Coordinator: Tiffany Stonecipher
The Muscle Shoals Career Academy has partnered with Lyons HR to establish the Pathfinder Alabama program. This innovative work-based learning program places some of the best and brightest students at MSCA in paid internships that reflect their career interests and skills training. The Pathfinder Program has been recognized by the Alabama State Department of Education as a model for all high schools in the state.
Several local companies have partnered with the school including Helen Keller Hospital, ECM Hospital, Shoals Hospital, G & G Steel, MS Metal Solutions, Navistar, North American Lighting, Shoals Hospital, and Tasus. Current job titles of these students include industrial engineering technicians, equipment engineering technicians, assembly technicians, patient care technicians, and welders. Students typically work 4 to 5 days per week during the semester, earn a paycheck, and receive a high school credit for their efforts. Lyons HR provides liability insurance for these students.