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SCC Industrial Maintenance Technology Program Student and Graduate Featured in Women's Conference

Amy Caudill, a 2011 graduate of the SCC AAS-Industrial Maintenance Technology program
Amanda Saam, a current SCC student who will graduate in 2015 from the AAS-Industrial Maintenance Technology program
A current Somerset Community College (SCC) student and a SCC graduate were both featured as part of a National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) workshop held recently in Versailles, Kentucky.

Amy Caudill, a 2011 graduate of the SCC AAS-Industrial Maintenance Technology program and Amanda Saam, an anticipated 2015 graduate of the same program, spoke at the event, which was entitled Learn How to Get More Women in the Picture. The event was sponsored by AMTEC, an NSF-ATE Center of Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing and the Kentucky Community amp; Technical College System (KCTCS) Office for Professional Development and Innovation.

College participants from Kentucky, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and representatives from Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Kentucky attended the event, which was focused on learning to attract and retain more women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Caudill, 23, a native of Liberty, described her educational journey, which led to her career at Toyota Motor Manufacturing. Caudill was recently promoted to the maintenance team lead in body welding.

Saam, a native of Stearns, is a full-time student at SCC and a single mother. At the conference, she discussed her experience at SCC as she forged a new future for herself and her teenage daughter through higher education.

The Industrial Maintenance Technology program at SCC offers students a comprehensive, action-based technical education program. This program was designed to give the student the knowledge and skills needed to safely and efficiently perform the maintenance tasks that are necessary to maintain the machinery and associated equipment that are common to local industry.

To find out more about the program, contact the program coordinator, Nick Tomlinson at or (606) 451-6868.