MADISON TOWNSHIP -- Remington Blevins, Madison Comprehensive High School Welding graduate, and son of Blevins Fabrication Corporation’s owner, Lloyd Blevins, not only donated his time, but also a company truck and trailer, to assist Madison by picking up a generous donation of tubular steel.
The steel, valued at $25,000, was donated by Jay Industries Incorporated of Mansfield. Remington made several trips to pick up the steel, coordinating each trip with Jay Industries’ personnel. Andy Peery of Spherion Staffing was instrumental in initiating the donation. Andy works closely with Jay Industries and Madison’s Career Technical training programs.
This is not the first time Remington Blevins has made a trip for Madison. He previously went out of his way to pick up a 6,000-pound donation of scrap plate and sheet steel from American Augers of West Salem.
Blevins Fabrication Corporation has previously donated material and staff time to help support the Career Technical programs. Madison High School and adult graduates have also found employment with Blevins Fabrication Corporation, Jay Industries and American Augers.
The impact employers have at Madison Career Technical and Adult Career Center programs Madison Comprehensive High School offers ten Career Technical programs while Madison Adult Career Center Offers eleven Career Development programs; short term courses and customized employer training to our community. These programs would not exist without the input and support from local employers.
Madison Comprehensive High School’s and Adult Career Center’s Precision Machining/CNC Technology and Welding Technology programs rely heavily on local industry for support.
Employers serve a vital role on Program Advisory Committees giving employer perspectives and recommendations on program content, student externships (often serving as sites), and often employing graduates. Employer donations of steel for Welding and Precision Machining programs give students practice material and help keep program costs low, enabling students to enroll, graduate and become employed in their respective fields.
Madison’s Comprehensive High School and Adult Career Center would like to publicly thank everyone involved in making this, and all donations, reality. Countless students will be, and have already been, impacted by the support and generosity of our area employers.