Congratulations to the 10 Southern School of Energy and Sustainability students who recently completed their forklift certification as part of the Skilled Trades Pathway made possible through a partnership with United Rentals.
The students who completed the training are all graduating seniors and this will provide them with additional skill sets post-grad when looking for a career.
The students who completed the training are: John Elvira-Tapia, Jamil Henderson, Jhordan Benthall, Damien Holloway, Ledia Nataren Sosa, Alex Silva-Martinez, Kishawn Reed, Kasiem, Jimmy Escobar, and Victor Godinez-Fuentes.
The Skilled Trades Pathway is a registered pre-apprenticeship designed for Durham Public Schools students who are interested in exploring the skilled trades industry. The program is open to students from any DPS high school who are hardworking, demonstrate self-discipline, and have a willingness to learn. The students complete the two years in the pathway, then upon graduation, we work with them to determine their decisions after high school. Our goal is to expose the students to job opportunities and education paths that would prepare them for a career in the trades.
In addition to receiving their forklift certification, students are also OSHA-10 and OSHA-30 certified.
A senior celebration will be held on June 2, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm at Southern. Students will be announcing their post-secondary plans at this celebration.