Pictured from left to right are Daelan Hollingsworth, JC Silver, Donivon Owen, Colton Sappington, Aaron Pannell, Brady Shettles, Tristan Gazaway, Cayden McCollum and Refrigerated Solutions Group’s Kerry Hodges.
Welding students from Pontotoc County School District’s Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center completed two hands-on projects — rolling material carts and signposts — for Refrigerated Solutions Group in New Albany this academic year.
Starting from a blueprint, students went through every step of the fabrication process under the guidance of their instructor, Chad Whisenant. Working in teams, class members rotated through the different steps: measuring, cutting, grinding, fitting and welding.
These projects were a great opportunity for students to see a real-world application of the skills they learned and to put those skills into action. Refrigerated Solutions Group’s Kerry Hodges took delivery of the finished products, which were used in the company’s office.