According to Judi White, Director of Public Relations/Marketing at Carl Albert State College, Rey Diaz graduated with the first class of the Carl Albert State College Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program in May, 2017. Since then, Diaz contacted CASC division chair/instructor Kristi McConnell to state, “I found a great job!” He is currently working for Gradner-Watson Decking as a safety manager in Florida.
He explained some of his daily tasks tie right back to what he learned in his classes at CASC. “I do safety audits, and because I travel from job site to job site I have a company vehicle. I conduct safety morning tool box talks, inspect equipment and tools. I interact with general contractors and other superintendents in a professional manner, and do daily reports, etc.” He concluded, “I really appreciate everyone at Carl Albert, especially all that Ms. McConnell did for me.”
McConnell is over the OHS program at CASC and stated, “I have been so excited to see what the future holds for our students." She continued, "The OHS program is a two year degree that offers great job opportunities after graduation. The jobs are out there, and it is wonderful to see our graduates find successful career paths because of their training at CASC.”
McConnell stated, "I am very proud of Mr. Diaz and I know he will continue to make Carl Albert State College proud as he goes on in his career. Mr. Diaz complete the two year program while working either full time or part time, and some days were not easy but as you can see it has paid off for him." She concluded, “I am over the moon excited for Rey Diaz!”
Students interested in learning more about the Occupational Health and Safety program at CASC should contact McConnell at or 918-647-1457.
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