White County CTE students earn industry certifications
By Kim Swindell Wood | January 7, 2019 7:35 am
White County High School Career and Technical Education students spent many hours working toward and earning National Industry Certifications in health science, construction, agriculture, and STEM. Students in agriculture, construction and health science worked to obtain an OSHA 10-hour General Industry Certification in their program of study. Judy Guth, health science teacher at WCHS, stated the certification covers OSHA guidelines for health careers, including hazardous communications, PPE, ergonomics, fire safety, emergency actions, and bloodborne pathogens.
The following students obtained their OSHA 10 – Health Sciences Certification: Jade Erickson, Kaitlyn Good, Hannah Spears, and Clayson Key. There were 27 students who earned their OSHA – 10 Certification in agriculture, and seven students have completed their OSHA -10 in construction.
STEM, construction, and mechatronics students at WCHS also completed training to obtain an industry certification in precision measurement instruments by Starrett and SNAP-ON. The certification demonstrates that each individual can use, calibrate, and correctly read precision measurement instruments to one-thousandth of an inch or to one-hundredth of a millimeter. Students were trained on the following tools in both English and metric readings: steel rule, tape, caliper, dial caliper, thickness gage, pitch gages, depth gages, micrometers, steel protractors, combination sets (angle measurements), and dial/bore gages. The training in this certification took 40 plus hours, and students had to pass labs, and exams for all six units to earn their industry certification.
The following students earned their Starrett/SNAP-ON Industry Certification in Precision Measurement Instruments: Benjamin Barry, Seth McCormack, Jesse Wright, Hunter Shaffer, David Kinser, Daniel Zahr, Colten Dunham, and Eric King. There will several students to finish and complete the certification during the spring semester.