SilverLiner graduates second cohort

The second cohort of graduates from BSCTC’s advanced aluminum welding program, in partnership with Pikeville’s SilverLiner, officially graduated in a ceremony on Monday.

After a successful first class of 12 graduates in July, the second cohort of Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s partnership with SilverLiner crossed the stage at the Mayo Campus in Paintsville on Monday.

The program, held in cooperation with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program and Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, is an intensive 12-week course on aluminum welding for SilverLiner, a tanker manufacturer operating in Pikeville. 

This second cohort started in August. 

SilverLiner founder Chris Tomlinson said that in starting his company and this program with BSCTC, his foremost goals have always been getting Eastern Kentucky back to work and to revitalize the local economy.

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