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Surry-Yadkin Works Places 95 Pre-Apprentices for Fall Semester

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Surry-Yadkin Works placed 95 students in pre-apprenticeships for the Fall 2023 semester. This is the largest group of pre-apprentices that the program has ever placed.

The program is the collaborative effort of four public school systems in Surry and Yadkin counties including Elkin City Schools, Mount Airy City Schools, Surry County Schools, and Yadkin County Schools, as well as Surry Community College, to create a unique approach to a regional internship program.

The Surry-Yadkin Works pre-apprentices worked in 55 businesses and organizations throughout Surry and Yadkin counties. These students are grouped by school and listed below:

Elkin High School: Karly Gentry, TC Sports and Rehab, Physical Therapist Pre-Apprentice; Lily Robbins, NorthBridge Physio, Physical Therapist Pre-Apprentice; Lily Sartain, Surry-Yadkin Works, Marketing and Social Media Pre-Apprentice; Brady Vestal, Yadkin County Government, MIS and IT Pre-Apprentice; Alexis Williams, The Ark, Housing Specialist.

image of Charlie Baldwin and Brady Vestal working with two computer monitors
Charlie Baldwin, Yadkin Early College Super Senior, and Brady Vestal, Elkin High School Senior, worked as IT pre-apprentices with the Yadkin County Government.

Mount Airy High School: Marshall Armbrister, LazerEdge, IT Pre-Apprentice; Jessie Bilyeu, Surry Communications, GIS Pre-Apprentice; Jayda Howell, Jones Elementary School and Tharrington Elementary School, Teacher Assistant; Brayden James, Altec, Engineering Pre-Apprentice; Kathy Morgan, LazerEdge, Manufacturing Pre-Apprentice; Samuel Poteat, Altec, Assembly Pre-Apprentice; Niya Smith, Surry County EMS, EMS Observational; Greer Tidd, Roger’s Realty, Drone Pre-Apprentice; Mason Varney, Tyler Morgan Design, Sign Install and Delivery Assistant; Rylan Venable, Surry County Government, Office and Finance Pre-Apprentice.

Image of Jayda Howell working with students
Jayda Howell was a Mount Airy High School Senior who worked at Jones Elementary School and Tharrington Elementary School as a teacher assistant pre-apprentice.

North Surry High School: Madison Angel, Gentry Middle School, Teaching Assistant; Alexis Bourne, Johnson Granite, Billing Assistant; Byson Carrigg, Altec, Welding Pre-Apprentice; Casey Edwards, Flat Rock Elementary School, Teacher Assistant Pre-Apprentice; Jade Evans, Surry County Office of Substance Abuse Recovery, Substance Abuse Prevention; Abram Gammons, Lee Mills Construction, Construction Pre-Apprentice; Brayden Hays, Surry County School, Sports Marketing Pre-Apprentice; Aiden Martin, Mountain River Trucking, Heavy Equipment Technician Pre-Apprentice; Jake Ramey, Surry County Parks and Rec, Grounds Pre-Apprentice; Nathan Rawley, Scenic Automotive, Automotive Tech; Steven Snow, Scenic Automotive, Automotive Tech; Lynzie Thomas, Surry County EMS, EMS Observational.

East Surry High School: Ashton Ayers, Steve Tate Plumbing, Plumbing Assistant Pre-Apprentice; Analisa DeGyves, East Surry High School, Sports Marketing Pre-Apprentice; Lucas East, Surry County EMS, EMS Observational; Annabell Gibaon, Mount Pilot Child Enrichment Center, Infant Assistant; Sean McCain, Altec, Assembly Pre-Apprentice.

image of Casey Edwards working with students
Casey Edwards was a North Surry High School Senior who worked at Flat Rock Elementary School as a teacher assistant pre-apprentice.

Surry Central High School: Mason Cox, Surry County Schools, Sports Marketing Pre-Apprentice; Daniel Galyean, Watson Metal and Fabrication, Welding Pre-Apprentice; Landon Johnson, Central Middle School, Teacher Assistant; Cassie King, Grace Academy, Teacher Assistant; Madison Spencer, Surry County EMS, EMS Observational; Kayla Wall, Copeland Elementary, Teacher Assistant; Layla Warner, The Children’s Center, Teen Court Pre-Apprentice; Kailei Zurita, The Children’s Center, Family Service Pre-Apprentice.

