Trigg students to begin prep work for test required for employment at Hemlock
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At a Cadiz/Trigg County Economic Development Commission meeting Thursday morning, Lori Ricks, an engineering teacher at Trigg County High School, talked about a job fair at Hemlock that she and other staff members went to last month.

Hemlock, when finished, will be a plant in Clarksville, Tenn., that produces materials for semiconductors.

Ricks said she, Matt Ladd and Martha Metcalfe, the school’s career counselor, went last month and got some information for their students.

“It was a huge success, people were wrapped around the building,” Ricks said. “There weren’t a whole lot of career people there, but we ran into their H.R. supervisor … We wanted to sell them a good product, meaning our students and our community.”

Hemlock is only looking at people with degrees in chemical engineering, and anyone who wants a job with them also has to pass all six parts of the Work keys Plus test, which consists of applied math, applied technology, locating information, reading for information, observation and teamwork, said Ricks.

“We’ve got access to that test now through my classroom, so I’m going to try to get a couple of students to try to take it, just to see what was going to happen,” Ricks said.

Although anyone wanting a job there has to go to Clarksville to take the Work keys Plus test, Ricks said they would talk with Sheila Clark with the Kentucky Workforce Board to see if the workbook for the test could be made available at the Career Solutions Center.
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