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“Knox County Career Center’s Building Trades Program Makes History”

Mount Vernon, OH – Knox County Career Center’s (KCCC) Building Trades program
made history this week. Seniors and juniors in the Building Trades program were the first career
center in the nation to receive Solar Field Installation Training by Laborers Local 1216 and the
Ohio Laborers Training Center.

Students learned how to erect solar field structures and how to install panels. Juniors
were trained in the morning and seniors were trained in the afternoon. Both groups received
expert instruction and training.

Lane Warner, senior in Building Trades, commented, “It was a great opportunity to get a
feel for what’s out there in our industry. It was a really good experience for everyone.”
Colby Clippinger, KCCC’s Building Trades instructor, added, “We appreciate our
business partners keeping our career center and students on the cutting edge of training and

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