Students in the Industrial Technology (IMT) program at the Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning how to prepare, lay, and finish concrete construction. Mr. Gary Karr, Industrial Technology instructor at the CFI, spoke of the diverse elements involved in training a multi-skilled technician. “Our program provides students with the opportunity to develop electrical knowledge, residential wiring skills, knowledge of motor control systems and operations, programmable logic control systems with automation found in advanced manufacturing plants, welding technology with skills development in TIG, MIG, and Stick metal fabrication processes, as well as construction education,” said Karr
“Our integrated academic and technical education model provides students with the opportunity to contextualize learning, to complete project-based learning activities, and to make application of academic knowledge to their career pathway,” remarked Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal. The IMT program is nationally accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to earn national certification as an electrical technician. Students can earn up to 22 college credits for completing the IMT program through an established matriculation agreement with Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.