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Ethan Curnel is a Crittenden County High School student who completed the Carpentry Program for two years at the Caldwell Area Career Center at Caldwell County High School.

Although he has acquired the skills to work in carpentry, he is not sure that this is precisely the career path he wants to take.

Curnel got involved in the carpentry program because some of his friends wanted to participate. Now, over two years later, he found out that it was something he loved.

“I just joined it mainly because my buddies did, but once I got in I found out that it was something I could do,” he said. “It was just a good learning experience and building and expanding.”

Curnel is a cooperative student who works at the Crittenden Community Hospital in Marion, where he deals with construction and renovation projects.

“We’re doing drywall work, replacing all the ceilings and walls,” he said. “We put in new flooring, put in more interior walls – stuff like that. “

It’s his day job. At night, he works at a local Food Giant store.

Greg Creekmur, Curnel’s carpentry instructor, said that although Curnel no longer takes classes, he is rated by his employer while doing construction work at the hospital on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest rating.

“His employer assesses him on the basis of attendance, punctuality, appearance, attitude, reliability, initiative, following instructions, cooperation, abilities, flexibility, relationships with colleagues, time management, quality and quantity of work, ”said Creekmur. “(Curnel) has all five on it; it’s the best you can do.

Curnel said he plans to join the National Guard after graduation and would like to work in a regional rock quarry as a loader operator or truck driver. He also mentioned that he was considering joining the ministry.

In his spare time, Curnel enjoys hunting and fishing. He is the son of Charles Curnel and Janet Curnel, both of Salem.

A story featuring the AGC Western Kentucky Tech Center Student of the Week will take place in the Paducah Sun every Friday through April 1 with recipients chosen by instructors and administrators from the seven regional tech centers that serve students in the 13 most western counties of the state.

In addition to the Caldwell Regional Career Center, the AGC West Kentucky Technical Center’s 29 Students of the Week are chosen from Ballard County Career and Technical Center, Four Rivers Career Academy in Fulton County. , Marshall County Technical Center, Mayfield-Graves County Region. Technology Center, Murray-Calloway County Area Technology Center, and Paducah Area Technical Center.

The Caldwell Area Career Center serves high school students in Caldwell County, Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Lyon County and Trigg County. It is located at Caldwell County High School.

At technical centers across the region, students learn skills in areas such as carpentry, electrical work, automotive technology, and welding that will help them join the workforce upon graduation and fill the need for workers. qualified in the region.