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Caden Behel, January ATCTC Student of the Month

ATCTC Student of the Month: Caden Behel

Congratulations to Allen Thornton’s Student of the Month for January: Caden Behel. Caden is a senior from Rogers High School who has been a student in the ATCTC Welding program for the past two years. As a dual-enrolled student in Mr. Wesley Heathcoat’s welding program, Caden will earn his short-term certificate at the end of the semester and upon graduation will be ready to enter the workforce and pursue his goals of gaining employment with the Pipefitter’s Local and hopefully one day retire as a Certified Welding Inspector!

Caden has been actively involved in SkillsUSA, finishing in 3rd place at state competitions last year. He also plans to participate in this year’s competitions at NWS-CC and state SkillsUSA.

Mr. Heathcoat has been very impressed with Caden’s work ethic and says he is very deserving of this honor. He has a great attitude and is always willing to do whatever is asked of him and to help others in class. Congratulations to Caden!

Amy Bolding with her Project Lead the Way Teacher of the Year Award

Alabama PLTW Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to ATCTC's Mrs. Amy Bolding who was named Alabama's PLTW Engineering Teacher of the Year!! Mrs. Bolding was honored at a luncheon at Auburn University on January 22, 2018. She was also recognized for her accomplishment by the Lauderdale County Board of Education on January 30, 2018.

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The Lauderdale County School System has partnered with workforce leaders in the Shoals area to do everything possible to provide trained and qualified Lauderdale County students to the local workforce. To that end, we are creating an archive of videos that spotlight various employers in the Shoals, so prospective student employees can get an in-depth look at those selected work places. Our Business Spotlight Video library is listed below. If you would like for your business to be spotlighted with a video, contact Leta Bishop or Brandi Walton, career coaches for Lauderdale County School System, at 760-1300.

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