Tour connects UNG with industries

Leaders from the University of North Georgia (UNG) recently met with an array of business representatives, several from the Gainesville area, with the goal of deepening relationships with the companies and ensuring “alignment of talent development with talent demand.” 

The tour showcased the integral role UNG plays in workforce development, enabling faculty and staff to engage with students and alumni employed by these companies, according to a UNG news release.

“We are grateful for these companies and their willingness to partner with UNG. It was insightful to hear what they are looking for in our graduates and the challenges they are facing,” UNG President Mike Shannon said. “We are committed to preparing our students to contribute meaningfully to the workforce both as interns and when they graduate.”

Among the Gainesville area companies participating were Fox Factory, Jaemor Farms, Kubota Manufacturing, Mansfield Energy, and Wayne Sanderson Farms.

(Pictured: UNG President Michael Shannon, far right, and others from UNG met with L-R: Chloe Echols, Drew Echols and Shelly Echols at Jaemor Farms as part of the Nighthawk Impact Tour.)