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WAAT Advisory Board

Key Stakeholders

for Wilson Academy of Applied Technology



Vision Statement

We, at WAAT, believe by bridging the gap between industry and education we will create the next generation of workforce-ready citizens and innovative thinkers.



WAAT Advisory Board Members

Our Advisory Board members serve as the liaison between the school and their respective companies. Their responsibility is to attend monthly meetings and help WAAT teachers create authentic industry experiences within their classrooms in order to minimize the amount of training time needed as our students enter the workforce.


Ardagh Group - Keith Montgomery Smithfield Farmland - Carey McKeithan
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations - Elmer Lynn Stephenson Millwork - Cary Kalamajka
Construct - Jon Barbee & Keith Currie UTC Aerospace Systems - Tyler Wiggs & Ray Winslow
Fresenius Kabi - Anthony Barrett Weener Plastics - Ryan Gladieux, Anglie Parnell, & Charles Price
Greenlight - Brittany Smith Wilson Community College - Margie Norfleet, Joshua Stevens, Wes Hill
Merck and Company - Andrea Peterson Purdue Pharmaceuticals - Roy Johansen

Ways our Advisory Board provides for WAAT students and staff:

monetary and/or equipment donations ~ field trips ~ job shadowing experiences

panel discussions & guest speakers ~ industry knowledge & experience