Partnership with Whitley County Schools
Microtech has been a long-time supporter of the FWCS Career Academy Co-op program. In addition to FWCS, this semester Microtech has also partnered with Whitley County Consolidated Schools to offer a Work-based Learning Internship, providing an opportunity to introduce Whitley County students to medical device welding. The students participating will receive academic credits for successfully completing the internship.
The core standards of this program encourage participants to explore their skills and abilities related to career development, understand workplace practices, and develop their resume. Some of the tasks the interns will focus on include training and practice exercises related to welding processes such as assembly and tacking, TIG and laser welding, shipping and receiving, and product inspection. Many of Microtech's welders started out as interns or co-op students from FWCA Career Academy; Microtech is proud to have been involved in programs with the local community for over 25 years!