Trenton Nichols, a 12th-grade student in the Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI), received official notice from the Kentucky Department of Housing, Building, and Construction that he earned certification as a Journeyman Plumber. As a third-year student in the IMT program, Trenton has completed coursework and training in Electrical Technology, Motor Control Systems, Construction to include HVAC and Plumbing, Programmable Logic Controls for automation, and Welding Technology. In addition to his training at the CFI, Trenton earned his Electrical Technician certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research as well as his OSHA-10 safety certification. Trenton is currently completing a cooperative placement with a local construction firm, whereby he was able to record his work hours and utilize them along with other supervised work hours toward earning Journeyman Plumber certification.
Trenton is a proud member of the South Laurel High School Class of 2020. Mr. Gary Karr, the IMT program coordinator, spoke highly of Trenton’s work ethic, willingness to learn, and his high level of technical proficiency. Dr. James Davis, CFI Principal, remarked, “We are very proud of Trenton and the training provided in our IMT program. We are pleased to have work-based learning opportunities provided for our students, with cooperative placements with our area business and industry partners." Great job Trenton!