The mission of the Students2Work program, governed by the Chamber’s Business Education Advisory Committee’s (BEAC) workplace learning sub-committee, is to provide high school students with opportunities to gain valuable hands-on work experience at local businesses within the metro Augusta area. In doing so, the committee advocates for public education by helping to ensure a superior and competitive future workforce.

Goals and Business Benefits

The Students2Work Workplace Learning Initiative will support the Richmond County School System’s vision: to create a world-class, globally competitive school district where all students will graduate college-and-career ready. Our internships will:


Improve student achievement and school attendance
Reduce discipline-related issues
Develop next-generation leaders
Enable students to explore career options
Provide networking opportunities
Guide career paths
Enhance resume
Provide mentors

Business Benefits

Enhance recruitment
Gain fresh ideas
Meet organization needs
Develop future workforce
Increase company profile
Strengthen community awareness of the company’s brand
Help students become employable and better citizens