*Student Spotlight Tuesday* Today we visited student Gavin Fox in the electrical program at Lee ATC. Gavin is currently in Electrical Construction 2 and has previously completed Electrical Construction 1 and is CORE certified. Gavin's teacher Mr. Thacker and fellow student Elijah Ratliff are who he claims has influenced him to join the program When asked what Gavin loves about the program he says, "I know what to do!" Mr. Thacker commented that Gain is a hard worker, eager to always get involved, and a people person.
5 months ago, Rachel Addison-Miller
Gavin
Americans Helping Americans grant provided welding jackets, gloves, and welding caps for all Lee County Area Technology Center students. The grant is to help the students work through barriers to post-secondary success. The students will now have their own safety equipment needed to start work in the welding trade
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Afternoon welding students
Morning Welding students
Americans Helping Americans grant provided scrubs, shoes, watches, and Rocket notebooks for the Medical Administrative Assisting students. The grant is to help the students work through barriers to post-secondary success. The students will now have the uniforms, shoes, and tools to start work in the healthcare field. The students may take the internship class with these tools. Many of the Health Science students start to work during high school.
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All the Medical AA students
Watches
Students in scrubs with their Rocket Notebooks
Students in Red Scrubs
Jackson Energy donated and installed two power poles for the Electricity Program at Lee County Area Technology Center. The poles will help the students explore the Lineman Career. Pictured are Jackson Energy’s employees Nathan Riley, Eric Dezarn, and Logan Hyden with students interested in this career.
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Jackson Energy installing poles
Employee and  Students
Employees and students/ JE truck
*Student Spotlight Tuesday* Sydney Combs is a senior in the business program at Lee Co. ATC. She has taken many dual-credit courses with this program, including; Financial Literacy, Microsoft Office Specialist. Multimedia Publishing, Digital Literacy, and Business Communications. Sydney has also earned every possible Business Achievement Awards, such as, the Contributor Award, Leader Award, Advocate, and Capstone. She had advice about why you should think about taking this program. “Take the chance, I love being at the ATC and involved in FBLA and the business program. I have been pushed out of my comfort zone.” Sydney currently serves as the Lee Co. ATC FBLA President and the Region 6 FBLA Secretary. When asked if someone influenced her to be part of this program, she stated that.” Mrs. Miller pulled me out of my shell and has pushed me to do everything that has come along.” During her years of learning, at some point she decided to join FBLA, giving her a numerous amount of chances to learn, and love, being in business. “The opportunities that FBLA has given me has been immeasurable. I have a different outlook on the business world.” These are just a few reasons why she loves the program, however her favorite part is ”getting to make memories and meet people from everywhere.”
5 months ago, Rachel Addison-Miller
Sydney
This morning, we visited Mr. Thacker's electrical class. Students were engaged in a hands-on lesson learning how to connect two electrical boxes together.
5 months ago, Rachel Addison-Miller
Mr. Thacker's Class
Americans Helping Americans grant provided scrubs, shoes, watches, and Rocket notebooks for the Pre-nursing students. The grant is to help the students work through barriers to post-secondary success. The students will now have the uniforms, shoes, and tools to start work in a healthcare facility. The students must complete 16 hours of clinical in a long-term care facility as part of the training program. Many of the Health Science students start to work during high school.
6 months ago, Craig Herald
Students in scrubs
Students in Nursing shoes
Watches with the second hand
Rocket nootbooks
Students shopping for scrubs
Opening up the watches
The shoes are in
Rocket notebooks are
Student in the new scrubs
students shopping
Picnic Tables SkillsUSA Carpentry students are building the kid's picnic tables. They will have some ready for sale at the Woolly Worm Festival. You can also contact Tommy Judd at the ATC to pre-order the tables. The Club will also be raffling off a full-size hexagon picnic table this year. The lumber and materials were donated by Darrell Steel Lee County Building Supply.
