Representatives from local industries and the Sherman Economic Development Corp. recently selected seven Sherman High students to be part of the school’s inaugural class for the Industrial Maintenance Technology Program through Grayson College. SEDCO also set the seven students up with a mentor from a local business and made introductions to the mentors during a luncheon Wednesday.
SEDCO partnered with Tyson, Washington Iron Works, Emerson, Mueller Construction Co., Eaton and CertainTeed to give the seven Sherman High students, who will all be seniors in the fall, $4,000 scholarships for the IMT Program. The students — Ricardo Beltran, Catherine Ceniceros, Adolfo Delgado-Ramirez, Kenny McDowell, Preston Moreno-Ragsdale, Andres Rivera-Garcia and Abel Yanez Jr. — will be taught the basic knowledge and skills necessary to work with various types of equipment and automated systems in manufacturing and commercial facilities. At the competition of the program, students will earn an Industrial Maintenance Technician Level 1 certificate.