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Butler Tech partners with P&G Aspire for student mentorship


Ninety-one students from around Butler County will kick-off a multi-month mentorship, paired with nearly seventy P&G employees who will serve as mentors.

The students were initially introduced to the P&G Aspire program through a partnership with Butler Tech’s Workforce Services Department where they engaged in hands-on activities similar to technical careers they may encounter as a researcher for P&G. Through these experiences the students were introduced to the mentorship opportunity. Students were then chosen to participate as mentees with P&G employees who will help guide them in their educational and career goals, including pursuing apprenticeship opportunities. Juniors will have the opportunity to become paid interns for P&G during the summer, while seniors could have the opportunity to secure full-time employment as an entry-level Associate Researcher, yielding a salary of $50,000 a year, plus benefits.

“Utilizing business partnerships to further the careers of our students benefits everyone involved,” shared Marni Durham, Assistant Superintendent of Butler Tech.  “The community solidifies local talent that drives the economy, the company secures an employee base and the students have the opportunity for a lifelong journey in a solid company like P&G.”

The Butler Tech and P&G Aspire organizers emphasized that the mentoring is a commitment to a personal relationship where both mentor and mentee give something of themselves to each other to develop, mutually grow, and contribute to each other’s success. This was evident as Wade Johnson, Butler Tech Mechatronics graduate with the Class of 2022, shared his experience with the P&G Aspire program last year and discussed being hired by P&G after going