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Adair County Schools welding equipment

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students at Adair County High School will now have more opportunities to gain hands on experience in welding.

The school has been awarded $147,089 in Kentucky Statewide Reserve Funds to purchase a Cl BX Press Brake, which is usually only found at professional welding companies.

At the Adair County Technical School, students can further their skills in a trade while in high school to be prepared for the workforce after graduation as already certified welders.

"Once they learn the welding skill in a welding booth, then we need to apply it to something," Barney Taylor, welding instructor at Lake Cumberland Area Technology Center, said. "We need to put it to work on projects, whether it be something as simple as handrails, whether it be tanks."

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