William Richardson and Xiao Yu

PSA: Machine Tool

By William Richardson and Xiao Yu

machine operator at Camco Machining

Daniil Kaplun

Machine Tool Apprentice and Machine Operator, Camco Machining

PSA: Industrial Electrician

By William Richardson and Xiao Yu

Kelvin Smith at the South Carolina Ports Authority

Kelvin Smith

Industrial Electrician, South Carolina Ports Authority
Student, Trident Technical College

PSA: Mechatronics D

By William Richardson and Xiao Yu

John Huges working at ZF Transmission

John Hughes

Mechatronic Apprentice, ZF Transmissions
Student, Piedmont Technical College

PSA: Mechatronics C

By William Richardson and Xiao Yu

Samuel Wyatt operating robot

Samuel Wyatt 

Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive
Student, Spartanburg Community College

PSA: Mechatronics B

By William Richardson and Xiao Yu

Elvis Fitz with trainer

Elvis Fitz

Maintenance Apprentice, ZF Transmissions
Student, Piedmont Technical College

PSA: Mechatronics A

By William Richardson and Xiao Yu

Cole Quinn Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive

Cole Quinn

Mechatronics Apprentice, Benteler Automotive
Student, Spartanburg Community College

PSA: Welding

By William Richardson and Xiao Yu

Blake Bentley Welder and Fabricator, Oilmen’s Truck Tanks

Blake Bentley

Welder and Fabricator, Oilmen’s Truck Tanks

Blake Bentley has been a welder and fabricator at Oilmen’s Truck Tanks for six years. As a young child, he was fascinated by welding. During 10th grade in high school, he enrolled himself in the welding program at R.D. Anderson Applied Tech Center. Being an honor student in the program, Blake was accepted by the co-op program during 12th grade and started working at Oilmen’s Truck Tanks. After finishing the learning and training, he became a full-time employee at the company.