by the Sumter County Development Authority
SUMTER COUNTY, GA – The Great Promise Partnership (GPP), Sumter County Board of Education, and Sumter County Development Authority, in conjunction with our businesses and private leadership, have all come together to give high school students a hand in their future through employment and mentoring.
For some students, staying in school through graduation can be particularly challenging. It is estimated that 1.3 million Georgians over the age of 18 don't have a high school diploma and are not adequately prepared for the workplace.
Although Sumter County is experiencing economic growth, for some businesses, there is a widening gap between what employers need to continue growing and what our labor pool currently offers.
Our high school is implementing varied strategies to reach out, place precisely, and monitor students with career education placement through the Great Promise Partnership program.
Three students have already qualified for the program and will begin their paid internships when school is back in session. Each is currently going through a series of interviews with GPP, school staff, and future employers.
The program brings together public and private partnerships, mentors, and positive workplaces, giving students a reason to stay in school and work hard.
The County, Cities, Schools, and Residents
Any business interested in sponsoring a qualified high school student during the spring semester, please contact the Sumter County Development Authority.
About the Great Promise Partnership
The Governor's office supports the Great Promise Partnership, recently making GPP a part of the State Board of Education.
Currently, 52 counties are involved in the Program; several more are considered developing sites; Sumter County is the state's newest member.
Regional Coordinator: Hilda Garrison