Students recognized for completing two year tech program
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- High school graduation is still a few days away, however, on Thursday in Lowndes County more than two dozen students heard their names called during an honors ceremony.
The students were recognized for completing a two-year tech program at the Lowndes County Career Technical Center.
Throughout the program, students received hands-on experience in things such as industrial maintenance, welding, and construction, just to name a few.
The Forge Foundation Inc. partnered with the Lowndes County School District for the ceremony.
Forge said the program is as a great tool for those who are looking to jump straight into the workforce after high school.
“We recruit them and just let them know that college isn’t for everybody, so if they want to stop right here, we will accept them, come work for us,” said Christee Holbrook, who works with Graham Roofing Inc. “All of us are looking for employees, good employees, and employees that have these skills.”
The students who were awarded during the ceremony take academic classes at Caledonia, New Hope, and West Lowndes Schools.