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Guthrie visits Tech. Center

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November 15, 2013

Rep. Brett Guthrie recently made a stop at the Grayson County Technology Center to tour the district’s new Computerized Manufacturing and Machining program and visit with industry representatives.


The idea for the program sprang from quarterly Plant Managers meetings, hosted by Leitchfield-Grayson County Industrial Development.


Joel Bernard of Mid-Park initiated discussions with Superintendent Barry Anderson and Board of Education members, who quickly gave a green light to the project.


Mid-Park and other industry partners such as MTD have been generous in their financial and in-kind support. They have also provided their expertise to get the classes up and running in a real-world, applied learning environment.


With a manufacturing background himself, Guthrie praised the cooperation demonstrated by the partnership to provide high-demand, high-wage skills for students, and create a skilled workforce for local jobs.