Mid Michigan College student, Casey Schmid of Clare, recently received a Head of the Class award from Malco Products, a major tool manufacturer based in Annandale, Minnesota.

"Casey is a dedicated student, often arriving early and staying late," noted Ron Holmes, HRA Lead Faculty at Mid. "He is a team player and exceeded all expectations and standards of the program. He is the definition of success."

Each school term, Malco recognizes high-achieving students and entire graduating classes in the HVAC/sheet metal, building construction, and autobody repair fields through the “Head of the Class” Student Recognition Program.

Since 2005, the program has reached more than 55,000 students, including 3,000 “Head of the Class” honorees, representing more than 700 high school career technical education programs, technical schools, union Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees, and industry association programs across the U.S. and Canada.

“Completing this program has improved my skills and prepared me for success,” explained Schmid. “Beyond the coursework, I’ve enjoyed sharing my knowledge with classmates and helping them succeed and grow as well.”

Mid’s HRA lab features heating and refrigeration units for hands-on learning that prepares students to enter the workforce successfully. In addition, fast-track options allow students to earn multiple credentials and certifications in just one year.

For more information about Mid Michigan College’s HRA Program, visit midmich.edu/hra or contact Ron Holmes at rholmes@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6622 x590.

Casey Schmid with Dean Shawn Troy and Instructor Ron Holmes.

Casey Schmid with Dean Shawn Troy and Instructor Ron Holmes.

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