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KTECH students receive certifications at graduation

Updated: May 27, 2022

Six KTECH students from Class 16 walked across the stage Friday afternoon and received their Mechatronics certifications, completing a 16-week journey to better themselves.

Isaiah Blue, Ryan Demos, Cristopher Hernandez-Kinney, Mac McMurray, Milos Rastovac and Jennifer Spiewak all received their Mechatronics certifications at Friday’s ceremony.

Isaiah Blue, who had the top scores in his KTECH class, received the James Palmer Lindberg Jr. Trajectory Award. Calhoun Community College interim President Dr. Jimmy Hodges also presented him with a two-year scholarship.

One student walked across the stage with a job already lined up. Cristopher Hernandez-Kinney is set to begin work soon as a maintenance technician at Bocar US in Huntsville.

In addition to the KTECH graduates, five KTECH VR Academy students received certifications in virtual reality. Henley Baron, Riley Fitzpatrick, Josh Reed, Madelyn Saxby and Henry Sithole all received certifications. They are the second beta class for KTECH VR, which opens to the public this fall.

Madison Mayor and KTECH Ambassador Paul Finley was the speaker at Friday’s graduation. KTECH Class 14 graduate Michael Williams also spoke to the students. Williams is employed as a multi-skill maintenance technician and Mazda Toyota Manufacturing.

KTECH is thankful for its workforce sponsors, BAE Systems, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, Regions Foundation, ERC Helping Hands, The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, the City of Madison, and the Madison County Commission.

With Friday’s graduation, KTECH has awarded 278 certifications in Mechatronics, Robotics, Solid Edge, Soldering and Virtual Reality since 2015.

The deadline to apply for Mechatronics for the fall session is July 1.

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