Tanner Smith (pictured above) and other students in the Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning to construct residential electrical circuits under the direction and supervision of Mr. Gary Karr, instructor and IMT program coordinator. Karr spoke of the importance of students demonstrating technical skills along with developing a work ethic. Those are two of the various student learning expectations and outcomes that characterize the very successful program now in its 6th year of operation.
“I am ecstatic about the success the IMT program has enjoyed under the leadership of Mr. Karr,” said Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal. The IMT program, accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), provides students with the opportunity to earn national certification as an Electrical Technician, the opportunity to earn OSHA-10 Safety Certification, college credits, and work-based learning experiences with area employers. “The program boasts a very high transition readiness rate with the vast majority of students meeting the state established career readiness standards