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Youngstown students have opportunities for trades

CANFIELD — Plans for a new building that will focus on teaching the latest technologies in electrical installation and repair will help Mahoning County Career and Technical Center students now and in the future.

The school is building a 30-by-30 foot facility to expand course offerings in heating and air conditioning systems, installation and use of solar panels, generating power using wind turbines and installation of charging stations for electric cars.

The new building will stand alone at the school, 7300 N. Palmyra Road. Courses to introduce 11th-grade students to the electrical industry will remain.

“Senior students will be using the new building to learn green energy devices, bending conduit, etc.,” said Kory Cooper, 33, instructor for MCCTC’s electrical repair program.

“The use of green energy appears to be the future, so we want those graduating from this program to have the knowledge and skills of working with these resources,” Cooper said. “Because the way the current building is constructed, we could not use solar panels or wind turbines. We will be able to use them in the new building.”

Read more in Monday’s Vindicator.

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