Goulston Technologies, South Piedmont Celebrate First Employee to Complete Apprenticeship Program

Justin Swinney with South Piedmont’s Director of Work-Based Learning/Apprenticeship Russell Carpenter.

Congratulations to Justin Swinney!

Swinney is the first Goulston Technologies employee to complete a South Piedmont Community College mechatronics maintenance technician apprenticeship. Gouslton recently celebrated Swinney’s success during a staff meeting. 

Swinney is a resident of Monroe and a graduate of Parkwood High School. He began working at Goulston five years ago as a maintenance technician. While advancing his training and education through the apprenticeship program, he also moved ahead in his career, being promoted to maintenance supervisor. From here, he plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science. 

“When he first came to us, Justin showed lots of promise. The apprenticeship program was perfect for expanding his skills and ensuring he could take on a broader role in our company. Young people like Justin literally are the future of leadership, and investing in him is the right decision. We appreciate South Piedmont Community College’s partnership in creating customized training for our employees,” said Fred Edwards, president and COO of Goulston Technologies.

If you’re interested in customized workforce training for your business, visit https://spcc.edu/areas-of-study/business-and-industry-training/

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