Fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories manufacturer AFL welcomed 14 Byrnes High School students into its Operational Workforce Program Jan. 5.
The training program, which was created through a partnership with Spartanburg Community College, gives students the opportunity to be introduced to manufacturing through classes provided by SCC professors at the high school.
“Through classroom theory and practical on-the-job scenarios, students gain a better understanding of manufacturing in today’s environment,” said AFL human resources director Ryan Burns. “They are part of the manufacturing experience, gaining insight into operations [such as] production, shipping and receiving, and quality, from beginning to end.”
Since AFL launched the Operational Workforce Program in early 2018, the company has employed nine program graduates.