Michelin Launches high school Apprentice Program down South

Apprenticeship programs continue to catch on across the country, as a practice once thought old-fashioned takes on new relevance in a manufacturing economy. This time inĀ Greenville, South Carolina.

Five young men signed on the dotted line Friday, marking the start of their careers with Michelin.

They ranged in age from 15 to 17, and they are the first class of high-school apprentices to work at a Michelin plant in North America. Michelin North America Chairman and President Scott Clark, on the job since Jan. 1, welcomed the teenagers personally during a ceremony at the Enoree Career Center just north of Greenville.

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