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May 22--  Vidalia's Wardlaw Brothers are lending their considerable talents to help the Southeastern Early College and Career Academy attract students to careers in manufacturing.

{mosimage}David Yarborough is Southeastern Tech's lead economic developer and he hopes a music-video shot on location in Toombs County Tuesday will encourage students to sign up for a new course starting this August.

"It's mainly for high school juniors and seniors and we're just trying to get the word to them and hopefully they be interested enough to look into the Certified Manufacturing Specialist program we'll be starting at the Career Academy this coming August," Yarborough reports.

A local manufacturer championing the course is Andy Kimbell with Truax Veneer.

"The student is going to learn everything from lean manufacturing to work flow, hydraulics, electrical, pneumatics and all of the aspects of manufacturing. Then they have a chance at interviewing for jobs in this area from all of the supporting manufacturers and they'll definitely have a leg up on getting those jobs," he believes.

Yarborough hopes the music-video will help attract at least 20 students to the new course and he's happy the Wardlaw Brothers could help.

"They're good for our community and they're from our community, so we wanted to give them an opportunity to represent our community in manufacturing," he said.