The Millwright course teaches students how to install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders. This type of work can be found performing mission-critical work at coal, gas, nuclear, and alternative-energy power plants. Their skills are also vital in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, food processing and pharmaceuticals. As part of the course, students visited the Abbeville Airport and were given tours of the Flyaway Flight Training School and Omega Protein Maintenance facility. While at the flight school, instructor Drake Schexnayder discussed the details of what it takes to become a pilot and then toured the hanger and even watched a pre-flight check take place.

Students then went over to the Omega Protein airport maintenance department where Omega aircraft are repaired and maintained. They were met by the manager of the facility Ricky Hebert, who gave them a tour and explained the requirements for becoming an aircraft mechanic.  


L-R Keith Sherman, Millwright Instructor, Za’korein Maze, Trihnity Campbell, Drake Schexnayder, flight instructor, Braden Johnson, Noah Romero, Jake Tipper, Gavin Lavergne

Vermilion has expanded the summer program to include student internships with the school system technology department.  Interning students are assigned to work with technology department technicians to learn basic troubleshooting, set-up and repairs of desktop computers and chrome books.

L-R Claire Trahan, Kameron Wike, Cameron Broussard