Georgia-Pacific representatives recently made a $3,000 contribution to the UAM College of Technology-Crossett to be used by the school’s electromechanical technology program, which prepares individuals for entry-level jobs with companies the require electrical and mechanical skills.

“We are thankful for Georgia Pacific’s generous donation to our electromechanical technology program,” said Linda Rushing, vice chancellor of the Crossett campus. “Georgia Pacific has always been, and continues to be, an active supporter of our training efforts to prepare students for high-demand, high-wage jobs like those found in the electromechanical and instrumentation field.  We will utilize these funds wisely to enhance the instruction of these programs.  Georgia Pacific has proved that business and industry partnerships with education can improve the quality of our graduates entering the workforce.”

Presenting the check on behalf of Georgia Pacific were Teresa Walsh, public affairs manager, Catherine Hillier, training manager, and Scott McAllister, maintenance superintendent.