Thirty-four Como-Pickton Career and Technology Education students completed the OSHA 10 hour Training Program for General Industry. The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation’s productivity. To find out more about the OSHA Outreach Training Program, visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website at www.OSHA.gov. Agriculture teacher Michael Bowen is an authorized trainer for the OSHA 10 hour courses for General Industry and Construction. Students in their junior and senior years of high school have the opportunity to complete one of the courses each year so that they can graduate with both credentials. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn the American Welding Society SENSE Level 1 welding certification and the Texas State Floral Association Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Design certifications.
Como-Pickton High School maintains active membership in the career and technology student organizations FFA, FCCLA and SkillsUSA. Through these CTSO’s students use the skills they master in the classroom and lab to compete in a variety of industry based contests. The Career & Technology Department at Como-Pickton High School strives to prepare students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.