By Taylor Lockard
Pike Lincoln Technical Center will now be offering HiSet testing along with HiSet classes, which replaced the GED, as approved Monday, Sept. 17 by the Clopton School Board.
Previous students had to drive to St. Charles Community College to take the test, which should become available at PLTC within the next thirty to sixty days, said PLTC Director Martin Hanley.
“I think it’s a huge opportunity for our local community. Because we’re doing it here they’re going to have an opportunity to come and do the testing here and consider their future career choices, that here at Pike Lincoln we can help them out with,” Hanley said.
Another topic the Clopton School Board discussed was the upcoming PLTC building trades project, which was tabled until the next meeting.
The board members first want additional bids on material costs, clearer building plans, and extra information on infrastructure such as HVAC systems and electrical wiring before approving the project.
Once approved, the addition will be built onto the existing welding building to accommodate two welding units as compared to the current single unit.
The recently renewed Eolia building trades class will be in charge of constructing the addition.
The board also declared three empty lots in the Troy Hampton subdivision to be surplus property as well as some used welding equipment, all of which will be put up for sale.
In addition, the board approved regular policies and procedures as well as two employee resignations, three new hires where current staff took on extra duties, and one transfer.