Cap America, Inc. (PPAI 111597) hosted Southeast Missouri State University students participating in a job shadowing experience organized by the university’s President’s Leadership Academy. Twenty students participated in the experience at the Fredericktown supplier, with degree plans ranging from international studies to finance.

“The promotional products industry is a wonderful career field that many young students and future leaders are not aware of,” says Mark Gammon, chief operating officer and president. “By hosting this Business Learning Community, we are able to educate these future professionals about the industry we all know and love.”

Cap America’s Human Resources Director Sarah Burgin adds, “This opportunity is an excellent way for these students to learn about our industry as well as possible internships in the near future. Our company is growing, and we look forward to welcoming young, new talent to our team and into our industry.”

The students first toured the facility, then broke into smaller groups to shadow different leaders of various departments, including human resources, finance, marketing, graphic design, overseas operations, production and purchasing. Afterwards, the students met once again with company leadership for a question-and-answer session and to enjoy refreshments before returning to campus.