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Unfinished picnic tables
Putting a finish on the tables
More tables
Student staining the base of the table
​The Americans Helping Americans grant has helped support the first in a series of mentor meetings with students who are focusing on Advanced Medical Careers. The first speaker was Amy Wernette, a Biology Professor with Hazard Community and Technical College. Ms. Wernette stressed the importance of having a career focus and taking rigorous classes. Many of the students in the mentoring group are taking BIO 137 as a dual credit class with HCTC. “Talking to Ms. Wernette opened my eyes about looking into being a travel nurse” S “Discussing college and careers with Ms. Wernette intrigued me with all the opportunities and careers we have around us” P
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Advanced Medical students
Amy with students
Students in meeting
​We want to congratulate 6 of our health science students for being accepted into the Nursing Pipeline Program with the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Southeast Kentucky program. Over 200 students from across 16 counties applied and only 50 were accepted. In this program, students are placed with a nursing mentor in their area and provided opportunities for job shadowing, scholarship opportunities, ACT prep, soft skill development, and the opportunity to be introduced to multiple nursing career opportunities. Sydnie Deaton Preslee Cundiff Dylan Noe Hannah Sebastian Breanna McKay Jerica Morris
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Students
Students
Students
The SkillsUSA Welding program is raffling off a Lincoln Power MIG $20 per chance Only 100 will be sold MSRP $1,999.00 POWER MIG® 215 MPi™ POWER MIG® 215 MPi™ multi-process welder is portable for MIG, stick, TIG, and flux-cored welding.
6 months ago, Craig Herald
Power MIG
" Homerostasis" The Health Science students were studying about homeostasis (Homerostasis). The students had to keep Homer alive by regulating his temperature, intake, excretion, and electrolytes
7 months ago, Craig Herald
Students in Health Science Lab
Teams of students
working in the lab
More students
Lee County Area Technology Center’s Health Science Programs are partnering with Juniper Health as part of a project with Hazard Community and Technical College’s K-TECH program. This project is designed to offer work-based learning opportunities for our students in the medical field. Jessica Ritchie Human Resources manager for Juniper Health discussed with the students the processes and next steps needed to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Thanks to all involved
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Jessica Ritchie
Mrs. Kelly and students
Juniper Meeting
Health Science Students
Pizza Cell project Mrs. Kelly’s 1st-period students in her anatomy and physiology class made pizza cells. This was a review lesson of the cell structure. The kids really had fun with this learning activity.
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Students making Pizza cells
Students making Pizza cells
Different Pizza cells
Pizza cell
Students making Pizza cells
Students making Pizza cells
Students making Pizza cells
Students making Pizza cells
Pizza cell
Students in the BIO 137 doing their first hand on labs.
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students doing labs
BIO students doing labs
BIO students doing Labs
Students doing labs
Students doing labs
students doing labs
Students doing labs
Students doing labs
Mrs. Davis’ Principles of Health Science students are working on some educational posters today. The students learn about diseases and share the information with others.
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Posters #1
Poster#2
Poster #3
Poster#4
Poster #5
Guest speaker today at Lee ATC. Brian Massie with Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. The students learned about some great educational opportunities in the welding field.
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Bart Massie with students
Guest speaker today at Lee ATC. Francis Click with Donate Life America’s organ donor project. The students got to learn about how lives are saved through organ donation.
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Organ Donation
Walk-Throughs September 7, 2023 Mrs. Miller’s Digital Lit class enjoys the outdoor classroom as they work on their lessons. (Business program) Mrs. Kelley’s 1st-period Anatomy class is making cell models with clay. (Health Science) Mr. Thacker’s students are working on their Industry Certification NCCER. (Electricity) Mr. Judd’s students are working on the inside of one tiny house and started on another. (Carpentry) Mr. Hill’s newer students are working on Lap Joints in the booths. (Welding) Mr. Lucas’s newer students are learning bolt sizes and the experienced students are working on aligning a truck. (Automotive)
7 months ago, Craig Herald
Digital Lit Class
Mrs. Miller's class
Cell Models
Mrs. Kelly's Class
NCCER testing
Mr. Tacker's class
Inside of the Tiny House
Trailer for another Tiny House
New Welding Students
Mr. Hill's students
Lee ATC and HCTC are partnering to offer Duel Credit BIO 137 Over 30 Lee ATC students are signed up for a college-level Natural Science with a Lab. Amy Wernette, a Professor from Hazard Community and Technical College, developed a hybrid class special for high school students. She broadcasts into the class twice a week so the students get a lecture experience. Once every two weeks, she will do in-person, hands-on labs with the students. This class is a supportive model where she allows Ms. Hope Kelly, Lee ATC instructor and the facilitator for this course, to be inside the Blackboard platform to help track the student's progress. We are excited that so many students have accepted the challenge of this advanced learning opportunity.
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BIO 137 Fall 23 class
BIO 137 Class #2