RYAM Partners with Coastal Pines Technical College to Launch Registered Apprenticeship Program

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and JESUP, Ga., March 5, 2024 – Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) and Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) have partnered to establish a registered apprenticeship, enhancing career opportunities in Jesup and surrounding areas. The signing event at RYAM's Jesup plant on March 5, 2024, inaugurates this collaboration, aiming to provide hands-on training and real-world experience. Coastal Pines will offer apprenticeships in Industrial System fields, blending classroom instruction with on-the-job training to equip students with essential skills. Lonnie Roberts, President of CPTC, expresses gratitude for RYAM's commitment, emphasizing the value of such partnerships in bridging education and industry.

“I am thankful to RYAM for this partnership. Their commitment to developing a workforce through apprenticeships not only enriches our educational opportunities, but also empowers our students with the first-hand skills and experiences that are vital for success in today’s workforce. It is a true demonstration of the effectiveness of partnerships between academia and industry.”, stated Lonnie Roberts, President of Coastal Pines Technical College.

“We look to this partnership to create a solid employee base where students learn in the classroom and on-site alongside those who are successful in their field. This apprenticeship also allows for investment in existing employees to build upon their knowledge and skills.” Kelly Shanklin, Manager, Public Relations, Jesup plant.

For more information about the registered apprenticeship program and job opportunities with RYAM through the Coastal Pines apprenticeship program, please contact Kimberly Burgess, Apprenticeship Coordinator, at kburgess@coastalpines.edu or visit www.coastalpines.edu.

About RYAM

RYAM is a global leader of cellulose-based technologies, including high purity cellulose specialties, a natural polymer commonly used in the production of filters, food, pharmaceuticals, and other industrial applications. The Company also manufactures products for paper and packaging markets. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada, and France, RYAM generated an estimated $1.6 billion of revenue in 2023. More information is available at www.RYAM.com.


Coastal Pines Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a multi-campus, two-year college in Southeast Georgia that supports the workforce development and lifelong learning needs of communities, businesses, and industries. Through traditional and distance delivery formats, the learner-centered College offers associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs; continuing education opportunities; adult education services; and customized training for economic advancement. More information is available at www.coastalpines.edu

RYAM Contacts

Ryan Houck 904-357-9134

Mickey Walsh 904-357-9162


Lauralee Beauregard 912-287-6598


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