Yesterday afternoon, Casey Powell, Howard County Road and Bridge Service Technician II, was recognized by Brian Klinksiek, County Road and Bridge Engineer of Howard County, for earning his ASE Master Technician Certification and Patch from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
According to Klinksiek, "It was his own initiative. He came to me and said, 'I think there's some value to the county for doing this.' and wanted to start taking [the classes], and I supported it. The county did support with some payments on class time and stuff like that to help him."
Thanks to Powell's initiative, he is now the first ASE Master technician that Howard County has ever had to work on their vehicles.
Other items on the agenda included the approval of the annual agreement between Howard County and Midland College regarding the Breath Alcohol Testing Program. This program is only locally offered at Midland College and certifies local law enforcement officers to become Breath Alcohol Operators and to be able to use the Alcohol Breathalyzers.