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CFI Learning Welding Technology Skils

Students in the Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are utilizing the Lincoln equipped welding lab to develop their skills in a higher-wage, in-demand career under the direction of Mr. Gary Karr, IMT program coordinator.  “Our students are learning the safety and work production fundamentals in MIG, TIG, and Arc welding processes.  Students who participate in the three-year program are provided comprehensive training in electrical systems, motor controls, residential construction, air conditioning and plumbing technology, as well as programming logic controls (PLC’s),” remarked Gary Karr.  CFI Principal, Dr. James Davis explained that “major employers in advanced manufacturing are recruiting IMT graduates to become employed team members with their companies in recent months.”  

The IMT program is accredited through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).   Students who successfully complete the three-year program are eligible to earn national certification as an electrical technician through the NCCER.  Additionally, students who successfully complete the program can earn up to 22 college credits through a partnership with Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.  For more information about the IMT program and how to become a student in the program contact Mr. Gary Karr at 862-5580.

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