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Georgia state government to bring the program to fruition. “Then last year SB2 (Senate Bill 2) enabled the students at an earlier age to take college courses and dual enroll at West Georgia Technical College,” Pleyer said. “Then I called up E.G.O. and other industries in Coweta and asked them to join in. Now seven others have pledged to join this program.” For its first year, GA CAT T will partner with these local corporations: Grenzebach, E.G.O. North America, Yamaha, Kason, Yokogawa, Winpak, Chromalloy and Groov-Pin. Pleyer wanted to start this German-style apprenticeship program to help build the workforce in the area. “I have issues finding a skilled workforce for my shop, and in the next couple of years a lot of long tenure employees will leave us into retirement,”

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