About Students 2 Work

The Workplace Learning Committee is a sub-committee of the Business Education Advisory Council (BEAC), which is a Committee of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to provide 250 high school students with opportunities to gain valuable hands-on work experience in local businesses within the metro Augusta area. This committee serves as an advocate for public education by helping to ensure a superior and competitive future workforce.

The Workplace Learning Initiative (Students 2 Work) will support the Richmond County School System’s vision: to create a world-class, globally competitive
school system where all students will graduate and are college/career ready.

Student and Business Leader Testimonials

Kaitlyn Mills
Davidson Fine Arts School
Internships are important for students because it provides an opportunity to learn industry specific skills that may not be taught in a classroom. Internships for the upcoming generation of students provides an opportunity of transition from youth to adulthood.
Steven Kendrick
Richmond County Tax Commissioner
Internships provide students with workplace experiences that are invaluable when deciding on what they want to do with their lives. The opportunity to learn about a career and its day-to-day responsibilities can be the difference for some students. Providing students with opportunities is satisfying as an employer when you think of the impact you are having on a young life. Students learn about real -life work experiences from the employer each day and employers sometimes get a good look at potential workers who may want to return later to full-time work. It can be a great situation for both.

Internships are an all-around win.