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Tyson Foods career program offers jobs for Snead State students

Tyson Foods Albertville works with Snead State Community College to create job opportunities through an Industrial Systems Technology program.

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Tyson Foods Albertville is working with Snead State Community College to create new job opportunities through the college’s Industrial Systems Technology program. The program provides enrolled students with paid work experience and job-related training and is now accepting applicants for the 2022-23 academic year.

During the apprenticeship, selected students will receive education in and outside of the classroom. At the Tyson Foods Albertville facility, students will learn safe work practices and develop relevant skills. Apprenticeships allow students to earn money while they learn, which helps them pay for college and gain valuable on-the-job training. In this role, industrial maintenance technicians repair, install, adjust or maintain industrial production and processing equipment.

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Four students have completed the program since its start in 2021 and have since held full-time positions. There are three new openings for this academic year, with pay starting at $19.24/hour.

“The apprenticeship program offered by Tyson Foods and Snead State is a life-changing opportunity.” said Gavin Scroggins, a recent graduate of Snead State Community College and a team member at Tyson Foods in Albertville. “The program provided me with the necessary training and knowledge while improving my existing skills. I was able to successfully start a career that I am passionate about upon graduation.”

The program also includes a National Professional Diploma from the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship.

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β€œIt is very important to have excellent business partners and students. We value our partnership with Tyson Foods to help prepare students for successful careers,” said Dr. Greg Randall, executive director of Snead State’s Workforce Improvement Project. “We are paving the way for future students to come here and change their lives through employment that allows them to find a better way of life.”

Interested students can find more information at www.tysonfoods.com/careers. The application deadline is September 30, 2022.

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