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Industrial Maintenance students achieve success

The Industrial Maintenance Technology program at the Pikeville Campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College has a long running relationship with the Army Corps of Engineers in the area.
Recently a graduate of Industrial Maintenance went to work full time for the Corps of Engineers at Dewey Lake in their Maintenance Department. Another student soon began a co-op with the Corps at Flannigan and Pound Lakes in Virginia.
Last week two more Industrial Maintenance students were chosen for co-ops with the Corps of Engineers. These students, Tyler McCoy and Travis Coleman, are second-semester students of Industrial Maintenance at BSCTC.
Timmy Adams, co-oping at Flannigan and Pound Lakes, will be graduating in May and will go on to a full time position in Maintenance with the Corps.
Tyler McCoy has been hired at Dewey Lake in Floyd County and Travis Coleman at Fish Trap Lake in Pike County. These jobs are excellent positions with potential to reach $35 per hour with retirement and other benefits.
Relationships such as these with local industry make the Industrial Maintenance Technology program at BSCTC so good for the students that graduate from it. They can obtain good jobs close to home and be assured of a good future for themselves and their families. The Industrial Maintenance Technology program maintains relationships with all areas of industry such as Kellogg's Baking Co, Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, Community Trust Bank, the local mining industry, local machine shops and manufacturing companies, as well as the Army Corps of Engineers.
Industrial Maintenance Technology teaches students all aspects of industrial machinery including Machine Shop, Welding, Mechanical Drive Systems, Hydraulics, and Advanced Electrical Systems. The maintenance and repair of industrial machines is critical to any company and these Industrial Maintenance Technology students leave the program with an excellent knowledge of both.
For more information about the Industrial Maintenance Tech program you can contact Charles K. Moore at the Pikeville Campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College at (606)218-1244 or by e-mail charlesk.moore@kctcs.edu.
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