March 27, 2014

JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Eighty students from nine high schools that feed into the John A. Logan College district participated in the Third Annual Applied Technology Discovery Day on campus last Friday.

Each student attended two sessions from the following majors: auto service, auto collision, construction management, drafting and graphic design, electronics technology and industrial maintenance, heating and air conditioning, welding and Computer Numerical Control machine tool operations.

Participating instructors included: Keith Kendrick and Lee Rawson (auto service project of front end alignment); Joe and Paul Roach (auto collision project of airbrushing and pinstriping); Greg Walker and Mike DeMattei (construction management project of building layout leveling and concrete testing); Ron Parks (drafting and graphic design project featuring model and brochure development); Debbie Hess (electronics and industrial maintenance project featuring a solar power demonstration, Programmable Logic Control and robotics); Josh Huite and Shaun Harris (heating and air conditioning project featuring a geothermal operations demonstration and sheet metal fitting); Max Damron, Craig Van Etten and Robert Musgraves (welding and Computer Numerical Control tool operations featuring arc welding demonstrations, blueprint reading and basic mill and lathe operations).

Additionally, Marion High School senior Kyle Wells was awarded a full semester scholarship at JALC for next fall from a drawing held at the end of the day.

Greg Walker, construction management instructor and Applied Technologies Department Chair, said Discovery Day gives prospective JALC students a great opportunity to learn more about available programs at the college.

“It also gives students who are undecided about their career path a chance to explore new interests,” he said. “Discovery Day is a great event and the Applied Technology faculty look forward to it each year.”