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Cristina Llamas-Gonzalez, a Human Resources (HR) Apprentice, is building her network, gaining hands-on job experience, and making her mark at Plastic Recycling Inc. 

“I’m following HR professionals. I have multiple mentors here. I absolutely love it,” said Llamas-Gonzalez. And through projects like leading the digital transformation of the HR department, analyzing employee data, and developing debriefs for members of the leadership team, she’s already gained invaluable experience in the professional world.  

For her employer, her apprenticeship has been just as beneficial. 

Plastic Recycling Inc elevated Cristina’s “innovative thinking, ability to connect with our workforce, strong work ethic, and commitment to making PRI a better place” as keys to her success at their company. Being bilingual, she has also become an outstanding advocate for their Spanish speaking teammates. 

Her infusion of positive energy and exceptional contributions within her organization have made waves within the broader apprenticeship community as she was recently honored with the Work-based Learner of the Year award at the 2024 Indiana Work-Based Learning Conference. 

Through her experiences as an apprentice in the HR space, Cristina is currently pursuing a career in employment law. No matter which path Cristina takes after high school, she’s actively building her future with the Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP).  

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