Winston Payne and Casey Grissom of Frito Lay Speaking to Students
PARAGOULD, AR Feb. 2—On January, 19, representatives from Frito Lay, Winston Payne and Casey Grissom, spoke to BRTC’s Industrial Maintenance students on both campuses about an upcoming internship opportunity with the company.
Payne and Grissom showed students a video clip of a day in the life of an industrial maintenance mechanic at one of the 34 Frito Lay manufacturing plants in the United States. They discussed the job duties of Frito Lay mechanics, fielded questions from students, and then provided details about the upcoming internship.
The internship program will give BRTC students an opportunity to expand their technical and career skills while applying concepts taught in the classroom to real-world experiences. The representatives stated that Frito Lay hopes that this partnership with BRTC will develop a strong pipeline of local technical talent for them.
Phillip Dickson, Dean of Business & Technical Education at BRTC, commented, “I would like to thank Frito Lay for providing this opportunity to BRTC’s technical education students, and I look forward to developing a strong partnership with them while continuing to transform the lives of our students through educational opportunities like these.” Priscilla Stillwell, Executive Director of Paragould Operations at BRTC, added, “I am extremely pleased that Frito Lay has provided this opportunity to BRTC students. This is a very important partnership which is designed to grow our skilled workforce and enhance our community.”
Students who have completed one semester of an industrial maintenance program at BRTC and meet the requirements set by the company are encouraged to apply for this paid internship ($19/$20 per hour).
For more information about this opportunity, Pocahontas students should contact Phillip Dickson, Dean of Business & Technical Education, at (870) 248-4000, ext. 4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Darenda Kersey, Director of Career, Technical, and Concurrent Education, at (870) 248-4000, ext. 4184 or email@example.com. Paragould students should contact Priscilla Stillwell at (870) 239-0969, ext. 5101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.