The Cartersville High School Audio/Video Technology (AV) pathway is set to receive a major upgrade over the summer. Thanks to a $20,000 donation from Aquafil USA, AV students will now be able to produce their campus-based shows and community-focused features in a professional green room. With this generous donation Aquafil is proud to provide enhanced education opportunities for Cartersville students and support the development of a talented, creative and skilled future workforce.

“Over the past 15 years Aquafil has been an unwavering supporter of the Cartersville education system,” says Rob Rebello, executive vice president of operations for Aquafil USA. “We take great pride in our past contributions in establishing a STEM Lab and the National Honor Society at Cartersville Elementary School. Our most recent donation serves as a testament to our continued dedication to fostering excellence in education and enriching our community through high school initiatives. We look forward to future opportunities to further enhance and support the outstanding community where we work and reside.”

The CHS AV pathway provides students with experience in a high-wage, high-demand career field, as well as transferrable skills to a wide range of industries. With the thriving film industry in Georgia and the importance of embedded film opportunities in industrial settings, students can use this skillset and the experience gained to get a job right out of high school or extend their learning in college. The donation from Aquafil is intended to provide students the opportunity to foster their creativity, critical thinking, technical skills and help them build a foundation for their future careers.

Tyler Putnam, who has taught the award-winning AV pathway for the past seven years, believes this opportunity will provide students with a unique experience. He said, “I am very excited for the students to work in a studio of this caliber. The new production space will include professional teleprompters and related software, new studio cameras, and an interview area with a newsroom-style desk along with other professional grade equipment. Our plan to produce a live studio show called Hurricane Nation, covering general news from the school and the district as well as deep dives into other student-related activities, is the first project on a long list of possibilities. Aquafil is helping us achieve our goal of providing students with dynamic, exceptional learning opportunities and options.”

About The Aquafil Group

The Aquafil Group is a leading manufacturer of synthetic fibers committed to doing its part to propel the design industry into a circular economy. In 2011, the ECONYL® Regeneration System was created after years of research and development and the idea to turn our waste problem into a solution. ECONYL nylon empowers designers to create new products, collections and projects without tapping into new resources. It is used by more than 2,500 brands across fashion, carpet, interiors and automotive industries. The Group is present in eight countries and in three different continents, with more than 2,800 employees at 20 production sites located in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Thailand, China, Patagonia and Japan.

About Cartersville City School System

Cartersville City School System is a public school district accredited by Cognia and serves nearly 4,700 students. The system is comprised of four schools: one primary school, one elementary school, one middle school and one high school.