Enriching Lives Through our Sponsorship with KY FAME
Similar to an apprenticeship program, our Hickman facility is working with The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME), to provide part-time, hands-on work experience to high school students and veterans. During the program, the students also gain the classroom experience & crucial knowledge to perform the job from WKCTC. At the end of the program, students earn an Associate degree in Applied Science in the Industrial Maintenance Technology Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track.
By sponsoring a student, we provide a valuable work experience, competitive pay, and a flexible schedule while the student is completing their degree, and we have the opportunity to hire the student as a full-time employee after they complete the program. In addition to the degree, the students earn lifelong skills that will enrich their community and lifestyle.
We offer internships as well for students interested in the Graphite Electrode industry.
Building the Future Through Technology in our Elementary Schools
Ozark was able to positively impact a local school through their donation of decommissioned desktop and laptop computers.
Instead of sending the equipment to be recycled after the site upgraded to new computer systems, the old computers were refurbished, cleared of all data, reset to original specifications, and donated to an organization that could still benefit prom their use—The Bethel School. Victoria Brinson, the school administrator, wrote to thank Tokai stating, “We feel that the access to this technology will greatly benefit our students, and we are so glad you are helping us to give them this opportunity.”