Interns Train in STEM Careers with Henry County Water Authority

Date Posted: July 28, 2023

In partnership with the Henry County Water Authority (HCWA), Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) has launched a Summer Institute Internship Program for rising high school juniors and seniors from to explore STEM careers through technical education. This unique collaboration provides students with a paid internship program in the fields of Industrial Systems Technology and Horticulture. The internship agreement, signed between SCTC President Dr. Irvin Clark and HCWA General Manager Tony Carnell, officially kicked off the program which began on May 24. It will conclude on July 18, 2023, providing interns with an immersive experience during the summer months.

This summer internship program offered an incredible opportunity for 11 students to gain valuable real-world experience while receiving financial compensation. Selected interns were provided the chance to enhance their knowledge and skills in their chosen field while working alongside professionals at the Henry County Water Authority. As a part of the Summer Institute Internship Program, interns also enrolled in select Southern Crescent Technical College courses that align with their chosen area of focus. These courses ran concurrently with the internship program, allowing students to earn college credits while gaining practical experience.

As one key highlight of this program, each intern was assigned an experienced HCWA employee mentor. These mentors provide guidance, share industry insights, and offer support to help interns maximize their learning and professional growth. Thementorship aspect of the program will further enrich the interns’ experience and help them build valuable connections in their chosen field.

HCWA and SCTC are committed to providing opportunities for students to explore and pursue careers in high-demand fields. Through this partnership, they aim to foster a passion for Industrial Systems Technology and Horticulture, offering a stepping stone for students interested in these rewarding professions.