Auto tech program may be available for IHS

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January 15, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Iola High School students interested in a career in the automotive industry could have an option to earn certification, if an area school proceeds with plans to add the program.

Anderson County is considering adding a technology program related to the automotive field, USD 257 Superintendent Stacey Fager told board members at their regular meeting Monday night. The program would allow students to earn a certification, similar to the welding and construction programs at the Regional Rural Technology Center in LaHarpe. If the program were to materialize, it’s possible Iola students could travel to Garnett for classes.

IHS will need to gauge interest in the program, Fager said, but previous surveys have shown about seven local students want to pursue an automotive career.

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