P&G’s youth apprentice program is a blueprint for a successful workforce.
Over the past 45 years, Procter Gamble’s manufacturing facility in Mehoopany, just outside Tunkhannock, has become one of the largest employers in Northeastern Pennsylvania, serving more than one million consumers every day.
The Wyoming County facility employs more than 2,000 people with thousands more jobs indirectly supporting the company, such as the truck drivers who deliver the products to market with hundreds of tractor trailers leaving the plant daily.
The youth apprentice program is a partnership between industry and education. Through the program, high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to work one school day a week and Saturdays at P&G. They are assigned a mentor who not only monitors the student’s progress at the plant, but also checks to ensure that the student is maintaining his or her educational goals in school.
March’s “Made in Northeastern PA” feature was also co-sponsored by Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, a regional law firm in northeastern Pennsylvania with three offices located in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Hazleton and Pension Plan Consultants, LLC, employee benefit plan administrators and consultants with offices in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton and Philadelphia areas.