Students in the Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program at the Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning about residential, commercial, and industrial electrical technology systems under the direction of Mr. Gary Karr, instructor at the CFI.
“The industrial technology program provides students with the opportunity to practice skills development in order to prepare for higher-wage, higher-demand career pathways such as electrical, construction, welding, as well as advanced manufacturing to include electrical motor controls and programmable logic controls,” said Karr. The program is nationally accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) which provides students who successfully complete the program the opportunity to earn certification as an electrical technician.
A number of current students are placed with local employers providing those students an opportunity to earn income. The students can develop career ready skills such as teamwork and communication while demonstrating the importance of work ethic. “We are pleased to work in collaboration with various business and industry partners in the region as we seek to meet their need for highly skilled technicians,” remarked Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal.
“Students can earn up to 22 college credits for completing the IMT program through an established matriculation agreement with Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College that can be applied to their Associate in Applied Science degree,” added Davis.
Pictured is Mr. Gary Karr, IMT instructor, providing instruction on electrical circuit systems at the CFI.