Jace Story is in his fourth year in the carpentry program at the Marshall County Technical Center and hopes to pursue a career in equipment operation after graduation.
Seniors at Marshall County High School are Associated General Contractors of the Week for Western Kentucky Tech Center Students of the Week.
Story said he took up carpentry at the tech center because he thought it would be a useful skill, whether it became a career choice or not.
“I thought in my life, everything I do, that’s what I use the most,” he said. So I thought (carpentry) was the only thing I needed to know.
“I love doing woodwork. I love making stuff like that, and I ended up really liking it.”
After graduation, Story wants to join the union of equipment operators.
“I’ve always liked running gear,” he said. “I grew up on tractors and stuff, and now at DC Electric (he works for Benton) working on aspirators and stuff. I love running gear.
“At first, I thought[carpentry would be a career option].
Story has been a member of the MCHS Trap and Skeet shooting team since sixth grade. He won the state junior shooter championship two years ago and finished third last year.
“I am a big hunter,” he said. “At first, I didn’t want to do it competitively. I just wanted to practice hunting, and I loved it.”
Story was an honor student throughout his high school years.
“My dad always said I’d rather have an A or a B,” he said. It’s not half done. I always wanted to get good grades. I didn’t want to go to work somewhere. I think everyone can do well in school, so just do your best. ”
In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and raising cattle on his family’s Story Cattle Farm.
“Those are my two main hobbies. I love hunting and I love cows,” he said.
Story says he wants a full-time job in five years.
“Hopefully I’ll be there for the rest of my life,” he said, adding that he would like to work in the field. I want to have a home within my own country and start building a life.
“The main thing now is to focus on getting a good job and trying to get where I want. Get a good salary and good benefits and start. You can also.”
Story is the son of Benton’s Jason Story and Benton’s Carrie Trevathan.
Every Friday through March 31st, AGC Student of the Week at the Western Kentucky Technical Center is published in The Paducah Sun. Recipients are selected by instructors and administrators of seven Area Technical Centers serving students in her 13 counties in the westernmost part of the state.
In addition to the Marshall County Technical Center, this week’s 29 AGC of Western Kentucky Technical Center students are drawn from the Ballard County Career and Technical Center, the Caldwell Regional Career Center, the Four Rivers Career Academy in Fulton County, and the Mayfield-Graves County area. will be Technology Center, Murray Callaway County Area Technology Center, Paducah Area Technical Center.
The Marshall County Technical Center serves students at Marshall County High Schools.
In addition to carpentry, Area Technology Centers offer animal sciences, biomedical technology, crash repair (body), computer science, early childhood development, electrical assistants, electrocardiographs, consumer sciences, horticulture, medical administrative assistants, and network administration. offers courses. Pharmacist, phlebotomy, pre-nursing, web page design, welding.
AGC of Western Kentucky will host a banquet for this year’s 29 Technical Center Students of the Week in April. Prizes will be awarded to students, and Technical Center Student of the Year and Regional Technical Center Student of the Year will be announced.
At regional technical centers, students are learning skills in many career areas, joining the workforce after graduation and helping meet the needs of skilled workers in western Kentucky.