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Huck’s Funds Equipment for New CTE Training Center in Carmi

Huck’s in Carmi has donated $15,000 to the new Southeastern Illinois College Stanford D. Williams Career and Training Center in Carmi. The funds are earmarked to purchase equipment for new programs in the training center.

Paulette Hosick, Director of Petroleum at Huck’s, said, “Huck’s is very excited to grow our partnership with SIC with the addition of the Stan Williams Career and Training Center. The programs offered through this new facility will be extremely beneficial.”

The inaugural classes in welding and programmable logic controllers began mid-August primarily for Carmi-White County High School students, and Class A CDL classes began in September. The overall curriculum planned for the site is suited for regional industry with training in mechanics, and workplace ready skills like communication skills, time management, and other soft skills employers need.

“Support from area businesses like Hucks make programs like this viable by equipping our students with cutting-edge training tools, aligning their learning experiences with real-world industry demands,” said SIC President Dr. Jonah Rice. “The eagerly anticipated second phase of our expansion is on track for completion in the coming year. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Hucks for their forward-thinking commitment to nurturing the future workforce.

Dr. Frank Barbre, Vice Chair of the SIC Board of Trustees, further emphasized the partnerships with local business and industry allies like Hucks in actualizing SIC’s commitment to expanding career training prospects.

“The invaluable support from our community’s business and industry collaborators not only enriches the array of advanced training options for our local high school students and residents but also paves the way for enduring opportunities well into the future,” said Barbre.

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  1. Ian
    Ian
    October 27, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    What they pay to have this article ran? This hardly even an impressive donation maybe you should cover their properties they buy up and truck drivers they pressure into breaking the 14 hour time limit on

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