Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Cody Mooneyhan's culinary students prepared food for the signing.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Cody Mooneyhan's culinary students prepared food for the signing.

Two Grayson County High School graduates are the first to receive jobs in technical fields right after high school thanks to the vocational school's Career and Technical Education programs and were celebrated with a signing ceremony Thursday morning.

Kenneth Angus has been hired as a mechanic at Site-Safe. He is certified in automotives and diesel.

Site-Safe specializes in the maintenance and sales of crash cushions and TMA solutions and is a full service Work Zone safety company with services ranging from sales, rentals, installation, maintenance, and repair of work zone safety, barrier/barricades, and intelligent traffic systems.

Hunter Bradley has been hired as a welder at Innovative Access Solutions. He is certified in aluminum and steel welding.

IAS produces ergonomic aluminum ladders and custom access solutions, a variety of truck trailer access products and provides safe access products in a variety of industrial and commercial settings.

"This is a celebration of our Career and Technical Education program," GCHS Assistant Principal Matt Hayes said.

The two are the first GCHS CTE graduates to secure a job right after high school. They were certified in their fields after completing the program for those career pathways, including co-op work at both of their new employers during their senior year of high school.

"Just like athletes, these students worked hard and used their education to go right into the work force," said Hayes. "We are able to provide those skill sets through the CTE program."

Bradley and Angus both said they are nervous but excited to start their new careers. They were joined by family and representatives from their companies. The Culinary students also made a meal for the celebration.