MELTON 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/17/13) — Dylan Melton recently became the first Advanced Integrated Technology program student to complete the three-month AIT Cooperative Education course offered by Madisonville Community College. This course is a planned and evaluated work experience related to the student’s educational objective. A 2012 Muhlenberg County High School graduate, he is employed by Fluid Power Services, Inc., a full service hydraulic center located in Madisonville. In selecting Melton for the coop position, Mike Deal, assistant professor in the AIT program, cited Melton’s level of responsibility, integrity, cooperation and reliability as factors in his placement.

Melton presented his coop executive summary to a group consisting of AIT faculty members, representatives from MCC’s Advancement and Academic Affairs departments, his parents and his employer. He said that his primary responsibilities included the tearing down of various hydraulic parts in preparation for rebuilds. This provided him with better understanding of the inner workings of hydraulics as well as his classroom theory instruction. Melton’s interest in electricity and hydraulics stems from his high school enrollment in AIT dual credit classes offered by MCC. Benefits of the cooperative education course included the hands-on experience in his field of study, work experience for future employment, and the opportunity to hone his communication skills.

Jim Sexton, owner of Fluid Power Services, complimented the organization and detail of his presentation and indicated that it was representative of Melton’s everyday life.

“It was a pleasure to have Dylan as a coop student, especially with the skills and knowledge that he has,” said Sexton.

Melton plans to complete the Power Plant Operator and Multi-skilled Technician credentials by the summer of 2014. He anticipates transferring either to Murray State University or Western Kentucky University to pursue a degree in Electromechanical Engineering Technology or other related field.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Lady Colonels Drop One- Run Game to Calloway County

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (4/17/15) — Christian County, ranked No. 18 in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top… Read More

Paducah Man Faces Multiple Charges after Allegedly Driving Stolen Vehicle

PADUCAH, Ky. (4/17/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, a Paducah man was arrested after he was… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6184

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 17, 2015 5069

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 14, 2015 4941

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 3595

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3366

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10061

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8452

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 5069

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 3595

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 1206

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 1174

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1050

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 947

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 891

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 17, 2015 879

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 632

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 581

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics