BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - For Jon-Michael Jackson, his imagination and math skills led him to become a design engineer.
He credits the Tiger Apprenticeship Program at Syntron with giving him the skills he needed for his first job.
“I recommend it to everybody,” he said.
The program, created by Syntron and Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC), is a win-win for both the company and the student.
“The employer benefits by being able to train the employee on-site for a two-year time period until they finish their degree,” Mary Lemons said. “And then has the opportunity to hire them once they finish their degree.”
Lemons is the Human Resource Director at Syntron.
That was an opportunity Jackson took full advantage of. He started working for Syntron full-time after graduation.
“It’s just better to know what you’re working on, hands-on here.”
Jackson’s designs have already been put to use at multiple companies around the city.
A feeling, he said, is hard to describe.
“It was really fun being able to see my designs put to good use,” Jackson said.