HGTC Partnership Secures Internship at Georgia-Pacific

June 15, 2022

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Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that an electronics engineering student has secured a summer internship at Georgia-Pacific, Clarendon. Cameron Feagin has accepted a summer internship position in the Electrical and Instrumentation Department to provide a high-quality work experience prior to his second year in the Electronics Engineering Technology program at HGTC.

“We are very excited to enter this partnership with Georgia-Pacific to provide an opportunity for our students to get real life experiences that support our mission of providing a high-quality, comprehensive, student-centered education and workforce development. We appreciate Georgia-Pacific for their willingness to assist in the professional development of our students,” said Ed McCarthy, HGTC Associate Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology.

The partnership was developed as students in the HGTC Electronics Engineering Technology program are using modern technology in the classroom and gathering the necessary skills to work on the machines of tomorrow.

“This coincides with the new equipment and technology that we have installed at our Georgia-Pacific plant in Clarendon. Cameron will have the opportunity to put the skills and knowledge he has gained in the classroom to work in a modern-day plant where automation has become commonplace,” said Jamey Gowdy, Human Resources Business Partner for Georgia-Pacific, Clarendon.

The tasks Cameron will encounter will provide a solid foundation for his continued learning in the Electrical Engineering Technician Program at HGTC.

“I am grateful to HGTC and Georgia-Pacific for offering me this internship position and experience. I would also like to thank Professor McCarthy for believing in me as this internship will allow for other opportunities and experiences in the future,” said Cameron Feagin, HGTC Electronics Engineering Student, Summer Intern at Georgia-Pacific.

“We hope that Cameron is the first of many students to benefit from this partnership as we strive to provide a highly-trained workforce that meets the growing needs of our region’s high-tech industries,” continued McCarthy.