Saturday, September 26, 2015

Safety is the First Priority: Special Thanks to Bedford Elks

Students at BSTC were very fortunate to receive a donation of over 200 pairs of safety glasses from Bedford Elks Lodge 2844. These glasses are valuable supports for many educational programs at the center including but not limited to Building Construction, Electricity and Cabling, Automotive Technology, Automotive Body Repair, Cosmetology, and Building Management. "As safety is always our first priority, we greatly appreciate the club's very generous donation. Our teachers and students are very pleased," says Mrs. Kim Halterman, BSTC leadership.

All of the students at BSTC receive specialized safety training with many earning their OSHA 10 Hour Safety Card, a valuable industry credential. Students are also required to know industry-specific safety practices, including, for instance, proper practices for sanitizing beauty tools in cosmetology. BSTC is fortunate to have the support of many community stakeholders in advancing the importance of safety including but not limited to the Bedford Elks and our local Lowe's Home Improvement store.

The glasses are in use as students begin many exciting projects for the year, including construction of a Habitat for Humanity house, and continue their preparation for work, military service, and college.

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