WCCC student collects 35 skill certifications

A Warren County Career Center student has earned 35 certifications in the Power Equipment Technology Program, the most certifications earned by one student.

Dakota Thomas, a Sheffield Area Middle High School senior and student in the WCCC Power Equipment Technology Program earned 35 individual certifications in three years of the program. Thomas earned certifications in the Master Service Technician Certification from the Briggs and Stratton Company, the Equipment and Engine Training Council Certification in 4-cycle engines, the Production Basics E-course and the Personal Safety Plus certifications for the Oil and Gas Program from the University of Texas.

Thomas’ portfolio also includes eight certificates through the Sp-2 safety program along with an advanced score on his National Occupational Competency Testing Institute assessment this year. He has also earned certifications from industry, manufacturing sectors and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.