Contact me by e-mail at:
Contact me during office hours, by appointment at:
3 PM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday
I am also available through the Center for Innovation, the number is:
606.862.5580, and ask to speak to Mr. Karr.
My name is Gary D. Karr, and I am the Laurel County Center for Innovation (C.F.I.) Instructor for Industrial Maintenance Technology.
I am a licensed electrician (EE),and have an Associate's Degree in General Occupational and Technical Studies from Somerset Community College. I worked as a technician for approximately eight years, during which I have learned skills such as safety, tool usage, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, forklift repair, and more. I hold certifications in several of the aforementioned areas, but my concentration is on electrical installation and repairs.
Also, I am currently in the process of completing my Bachelor's Degree in Career and Technical Education from Eastern Kentucky University to be able to be better serve the students of Laurel County.
Students that join IMT at the CFI, can expect to learn the following:
* PPE and Safety.
* Tool Selection and Usage.
* Basic Construction and Demolition.
* Basic Electrical Construction.
* Basic Blueprint and Schematic Reading.
* Industrial Motor Control Installation and Troubleshooting.
* Programming PLCs (Industrial Computers).
* Basic Instruction in SMAW, MIG, and TIG welding.
* Leadership and Soft-Skills Training.
* Resume and Interview Training.
* And more.
We currently offer two pathways for IMT, the first being a nationally-certified Electrical Technician Level One through the National Center for Construction Education and Research, the NCCER. The second pathway is a hybrid Electrical Engineering path in which students will blend design principles in Engineering with Mrs. Chandra Lawson, and electrical essentials with Mr. Gary Karr.
The Industrial Technology Program is also a proud partner with Southeast Community Technical College which allows us the opportunity to offer upwards of 23 College Credit Hours to our successful students.