Eastman Chemical Company is seeking student candidates for a work-based learning program open to high school students.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Eastman Chemical Company is seeking applicants for its 2023 Workplace Learning Program, which is open to students from Dobyns-Bennett and West Ridge High Schools.

As part of the program, now in its second year, Eastman provides students with work assignments that allow them to gain skills and experience. Students work in three areas: fire equipment inspection and testing, metal shop fabrication, and production packaging.

Students work four-hour shifts each weekday during the school semester and earn $15 per hour. According to Eastman, in addition to the experience, students also receive coaching and feedback from front-line managers.

The company says there are 10 students currently enrolled in the program. Eastman is now seeking candidates for the Spring and Fall 2023 semesters.

Students who are interested in the program are encouraged to speak with their school counselor for more information about the program and how to apply.

Although the program is currently only available to Dobyns-Bennett and West Ridge students, Eastman says he plans to expand to other high schools in the near future.