Hartford Area Career & Technology Center
When I come to the HACTC and I walk through that door into Industrial
Mechanics and Welding (IMW), everyone greets me. It’s more of a
family than just a class.
I know that when I come to IMW everyday I know I will have something
to do and that I will learn something new. For this year, I am looking
forward to working on improving my skills. I plan on becoming a skilled
fabricator and welder. Life after high school is a bright future with the
need for a high skill level in welding and fabrication.
Everything is hands on and mistakes are gonna be made, so you have
to learn from them. That’s what makes IMW different if you don’t make
mistakes you’re not going to learn.
I will be completing a college class with River Valley Community college
through the IMW program. I will still continue a day in the life at IMW
and earn college credits for it.
In IMW I have acquired many certifications, including mechanical
safety, mechanical pollution prevention and a certification of
participation. In the end I am certified in knowing how to be safe
and responsible with the tools I use, dispose of all waste, and I know
how to treat other in the work space with respect.
The HACTC is a great place to learn and grow as a whole, no one is
left behind because we strive together as a team. The staff at the
HACTC is more than willing to give you the help you need to achieve