BRTC sets enrollment record

BRTC Career and Technical Center students utilize the electrical wiring simulators.

POCAHONTAS — A record number of high school students are enrolled in BRTC’s Career and Technical Center this fall with the welding program at maximum capacity.

Eighty-seven high school students from Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, Corning, Sloan Hendrix, Pocahontas, Hillcrest, Maynard, Marmaduke, Paragould, Greene County Tech, Brookland and Rector are earning their high school diploma as well as a BRTC certificates. Students completing one of BRTC’s certificates will be workforce ready upon high school graduation.

Current Career and Technical Center students are earning certificates in CNA, phlebotomy, welding, industrial electricity/electronics, machine tool technology, and auto collision repair technology.

New students be will excepted in January for spring classes. For more information contact Darenda Kersey, BRTC Coordinator of Concurrent Enrollment, at 870-248-4000 or Darenda.Kersey@black rivertech.edu or visit the website.