Chatham ETC Students Graduate from Georgia Tech Program

November 13, 2019 | By GTPE Communications
Chatham Education Transition Center students at LEAP graduation

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice held a graduation ceremony for several Chatham Education Transition Center students who participated in the Georgia Tech Logistics Education and Pathway (LEAP) program. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Eight Chatham Educaiton Transition Center (ETC) students to graduated from the Georgia Tech University Logistic Education and Pathway (LEAP) program during a ceremony at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus on Nov. 13, 2019. The students completed the program as part of a partnership between the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and Georgia Tech.

The Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute created LEAP in 2015 through a $350,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to further the financial services firm’s New Skills at Work initiative. New Skills at Work aims to bridge the gap between the talent employers need and the qualifications of the local talent pipeline. In 2018, the Chase awarded LEAP an additional $250,000 grant.

Students learn at their own pace while progressing toward certification and also receive career coaching, resume advice, learn from supply chain gaming simulations and participate in career opportunities.

Several of the students who graduated on Wednesday had already received job offers or gotten a call back for an interview. DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver said getting that opportunity is the ultimate key to success.

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