GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOTV) - Mackenzie Causley is senior at Grand Haven High School and also a student at Careerline Tech Center. When thinking about her future, Mackenize wanted to have a wide range of options after graduation. That is why she enrolled in the Plumbing and Water Systems career path at Careerline Tech Center.
This trade program gives students the chance to explore the newest technology in the plumbing industry including geothermal, hydronic heating, tankless water heaters, and rainwater harvesting. Students learn layout and design of irrigation and water purification systems, and participate throughout the school year in the installation of plumbing and irrigation systems.
Mackenzie's hard work has paid off because she recently took first place in plumbing at the 41st Annual State Leadership and Skills Conference. To win the competition, Mackenzie roughed in a table with water lines and drain-waste-vent system for a lavatory, shower and water closet in 4 ½ hours. Mackenzie will travel to Kansas City, Missouri the end of June to compete in the Skills USA national-level competition.
Mackenzie decided to enter the program because she knew there was a high demand for plumbing work and it would give her more employment options after high school graduation. She has been accepted to four colleges and has been offered numerous jobs from various employers within the plumbing, heating and cooling trades, but is still undecided what her plans are after graduation. She hopes to empower other girls to try new classes and areas of interest regardless of what other people might think.
A service of the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District , Careerline Tech Center prepares high school juniors and seniors for tomorrow's workforce by providing career and technical education for employment and post-secondary opportunities while promoting life-long learning and personal success.
For more information about Careerline Tech Center's Water Conservation and Plumbing Systems program, contact Kyle Phelps at 616-738-8950, ext. 4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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