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Havens named CCCTC Student of the Month for Feb.

Blaine Havens is the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center’s February Student of the Month. Blaine is a senior from Beaver Local High School and is enrolled in the Precision Machining and Manufacturing (PMM) Program under the instruction of Mr. Matt Peters. Blaine has taken College Credit Plus (CCP) classes since 2018 and is a current member of the Youngstown State Honors College earning the Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship. Upon graduation, Blaine will have earned 38 college credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Blaine is a member of SkillsUSA, Beaver Local National Honor Society (NHS), CCCTC chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), and is a member of the Beaver Local swim team. Blaine has earned six machining credentials from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills including CNC Mill Programming, Setup, and Operations; Milling I; Drill Press I; Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout; Turning Between Centers; and Measurement, Materials, and Safety. Blaine participated in the CCCTC Work-Based Learning program during the summer and first semester working Monday through Friday as a CNC machinist for Miller Plastics, an industrial plastic fabrication and machining company in Burgettstown, PA. Blaine has recently started his own additive manufacturing company, with a short-term goal of partnering with local manufacturing companies to change their manufacturing from subtractive processes to new additive methods. By the end of next year, his company plans to design, build, and bring to market their own 3D printers and technologies. Blaine stated “The CCCTC has surrounded me with positive role models that I look up to. The administration has pushed me to grow as a leader and be a successful contributing member of my community.”

Blaine was nominated by Mr. Matt Peters stating “Blain is intelligent, talented and driven. I look for him to own his own mid-sized manufacturing company within 10 years. Blaine’s work ethic will lead him to success regardless of what he chooses to pursue.”

Blaine is the son of Joy and Jasen Havens.

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