SCILL Center Students Graduate

20140529_182649“The choices you make today will follow you tomorrow” was the message that guest speaker Janice Hernandez wanted the students to take away from the SCILL graduation ceremony Thursday evening.

Hernandez is in charge over at Integrity Trade Services and advised the students gradating from the program to include their work with the SCILL Center on their resumes.

SCILL spans 10 different school districts including Argos, Culver, John Glenn, Oregon-Davis, Laville, North Judson-San Pierre, Rochester, Knox, Triton and Plymouth. This year during the ceremony Jerry Hollenbaugh, the individual responsible for the success of the SCILL program, was awarded a handmade model car constructed by the SCILL students. This will be Hollenbaugh’s final year serving on the SCILL governing board.

20140529_194453The SCILL program has expanded over the last two years to include welding. The group of students who started the welding program graduated this year from the course. Welding instructors Andy Odle and Matt Matlock were proud to recognize the students for their hard work and dedication. Auto tech instructors Scott Manns and Josh Holdread were just as proud of their graduates this year. Students who spend two years in the program come out of the experience with knowledge about their trade and 15 college credit hours.