GapVax Promotes Industry Careers With Student Tour of Pennsylvania Facility

The Tribune-Democrat recently featured GapVax's Johnstown, Pennsylvania, facility, as it hosted a tour for 15 students from Forest Hills High School who were considering the vacuum truck manufacturer as a possible career choice.

GapVax partnered with the high school via The Challenge Program's Students in the Workplace initiative. The program connects schools with area businesses and so far has involved around 20 school districts.

With such a small hiring pool in the area, GapVax has struggled to find employees, so the company took its opening to introduce students to the variety of its good-paying jobs. 

“This was a huge opportunity for the region,” GapVax purchasing manager Mike Leonard told The Tribune-Democrat. “We can’t find enough skilled laborers and tradesmen.”

After putting on PPE, the students were led through various divisions within the company and introduced to jobs within GapVax's mechanical, electrical, painting, assembling, quality control and marketing departments.

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