The Explore the New Manufacturing program announced today that Kai Smith has been recognized with an Emerging Elite in Manufacturing award. A senior, Kai attends Oak Hill High School and Fayette Institute of Technology, where he concentrates on his studies in pre-engineering and machine tool technology courses. Kai will receive a $500 award designated for scholarships, certification fees, or specialty equipment. He will also be presented with a commemorative wooden plaque and gift basket featuring products made in West Virginia.
“Kai is an astounding engineer in the making. He is a very attentive and hardworking student who plays a vital role in our simulated workplace as the project manager, which is the lead advisor on all class projects,” stated Scott McDaniel, an instructor at Fayette Institute of Technology. “Kai demonstrates superior problem-solving skills which helps him excel in classwork and projects within this program.”