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

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

May 30, 2015 7231

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6578

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 2780

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 2418

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 2404

KSP Seeks Public Help in Locating Wanted Man

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11350

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9503

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

June 02, 2015 1445

Woman Charged with Falsely Reporting Kidnapping

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1417

Two Muhlenberg Women Injured in Collision

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1351

Traffic Signal at Intersection in Downtown…

by Keith Todd
June 02, 2015 1193

Juveniles Accused of Falsely Reporting Masked…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 01, 2015 1138

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 1117

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 936

Pennyrile Soap Box Derby Hosts 34 Competitors

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 771

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 625

South Main Accident Slows Northbound Traffic

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 526

Community Breaks Ground for First United Bank…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News