FlexTech students earning OSHA certification

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FlexTech High School students are being provided a unique training opportunity this month thanks to local non-profit, Daniel’s Song. The non-profit is giving students the opportunity to earn their OSHA 10-Hour certification with a two-day training course that wraps up on Friday, March 15, 2019.

The training was limited to 40 students, and FlexTech students had to complete a short essay for acceptance into the program. Daniel’s Song, created in memory of a former FlexTech student, along with parent donations is covering the cost of registration, materials and meals for the students in the training.

Earning their OSHA 10-Hour certification helps students develop a mindset of safety in the workplace now that they can carry into the future. It also helps them understand their worker rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Students gain a competitive advantage in the job market with this certification.

“We are excited to provide our students with such a unique opportunity,” said Jennifer Gambrel, a counselor at FlexTech High School in Brighton. “They will walk out of this course with a tangible certification that will benefit them in any career they choose.”

FlexTech was created on principals of competency-based education and project-based learning. The school is committed to innovation and preparing students for a variety of future career paths. The OSHA 10-Hour certification aligns well the project-based learning curriculum offered at the school. In addition to the certification students earn 0.25 high school credit upon satisfactorily completing the training.

“This is what FlexTech is all about–helping students build skills that will lead to real life opportunities beyond high school,” said Principal Nick Wasmer.

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