Surry Early College High School: Yulehidi Aguirre, Northern Regional Hospital, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Caleb Blevins, Surry Community College, Automotive Assistant; Eli Brolin, Southland Trucking, IT Pre-Apprentice; Cole Carroll, Dobson Elementary School, Teacher Assistant; Elorah Gillispie, Leonard USA, Graphic Design Pre-Apprentice; Consuelo Hernandez, Surry Community College, Office and Interpreting Pre-Apprentice; Willow Lawson, Surry Community College and Mount Airy Library, Tutoring Pre-Apprentice and Library Assistant; Tyler Oakes, Surry Communications, IT Pre-Apprentice; Haylee Orellana, Northern Regional Hospital, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Betsy Perez-Martin, Chatham Nursing and Rehab, Social Worker Pre-Apprentice; Kyndal Rakes, Northern Regional Hospital, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Quanah Riddle, Nester, Engineer and Machine Pre-Apprentice; Fabian Zapata, Altec, Welding Pre-Apprentice.

Forbush High School: Alyson Correa, Compassion Care, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Sara Lilly, The Compassion Care Center, Clinic Technician; Ava Small, Courtney Elementary School, Teacher Assistant.

Starmount High School: Johnatan Argueta, TC Sports and Rehab, Physical Therapist Pre-Apprentice; Amelia Byrd, State Road Animal Hospital, Vet Tech; Jackson Craver, Town of Boonville, Public Works; Angeles Salazar, Starmount High School, Translator; Randy Santiago, Jonesville Elementary, Teacher Assistant; Ella Vanhoy, West Yadkin Elementary School, Early Childhood Teacher Assistant; Briana Wilcox, Dobson Veterinary Hospital, Vet Technician; Chase Wood, Austin Electrical Enclosures, Welding Pre-Apprentice.

image of Skylar Mosley working with a patient
Skylar Mosley was a Yadkin Early College Super Senior who worked at Northern Regional Hospital as a CNA pre-apprentice.

Yadkin Early College High School: Annette Angeles-Arellano, Radford Family Dentistry, Dental and Office Assistant; Ashley Arellano, Hugh Chatham Health, Office and Administration Pre-Apprentice; Samielle Baldillo, Hugh Chatham Health, Office and Administration Pre-Apprentice; Charles Baldwin, Yadkin County Government, IT Pre-Apprentice; Chloe Faulkner, Surry Community College, Marketing Assistant; Hope Freeman, Yadkin County EMS, Paramedic Pre-Apprentice; Bryson Helton, Yadkin County Government, Office Assistant; Anna Hobson, Yadkin County Government, Accounting Pre-Apprentice; Desy Jimenez, Yadkin County Government, Office Administration Assistant; Melissa Jimenez, Yadkin County Government, Office Assistant; Wyatt Johnson, Hugh Chatham Health, Maintenance Technician; Ethan Manning, Altec, IT Pre-Apprentice; Luke Maske, Austin Electrical Enclosures, Welding Pre-Apprentice; Ashley Medel-Patricio, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Skylar Mosley, Northern Regional Hospital, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Emily Raymond, NorthBridge Physio, Physical Therapist Pre-Apprentice; Brock Reece, Surry Community College, Math Department Assistant; Alexander Rodriguez, Yadkin County Government, Interpreter Pre-Apprentice; Abraham Salazar-Ortiz, Northern Regional Hospital, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Ashley Santos-Ramirez, Northern Regional Hospital, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Allie Schroeder, The Children’s Center, Teen Court Pre-Apprentice; Patience Smith, Yadkinville Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist Assistant Pre-Apprentice; Julie Torres-Salazar, Hugh Chatham Health, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Maria Vargas-Torres, Hands of Hope, Interpreter and Pharmacy Pre-Apprentice; Alex Vivas-Estrada, Yadkin County EMS, Paramedic Pre-Apprentice; Aaron Woodell, Forbush Elementary School, Teaching Apprentice.

Surry Online Magnet School: Savannah Howard, Northern Regional Hospital, CNA Pre-Apprentice; Noah Johnson, Leonard USA, IT Pre-Apprentice; Ammen Mounce, Altec, Welding Pre-Apprentice; Abby Saul, Surry Community College, Marketing Pre-Apprentice; Neely Sizemore, Dobson Elementary, Teacher Assistant Pre-Apprentice.

Of these students, 18 were returning for their second semester as a pre-apprentice in the Surry-Yadkin Works program. Five students had returned for their third semester, and one student had returned for their fourth semester.

The students began their Fall 2023 pre-apprentices on Aug. 21, and they worked through Dec. 15.

They received high school and/or college credit for their employment along with a stipend each month for travel expenses. Many of the students’ positions were paid as well.

The students are also registered with ApprenticeshipNC, which is a system put in place to help North Carolina businesses and workers succeed. Pre-apprentices will receive a nationally recognized pre-apprentice completion credential.

For more information about Surry-Yadkin Works, contact Crystal Folger-Hawks, Surry-Yadkin Works Program Executive Director, at (336) 401-7820 or folger-hawksc@surry.edu or visit www.surryyadkinworks.org.

You can also follow Surry-Yadkin Works on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram @surryyadkinworks and on X @SurYadWorks.

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