COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Our Advance Testing family is passionate about helping others and improving the communities where we live and work. Through community service, strategic partnerships and community investment, we aim to create positive, sustainable change. By giving our resources and ourselves, we build stronger communities.

Advance Testing Company Mentorship Program

For more than 20 years, Advance Testing has supported an innovative mentorship/intern program that has been a recognized success in the business and academic world. Our mentorship program is an extension of our dedication to innovation and the pursuit of education.

The paid 8-week experience is built for high school and college students to gain real-world work experience and valuable hands-on training in the field of construction materials testing and inspection. The focus has been on working with candidates from the minority, disadvantaged segment with the goal of improving opportunities for entering the workforce in a meaningful way.

Advance Testing Company Mentorship Program

For more than 20 years, Advance Testing has supported an innovative mentorship/intern program that has been a recognized success in the business and academic world. Our mentorship program is an extension of our dedication to innovation and the pursuit of education.

The paid 8-week experience is built for high school and college students to gain real-world work experience and valuable hands-on training in the field of construction materials testing and inspection. The focus has been on working with candidates from the minority, disadvantaged segment with the goal of improving opportunities for entering the workforce in a meaningful way.

Mentorship Program Mission

To provide a unique opportunity for disadvantaged youth to enter the workforce and equip them with the confidence, experience, tools needed for future success.

Outline of the Mentorship Program

The program begins with an initial interview with each student during which goals and expectations for both the student and Advance Testing are reviewed.

  • Transportation is provided from students’ respective schools to Advance Testing.
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided during the workday which begins at 8 AM and ends at 3 PM.
  • Students in the program are compensated with salaries at a higher-than-minimum wage rate.
  • The program includes company and safety orientation during the first several days, continual refinement of real world “soft” skills for the workplace and job seeking, and technical training specific to Advance Testing’s scope of services and mission.
  • Technical training includes classroom instruction, practical lab tutorials, and testing in accordance with internationally developed test methods.
  • After the three-week training program, each candidate is treated as a full-time employee and is provided with a company ID card, business cards and work attire.
  • Students are immersed in the workplace with mentors and supervisors, and participate in company meetings and programs in open communication with Advance Testing’s senior-level staff.
  • As the program completion nears, students meet with Advance Testing’s business staff to draft a professional resume in which they are provided guidance in assembling a document that includes details of their experience, and can be used in future career pursuits.

At the conclusion of the 8-week program, there is a company-wide graduation ceremony where each candidate receives a certificate of completion, a scholarship for use towards the continuing education pursuit of their choice, and commendations from several of the region’s political and business representatives.

It is Advance Testing’s hope that as these students become future community and business leaders, they will pay it forward to future generations of students.

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CALL US

845.496.1600

OFFICE HOURS

7:00am – 5:00pm

Advance Testing’s services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.