March 21, 2023
With a company slogan of “Doing for Better,” Giro Pack, Inc. has collaborated with Southeastern Technical College to form scholarship funding for industrial program students.
Giro Pack, Inc. Plant Manager Marino Pobo said, “We have a factory here in Vidalia. For months, we have discussed establishing a scholarship in collaboration with Southeastern Technical College as a recruitment tool and a way to incorporate additional talent into our production plant. We are excited to see it become a reality.”
Giro Pack is a family business that manufactures and distributes packaging solutions for the fruit and vegetable sectors. Giro Pack has become one of the leading companies in packaging and labeling solutions through its wide range of products, the quality of its team, and continuous innovation. They are committed to sustainability in supplying products worldwide. Giro Pack has operated for 27 years in the United States, with industrial processes based in Vidalia, Georgia. The company was founded almost 100 years ago in Badalona, Spain.
“I am confident that this partnership will benefit both Giro Pack and Southeastern Technical College as we work together to provide STC students with valuable work experience within the Giro Pack organization. This scholarship funding offers help to cover some or all of the student’s educational expenses,” said Blythe Wilcox, executive director of institutional advancement at Southeastern Tech.
The Giro Pack, Inc. Scholarships will be awarded based on an applicant’s character, goals, financial need, and availability of funds. To receive a scholarship, students must: 1) possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency; 2) be enrolled in an industrial program of study full-time or part-time in a certificate, diploma, or degree program at Southeastern Technical College for the length of the scholarship; 3) have completed 50% or more of the program of study, and: 4) commit to work as an apprentice or an intern at Giro Pack Inc.
Students may apply for this and all STC Foundation scholarships through the STC Foundation website, https://www.southeasterntech.edu/foundation/.
Please contact Blythe Wilcox for further information at (912) 538-3147.
Photo: Giro Pack, Inc. Production Manager Lee Helms, Giro Pack, Inc. Plant Manager Marino Pobo, STC Executive Director for Institutional Advancement Blythe Wilcox, STC Vice President for Student Affairs Barry Dotson, and STC Director for Career Services Lance Helms