Posted Date: 05/07/2020
Students from Kiamichi Technology – Idabel have taken their classroom to the Forest Heritage Center and are replacing old light fixtures with energy efficient LED lighting. The Industrial Technology program teaches students about motor controls, safety, electricity, mechanics and construction, and is available to high school juniors and seniors, as well as adults. The program equips students with not only real-world knowledge and skills, but provides certifications that are recognized throughout the construction industry. Each step of replacing the fixtures is done by students, from unboxing to assembling fixtures and installation. Students learn about OSHA regulations and how to practice good safety protocols. They receive training for work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
The new fixtures will provide more even lighting throughout the museum with color temperatures that complement the artwork and exhibits. The improvements will help visitors focus on the message and have a more meaningful experience at the Forest Heritage Center. The replacement of fixtures began before Folk Festival in November and is expected to be completed in early 2020.