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Franklin County Tech Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Industry Visits

In May, students from the Franklin County Career and Technology Center’s Machining Technology program participated in industry visits to various local businesses, gaining firsthand experience of the professional environment. The visits were organized with the help of the center’s Workforce Sponsors and partners, including Burnside America Inc., Castle Machine Company, and Loudon Industries Inc.

During these visits, the students were given VIP tours and had the opportunity to observe their fellow CareerTech students who are currently working in co-op positions or full-time roles at these companies. The hands-on exposure provided the students with valuable insights into potential career paths in the machining and technology sectors.

The Franklin County Career and Technology Center expressed gratitude towards their Workforce Sponsors and partners for their continued support and for hosting the students, which enhances their educational and professional development.

Photo Credits to Franklin County Career and Technology Center


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