AWS certificates

Displaying their AWS certificates are: Front: Trevor Cutlip (Jr, Loudonville), David Alvis (Jr, Ashland), Earl Strickling (Jr, Ashland), Nathaniel Young (Jr. Ashland), Logan Neely (Sr, Loudonville). Rear: Dayne Kline (Jr, Loudonville), Nolan Portz (Sr, Loudonville), Dylan Landon (Jr, West Holmes), Karl Humrichouser (Jr, West Holmes), Colton Bishop (Jr, Hillsdale), Eric Woodard (Jr, Ashland), Luke Brown (Jr, home school), Carson Coffman (Jr, Ashland), Bryan Martin (Jr, Loudonville)

ASHLAND -- Fourteen students in Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing (RAM) program have earned certifications from the American Welding Society (AWS) for their submitted welding samples.

These young men also have qualified for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 cards. As part of the RAM curriculum, they are working toward other certifications in Fanuc Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Parker Fluid Power, and Fanuc & Motoman Robotics.

In addition, six of these students are pursuing College Credit Plus (CCP) credits as they plan to continue their education via North Central State College’s Tuition Freedom Scholarships.

The Career Center’s RAM program works closely with area businesses and industries to provide the training future workers need to grow the area’s business/industrial base. The training these students are receiving puts them a step ahead as they graduate high school and go on to productive careers or to higher education.