AFL enters third year of workforce program.

AFL is continuing its Operational Workforce Program into 2020 with 14 new students fromByrnes High Schooljoining the program in January.

Through a partnership withSpartanburg Community College, the training program will offer the students an introduction to manufacturing, according to a news release. Classes are provided by Spartanburg Technical College professors at Byrnes High School.

"With competition for a talented workforce at an all-time high, this program provides an entrance point for our younger generation," Ryan Burns, human resources director for AFL, said in the release. "We are able to train students who are eager to learn about manufacturing and jumpstart their career."

AFL started its first Operational Workforce Program in early 2018 and have fully employed six students who graduated from the program.

"The training we provide also creates an awareness of who we are, the impact we have in our markets, with our customers and in our community," Burns said in the release.

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