The Challenge Program, Inc.'s Newsletter
June 2019

Riggs Industries Signing Day

Riggs Industries hired two students, Parker A. and Tucker M., from Somerset CTC after their participation in a co-op program. The two students signed on with Riggs Industries at a Career Signing Day in May. 

“Through the co-op program and being employed with us throughout the school year, it gave them an opportunity to experience our culture and what the future could look like for them at Riggs. The great thing is that after having that experience they made the decision to join our organization. “-Michael Riggs (Senior Vice President at Riggs Industries)

PGT Trucking, Inc.

Sam M. was hired by PGT Trucking, Inc. for the summer after participating in a facility tour earlier this year. The shop manager at PGT says he is “excited to help mold a technician. The young man has been a true joy to teach.”

PGT plans on helping Sam further his skills and experience, having him participate in a co-op and then hiring him full-time as a fully certified PGT technician.

“When I went to the tour earlier this year, I did not know what to expect. After touring the location my mind started to think about what I wanted to do after high school. We filled out a survey about the tour and there was a box to check that asked if I would ever work for PGT and I checked it. A few months later my teacher told me that PGT wanted to talk with me. They said that they would like to offer me on-the-job training and a co-op position for my senior year. I was excited about the great opportunity.”-Sam M. (A.W. Beattie Student)

P J Dick ~ Trumbull Corporation ~ Lindy Paving

Through TCP’s partnership with

PJ Dick ~Trumbull Corporation~ Lindy Paving and the Beaver County CTC Jacob U. and Mason C. were hired to work for PJ Dick!

Jacob was a carpentry student and Mason was a welding student at the CTC. Both went through the interview process and will be using their skills at their new jobs.

M&T Bank

M&T Bank: Bellwood-Antis HS Financial Literacy

M&T Bank presented to students at Bellwood-Antis High School to teach them about personal finance.

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