Tomorrow's Engineers

Southwire Engineering Academy | A Public-Private Partnership

The Southwire Engineering Academy (SWEA) is a cooperative internship program for 11th- and 12th-grade Carrollton High School STEM program students. Developed by Southwire Company and Carrollton City Schools, SWEA promotes achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while enabling students to apply these disciplines in a real-world manufacturing setting.

Real World Engineering

SWEA students apply engineering principles and critical thinking to solve modern manufacturing challenges.

Engineering Possibilities

Daily interaction with the best minds in the industry gives students a view into a world of educational and career possibilities.

A Sustainable Solution

The demand for science, technology, engineering and math skills, collectively known as STEM, and the constant supply of real-world business challenges make SWEA an effective and sustainable model.

A Day In The Life

From the moment they arrive at Southwire, they are treated like a real Southwire employee.

12:15 p.m.

Arriving at Southwire

They join their assigned team and are greeted by their Project or Lead Project Engineer.

12:30 – 2:45 p.m.


The teams quickly review their ongoing engineering challenges and get to work.

3:00 p.m.

Clocking Out

It's now time to clean up workstations, record progress updates, clock out and head home.

@ 2012 Southwire Company |
One Southwire Drive | Carrollton, Georgia 30119