetings. Learning and knowing is more valuable than just a manual or multi-hour class. The graduates are more prepared because the training was 48 hours spread out over 12 weeks giving them ample opportunity to apply what they learned.
We loved getting the opportunity to share this knowledge with others in order to help build better workplace culture and communication skills. Congratulations to everyone!
SAIL Fall Registration is now open with limited seats available at: https://www.laniertech.edu/economic-development/continuing-education/supervisor-and-industry-leadership-sail/?fbclid=IwAR2C9TCwQVW7Zd2kIL09ujNagSJ4AeJiwXWWXIBou7ZO614gOGL1k9yF3Y8
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WorkSource Georgia Mountains, under the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission,administers the federal WIOA funds which encourages sector strategies and partnerships. Workforce Strategies Group LLC manages the MFG Sector Strategy, Georgia Mountains Works.
Shelley Logan, Workforce Strategies Group LLC, email@example.com, 678-316-0792