Category Archive: RATC News

News from Rockcastle Area Technology Center.

Jan 13 2017

Rockcastle ATC Students Receive State Certifications

On December 2, 2016 the Medicaid Nurse Aide class at the Rockcastle Area Technology School traveled to Lexington KY to take the written and skills test for their state certification. In the state of Kentucky you must take this class and receive the certification to work in long term care centers as a nursing assistance. This …

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Dec 19 2016

Hyster-Yale Hosts Rockcastle ATC Students

On December 14th, Hyster-Yale Manufacturing hosted Rockcastle ATC senior and junior welding students on an interesting and informative plant tour.  Hyster-Yale employees Ken Holt and Dennis Hatfield provided valuable information about their company’s philosophy and needs.  Rockcastle ATC welding instructor Curtis Burton and principal Sherman Cook were impressed by the quality of the fork trucks …

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Oct 17 2016

Hyster-Yale Group Donates $500 to RATC Welding Program

On October 13th, Senior Rockcastle ATC Welding Technology students, Destiny Peters and Jarod Robinson along with RATC principal Sherman Cook accepted a generous $500.00 donation from Hyster-Yale Group in Berea.  This donation will be used to help train future welders for the workforce.  Hyster-Yale has been a very supportive partner to Rockcastle ATC for many …

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Oct 06 2016

RATC Business Students Collaborate with RCMS 8th Graders

Mrs. Castle and Mrs. Mullins, along with 10 students from the Rockcastle Area Technology Center’s business program collaborated with 8th grade students from Mr. Owens’s encore classes. Mr. Owens prepared the students ahead of time for the lesson by taking head shots and loading the pictures on to the computers. During two 40 minute encore …

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Oct 05 2016

RATC Project Based Learning Showcase

The faculty and staff of the Rockcastle Area Technology Center would like to extend an invitation to visit our facility from 3:30 to 6:30pm Tuesday, October 11th.  In addition to the RCHS/RATC parent teacher conference, we will be hosting a Project Based Learning Showcase.  Students in our Automotive, Business Education, Electricity, Health Science, and Welding …

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Sep 08 2016

Attention Business Education Students!

All assignments for Mrs. Castle & Mrs. Mullins in the Business Education program at Rockcastle Area Technology Center can now be accessed online through the student class notebook via school email.

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May 23 2016

Students Fabricate Swing Frame for Elementary School

Rockcastle ATC Welding Technology students recently fabricated a swing frame for Mount Vernon Elementary. The frame will be used with a wheelchair accessible swing. Building the swing frame involved print design, measuring, geometry, and various welding and cutting techniques.

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Apr 29 2016

Electricity Students Visit Safety Training Day

On April 28th 2016, 33 students from the RATC Electrical Technology Program had the opportunity to visit the Jackson Energy Cooperative Safety Training Day. The annual event, often referred to as the Lineman’s Rodeo, was held at the Jackson Energy Farm & Training Facilities. Students observed Jackson Energy Line personnel and People’s RTCC Line personnel …

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Apr 29 2016

FBLA Members Attend State Competition in Louisville

On Monday, April 18th members of Rockcastle Chapter, Future Business Leaders of America traveled to state competition at the Galt House in Louisville for three days. Seven members attended, Brad Taylor, Aaron McNabb, Zach Loudermilk, Austin Mills, Destiny Osborne, Kayla Horn and Kristen Day. Kayla Horn and Rebekah Hurley received the prestigious Leader Award which …

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Apr 20 2016

RATC Electricity Student Creates Custom “Rock” Sign

Adam McKinney, senior Electricity student at Rockcastle Area Technology Center, designed and completed an awesome project this year in his Level 3 Electricity class. Adam used recycled materials (including barn lumber and a panel from a broken dishwasher) to create a lighted “Rock” sign which is now on display in the RATC Electricity Lab. During …

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