2018-09-13 / Local & State

Area Vo-Tech Student Spotlight

By The Fulton Co. Area Vo-Tech

This week’s Fulton County Area Vo-Tech student spotlight is Kody Ward, a Southern Fulton Class of 2018 graduate.

During the summer of 2015 Ward designed and built a chicken coop, which sparked his interest in the construction field. He started in the construction trades program under Steve Sellers at the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School his sophomore year.

He participated in the program for both his sophomore and junior years, but in his senior year took several advanced placement classes to prepare himself for college engineering courses. When he was searching for colleges during his junior year, Cedarville University in Ohio caught his attention even though they did not have a civil engineering program. To his delight, Cedarville announced it would be starting a civil engineering program beginning September 2018.

Ward says, “The knowledge and skills I acquired while I was in the construction trades program at FCAVTS will help me become a better engineer when I graduate, because I will have knowledge of what goes on while things are being built. When I started the program, I had no idea that I would come out of it and be going to college to become a civil engineer. I would recommend that students participate in a vo-tech program even if they are not sure what they want to do after high school. For some students they can enter the workforce immediately after graduation with the skills they need for a good job or for other students the program will start them on a path to a rewarding career that they may never have dreamed existed.”

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