Career Center Names Students of the Month

The Washington County Career Center honors its April Students of the Month, Cayley and Jason.


Cayley is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Electricity program. She is the daughter of Matt of Marietta and Vicki of Whipple.


At the Career Center, Cayley is a member the SkillsUSA youth organization. She has been on the Career Center’s Principal List, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll. At Fort Frye High School, she was active in FFA. In addition, Cayley was a member of 4-H for several years. As a Student Ambassador, she is responsible for acting as a liaison between the Career Center and Fort Frye High School. In addition, she is gaining leadership skills by promoting the Career Center during its recruitment process as well as giving tours and guidance at scheduled events and with incoming visitors.


Cayley has earned industry-recognized credentials for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER): Core & Level 1 as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – 10-Hour Training. Through College Credit Plus (CCP), she has earned both high school and college credit for the following academic courses: American National Government, College Algebra and English Composition. She is taking course offerings and learning skills for Commercial & Industrial Construction Electrical Systems, Construction Electrical Systems, Construction Safety & Crew Leadership, and Residential Electrical Systems. Electricity instructor, Jeff Canterbury, commented, “Cayley is kind, helpful and a very sharp student. She has established goals and will make a great electrician. Cayley is very deserving of this honor.”


Cayley currently is employed with Davis Pickering as a laborer through the Career Center’s Early Placement program. During her junior year, she interned with the IBEW Local 972 and plans to enter their apprenticeship program upon graduation.


Jason is a Waterford senior enrolled in the Masonry program, and he is the son of Bobby and Aimee of Waterford.


Jason is a member of the Career Center’s SkillsUSA youth organization. He holds the office of Treasurer for his technical program and has received awards for the Merit Roll. At Waterford High School, he is active in football and track and earned a Green Hand Degree through FFA. As a Student Ambassador, he is responsible for acting as a liaison between the Career Center and Waterford High School. In addition, he is gaining leadership skills by promoting the Career Center during its recruitment process as well as giving tours and guidance at scheduled events and with incoming visitors.


In his technical program, Jason has earned industry-recognized credentials for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – 10-Hour Training as well as National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) – Core. He is currently working on earning the NCCER – Level 1. Jason is taking course offerings and learning skills for: Concrete & Residential Masonry, Construction Safety & Crew Leadership, Construction Technology – Core & Sustainable Construction, and Masonry – Brick & Block. School Counselor, Cynthia Schwendeman, commented, “Jason is an outstanding student who is always helpful and considerate of his fellow classmates and staff. He will do anything asked of him with a smile!”


Jason plans to attend the Career Center – Adult Technical Training for the Welding program. From there, he wants to work for his father or enter the union trades utilizing his masonry and welding skills.

Photos: Cayley, Jason

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