Atlanta Catholic high school gets grant

GE’s Power Generation Services business donated $23,000 to Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School to help support the career development program the school offers.

Cristo Rey Atlanta focuses on high school students from less affluent families by offering a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, and it distinguishes its educational program with its Corporate Work Study Program. Each student works five days each month in entry-level clerical jobs at businesses such as law firms, hospitals and banks.

“We look forward to the students learning invaluable work skills such as how to communicate verbally and in writing, solve problems, manage time and deal with conflict,” said Paul McElhinney, president and CEO of GE’s Power Generation Services business.

Beginning in September, GE will host 12 Atlanta student interns, who will primarily support GE’s global operations organization.

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