HCTC success story: Glen Griffith
Glen Griffith is thankful for the education he received from Hazard Community and Technical College in his chosen vocation in the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration program, which has led him to being named as the Director of Plant Operations, Safety Officer and Director of the Emergency Management Team at Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson. The 55-bed hospital has an emergency room, operation room, and Pharmacy.
Prior to this, he worked for 19 years for Breathitt Plumbing and Heating. During his years with this company, Griffith continued with all of the necessary continuing education classes. He obtained a Masters in HVAC, Masters in Electrician, Boiler License and became certified in RESES for this company.
After graduating from Breathitt County High School he enrolled at Lees College in 1983. He then began work on a diploma at what is now HCTC s Technical Campus. He fondly remembers competing in the Skills Olympic USA competition, winning first place in the state and advancing to the National Skills Olympic competition taking third place. I won several prizes to help me jump start my career, Griffith said. With credential in hand in 1987, he began his professional career.
Besides his job at the hospital, Griffith is also the Deputy Coroner for Breathitt County skilled in death investigations. And, he and his previous co-worker, Bobby Turner started a business, called Elite Comfort HVAC.
I was trained and taught by the very best instructor, Kyle Cummings. Due to his professional and challenging instruction, he prepared me to exceed in my career, Griffith said. He gives credit to HCTC and faculty members and he is appreciative of the education he received.
Griffith, and his wife, Leslie, live on a farm in Breathitt County with their children Zachary, 17; Hannah, 15, and Rachel, 9.
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