This past week three Plumbing and Pipefitting students at Elmore County Technical Center were recognized for obtaining employment thanks to training they received at the school.
Judson Sweatt (Senior at Holtville High) is going to work for Jimmy Day Plumbing; Greggory Armstrong (Junior with E.D.G.E. Virtual Program) is going to work with Comfort Systems USA; and Zach Reed (Senior at Wetumpka High) is already working for J & J Improvement and Mike Reed Plumbing.
May 8, 2019 was SKILLS USA Signing Day, sponsored by Klein Tools, and it was held in the board room of the Elmore County School Board Office.
Most people have heard of Signing Days for Athletics, but this program was a twist on that, giving recognition to three Technical Center students who have excelled and already have a career opportunity before them, even before they graduate high school.
Dr. Jimmy Hull is the Director of ECTC and stressed the immediate and imperative needs for workers who are skilled in a trade. The old adage that all students must go to a University to make a career is false, he said. Area businesses desperately need well-trained people in a variety of fields to hit the ground running and fill open positions.