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voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville Inc Named 2016 Business Partner of the Year

(L-R) Lisa DiPrima, BCCCA; Pinar Tokur, voestalpine; Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle; Shenelle Gordon, voestalpine; Paul Sabin, BCCCA

October 26, 2016

voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville Inc. was named the 2016 Business Partner of the Year from Lt. Governor Casey Cagle at the Ninth Annual Business and Education Summit in Northwest Georgia.

“voestalpine Automotive is a true leader in the strategic public-private partnerships necessary to unleash our students’ full potential,” said Lt. Governor Cagle. “They are providing the next generation with world class apprenticeship opportunities that empower students to thrive in their desired field after graduation. voestalpine's success is a clear indicator of the accomplishments our public school systems and private sector job creators can achieve when working together to create a dynamic and skilled workforce that is second to none.”

According to the report by Kristal Dixon of the Cartersville Patch, State Senator Bruce Thompson, of Georgia Senate District 4, commended the company's work in Bartow County and was quoted  on October 25th.

“This organization is at the forefront of workforce development in our state and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities they are providing Bartow County students,” Thompson added. “I’ve seen firsthand the dedication and commitment they have to our next generation of workers and I look forward to nurturing this fantastic partnership for years to come.”

'The summit brought together business, industry and education leaders to discuss and demonstrate the importance of abandoning the one-size-fits-all model in public education.

Leaders from around the state highlighted beneficial impacts of innovative classroom settings and instructional methods designed to unleash a students’ full potential while building the workforce to maintain Georgia’s status as the No. 1 state to conduct business.

By partnering with local businesses and industries, school systems are implementing relevant career pathways with public-private partnerships that have proven to be effective in filling the current gaps that exist in Georgia’s workforce.

voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville Inc. is a subsidiary company of the Metal Forming Division of the German-based voestalpine Group. The Metal Forming Division produces highly refined sections, tubes and precision strip steel products, as well as ready-to-install components made of pressed, stamped and roll formed parts.'

Article from Kristal Dixon, Cartersville Patch

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