Chambers County Career Technical Center Industry Tours

on February 10, 2012

On Friday, February 3rd Kimberly Fuller hosted an Industry Tour for the Chambers County Career Technical School’s Industrial Maintenance Students. Fuller serves as the Existing Industry Specialist and Family Support Coordinator for the Chambers County Development Authority. Also in attendance for the tours were Chambers County Commissioners Joe Blanks, Rosa Dunn, and David Eastridge. Other students, whom hold official positions with student organizations such as FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and SKILLS USA, were also asked to attend the tours. The tour consisted of visits to four locations within the Chambers County Cusseta Industrial Park. The locations included AJIN USA, Leehan America, Daedong Hi-lex of America, and Great Lakes Metal Stamping. At each location, the students were given a brief description of the company and the parts manufactured there. After the company overview, the students were given a tour of the facility. Meet and greets with current employees and upper management officials also took place during the tour of each location. “I appreciate the continued support to our organization from all of the companies in Chambers County. We could not host these events without their cooperation” stated Fuller. The Industrial Maintenance Program at the Career Technical Center allows students to learn introductions into CNC programming, Robotics, mechanical engineering, or aerospace engineering which are used every day in the industrial manufacturing work setting. Career Opportunities for students with backgrounds in these fields include Maintenance Worker, Machinist, CNC programmer, Tool and Die, Millwright, Robotics Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer. This program offers students the ability to become familiar with these job categories and to make the decision whether they would like to puruse them further. An attractive feature of the Industrial Maintenance program at Chambers County Career Technical Center are the opportunities for students to dual enroll in college classes, enabling them to earn college credits while still in high school. Dual enrollment opportunities are available for students at either West Georgia Technical College or Southern Union State Community College. Students choosing to attend Southern Union may also articulate coursework to postsecondary. “The tour was a creative way to get these students into the industries to truly see that what they are learning in class is helping them gain real life, hands on experience. I was honored to have the opportunity to mentor 17 ambitious, smart, and driven high school students for the day”, Fuller said. “This experience also gave the students the opportunity to learn what characteristics companies look for when they are hiring employees.” The Career Technical School located in Lafayette, AL has expanded its programs to now offer Chamber County School system high school junior and seniors 8 learning opportunities. These programs include: Cosmetology, Building Construction, Automotive Technology, Horticulture, Health Science, Environmental Management, Information Technology, and Business/Marketing. The CCDA plans to continue building their relationship with the Career Technical School and looks forward to new opportunities the future will hold. These students are not the leaders of tomorrow but rather the leaders of today. It is our job to nurture them to become the best people they can be. By: Kimberly Fuller, Existing Industry & Family Support

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