Congratulations and welcome to RPM (Reaching Potential Through Manufacturing) for the 2022-2023 school year! The RPM program is a partnership between the Richmond County School System and Textron Specialized Vehicles (E-Z-GO). The faculty and staff are delighted to have your child with us and look forward to an exciting school year. It is our hope that this school year will be successful and productive.
As you know, students are required to attend school each day in order to work their four hour shift. In addition, students must be at least 16 years of age and pass a drug screening to be employed. Since you are receiving this letter, you have completed and met all requirements to be a Textron employee and a member of RPM.
Orientation for all RPM students and their parents/guardians are held at the RPM facility prior to students starting the program. Times and dates of orientation will be provided by Mrs. Makowski following successful completion of a drug screening. The address for RPM is 2920 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, GA 30906. Attendance is mandatory. The orientation will cover an overview of TSV, safety, 1st day expectations, academic expectations, behavior expectations, and the signing of a few Textron HR documents. Please be aware that the documents will require a parent or legal guardian to sign if the student is under the age of 18. It is of the upmost importance that the student brings proper identification with them to the orientation.Also, during orientation students will receive steel-toed boots and a RPM T-shirt. Orientation is designed to prepare students for the first day of work and class starting August 8th in addition to answering any remaining questions or concerns.
• All students must attend school daily to be eligible for work
• RPM students will be paid an hourly rate of $10.00 an hour– Additional income will be available through attendance bonus. Details will be provided on the first day of work.
• Students will be paid weekly
Teamwork and collaboration are essential and we look forward to working with you to ensure your child’s success. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to any aspect of your child’s education from the school or work standpoint, please feel free to contact the RPM facility any time.
Again, welcome to RPM for the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to working with you for a great and successful school year!
Dr. Jason S. Moore
The program mission is to help students gain extra motivation to graduate and enjoy better lives. By providing students with classroom instruction, on-the-job training, key work/life skills, mentoring, and employment opportunities, the RPM program helps them stay in school, graduate, and go on to become successful, productive members of society.
“Building Brighter Futures”