Jayden Jackson, Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) student at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI), is currently employed by Tree Doctors as a component of the Cooperative Placement course. Jayden is earning high school credit while developing workforce-ready skills. “I am proud of Jayden and his demonstration of skills development and work ethic,” remarked Mr. Gary Karr, IMT Program Coordinator.
Jayden discussed, “co-op means that I get the opportunity to work and receive additional training while being compensated and will be better prepared for the workforce after high school.” He has completed coursework in principles of electrical technology and is currently taking electrical motor controls and cooperative placement for credit in the IMT electrical technician pathway. “Jayden is pursuing national certification for Electrical Technician in our National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) accredited program at the CFI and is completing those assessment requirements throughout his senior year,” added Karr.
Senior ranked students that meet program qualifications and employer requirements may be eligible to participate in work-based learning programs. “The CFI has established a network of partnerships with area employers that allows our students to utilize classroom learning in real-world employment settings,” said Ms. Vickie Hobbs, Cooperative Placement Program Coordinator. “We are very proud of our IMT and Cooperative Placement programs, and the exceptional opportunities that it provides our students for career development,” stated Dr. James M. Davis, CFI Principal.