Job Placement

first_imgIt’s graduation season, and for graduating college seniors, that means it’s time to join the job market.For graduates of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Horticulture, most new alumni have job offers waiting for them, or they have been accepted into graduate school.“In general, across this entire department, we have always made it a priority that, if you got an education in our department, we would help you get you a career job or assist you in applying for graduate school,” said Paul Thomas, professor of horticulture at UGA. “We have had near 100% placement for 17 years now. Our students enjoy starting salaries at the top of the agriculture pay scale because most of our students start out in management positions. Because of the training we give them, they can command a high salary.”The department accomplishes this by requiring students to do an internship before graduation, assisting students in receiving scholarships, emphasizing the importance of extracurricular activities involving service and team efforts, and requiring that students take horticulture classes focused on professional and business practices. Classes such as greenhouse management and horticultural business practices are unique because they provide hands-on training integrated with lessons in management and professionalism, providing highly marketable skills for new graduates.“We went to the industry and said, ‘What do our students need to know to be competitive?’ From there we modified the class work and course objectives to better match the emerging job markets in the horticulture industry,” Thomas said.CAES alumnus Erik Edwards, who is now greenhouse manager for Emory University, says horticulture faculty at UGA have been key to his professional success. In fact, he feels recommendations by department staff have helped him secure he many of the positions he has held in his career.“It is not just that you are in college to get a degree,” Edwards said. “You are there for training for your next step. The horticulture professors take a lot of pride in that and make it a focus.”For more information about the UGA CAES horticulture department, visit hort.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

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THAI and Airbus sign agreement for new joint venture MRO

first_imgTHAI and Airbus sign agreement for new joint venture MROTHAI and Airbus sign agreement for new joint venture MROGeneral Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand presided over the signing ceremony agreement between Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) and Airbus to establish a new joint venture maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at U-Tapao International Airport near Bangkok. The agreement was signed by Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President and Mr. Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer; and was witnessed by Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister and Mr. Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse.The new MRO will be one of the most modern and extensive in the Asia-Pacific region, offering heavy maintenance and line services for all wide body aircraft types. The state-of-the-art facility will feature the latest digital technologies to analyze aircraft maintenance data, as well as advanced inspection techniques, including the use of drones to monitor aircraft airframes. The MRO complex will also have specialized repair shops, including for composite structures, as well as a maintenance training center offering extensive courses for technical personnel from Thailand and overseas.THAI and Airbus have undertaken an extensive evaluation to validate the business plan for this project. THAI and Airbus aim to develop one of the most advanced and efficient aircraft maintenance centers anywhere in the world. This venture will bring significant economic benefit for THAI and will be a major driver in the development of the wider aerospace sector in Thailand. The MRO will also contribute to the success of Thailand’s new eastern economic zone. With the fleet of wide body aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region set to triple to around 4,800 aircraft over the next 20 years, the project clearly represents a sound business opportunity for THAI and Airbus.The joint venture between Airbus and THAI will be located at U-Tapao International Airport, at the heart of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The EEC is a core part of the Thai government’s Thailand 4.0 policy, designed to develop world class innovative technology-based manufacturing and services in the country.Source = Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI)last_img read more

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