Martin Marietta, Area 30 intern partnership yields real jobs

Friday, June 2, 2017
Through a partnership between the Area 30 Career Center in Greencastle and the owner of the Cloverdale Quarry, students from around the county will have the opportunity to jumpstart a career in large-equipment operation through an internship with Martin Marietta. On the job during the last internship are (from left) Mike Mote, Scott Livesay, Darien Lacy, Blake Benson, Kyle Scott and Jeff McIntosh.
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Martin Marietta and the Area 30 Career Center in Greencastle have partnered in hopes of providing students in the Construction Equipment Operator (CEO) program the opportunity to intern at the Cloverdale quarry, owned and operated by Martin Marietta.

And it has already paid off for three seniors who recently completed internships.

However, the relationship doesnít end there as all three were offered full-time employment with Martin Marietta at various sites. The positions come with competitive pay, benefits and career-advancement opportunities.

The CEO students were interviewed during classtime in August of last year by Jeff McIntosh, human resources and safety manager for Martin Marietta. As a result of these interviews, three students were offered internships with the company for the 2016-17 school year.

McIntosh shared with Area 30 staff that the company realized the need to make some changes in its hiring and training processes. Barry Benson, parent of one of Area 30ís CEO students who works for Martin Marietta, suggested they get in touch with Area 30 to discuss employment opportunities.

As a result of discussions between McIntosh, CEO instructor Scott Livesay and CEO teaching assistant J.R. Scott, the internship program was launched in the 2016-17 school year.

Interns work under Martin Marietta plant manager Mike Mote four days each week and attend their CEO class one day every week.

While in class, students study for their Class-B CDL.

Mock interviews took place again last week and interviewees are awaiting potential internship offers for the 2017-18 school year.

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