CONYERS - Lexicon Technologies in Conyers was awarded the Georgia Department of Education's Unique Business Partnership Award. The state award follows two Rockdale County Public Schools Work Based Learning awards Lexicon won earlier this year for Business Partner of the Year and Supervisor of the Year.
Lexicon and RCPS were chosen as dual winners based on their Work-Based Learning (WBL) partnership educating students in information technology, electronics, engineering and broadcast video production.
"We want our students to have the opportunity to graduate with an advantage, whether they go into the military, pursue higher education, or enter the workforce," says Superintendent Richard Autry. "Having partners such as Lexicon provides that advantage. We are grateful for their commitment to our school system and our community. They, and all of our work-based learning partners, are making an immeasurable difference not only in the lives of children, but generations to come."
Lexicon has developed and managed electronics and engineering high school apprenticeship programs in areas including Information Technology, electronics, engineering - and now broadcast video - for nearly a decade, and has reinforced that commitment through a partnership with RCPS.
"Working with students is immensely rewarding," said VP of Operations Dave Word. "We've noticed a tremendous growth in their skills, and they've even taught us a thing or two."
Kevin Jones, Michael Sorenson and Nate Whaley, the three RCPS electronics apprentices, all elected to continue working with Lexicon beyond their apprenticeship and into the summer. Now two new apprentices join the team, while Sorenson has accepted a part-time position with Lexicon as prepares for his first year at college.
RCPS WBL Program and Lexicon expanded their partnership beyond the repair floor when Lexicon Studios opened earlier this year. Returning WBL apprentices Ellie Thompson and Makyle Wilkerson now hold leadership roles within the studio, completely managing all aspects of video production from concept to launch.
Lexicon provides maintenance solutions for information technology including tablets, smartphones, printers, point-of-sale systems, automated kiosks, barcode devices and security equipment. With maintenance programs designed for organizations throughout the US, Lexicon services retail, education - including warranties of RCPS laptops and tablets, healthcare, government, transportation and technology industries.