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(April 2, 2019) ATLANTA, GA – Construction management firm Winter Johnson Group welcomed a new intern at its Fulton County Central Library job site. John Maxwell is a senior at Grady High School and a participant in Atlanta Public Schools’ Work-Based Learning Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Maxwell’s work at the job site will require him to learn foundational safety procedures, as well as assist the project team with rough carpentry and logistical set-ups. He will shadow the Winter Johnson Group team until the project is complete in 2020.
The Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Work-Based Learning program bridges the gap between theory and practice through a variety of hands-on career development experiences and opportunities. Students gain valuable industry insights to compliment classroom learning for college preparedness and career readiness.
Richard Elder is a Work-Based Learning coordinator for APS. “Mr. Elder has been a great partner for us in getting our intern set up for success at the job site,” said Sarah McCracken, Project Executive for the Winter Johnson Group.
Maxwell’s internship job site is the design-build renovation of the renowned Fulton County Central Library. The project includes interior demolition with replacement of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and installation of a skylight and eight-story atrium. Exterior renovations include a new entry plaza and loading dock. Maxwell’s exposure to this complex project will enable him to lay the groundwork for a thriving career in construction.
By partnering with APS, Winter Johnson Group is able to demonstrate its passion for giving back to the community through educational and service initiatives like the Work-Based Learning program. Carrie Campbell, Director of Operations at Winter, described the company’s community engagement: “We have a passion for building and love being an integral part of developing a new generation of construction management professionals. Our long-term partnership with Atlanta Public Schools allows us to deliver on the promise of being good experience builders.”
About Winter Johnson Group: Winter Johnson Group, a joint venture, is comprised of Winter Construction, a privately owned and operated Atlanta-based construction management and general contracting company and Johnson Construction Services, a minority-owned contracting company in Atlanta. Winter Johnson Group provides construction and environmental services to clients in the hospitality, retail, government, education, corporate/office, religious, healthcare, historic restoration, industrial, and multifamily markets in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. For more information, visit www.winterjohnsongroup.com.
Bryan Alexander, Marketing Manager, Winter Construction, 404-965-3357