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Logan Marshall New IMT Instructor

Logan Marshall PhotoLogan Marshall has joined Olney Central College as an Industrial Maintenance Technology instructor.

Marshall, who served two years as an adjunct instructor for the program, is looking forward to working with the IMT students on a full-time basis beginning this fall.

“I have wanted to be a teacher for awhile,” he said. “I run my own business and have to train the people I hire. I found joy in watching them learn as they became familiar with the skills I was sharing with them. One of the reasons I enjoy teaching is that I can watch students as they learn and grasp the concepts. I feel like this job is a good fit for me because I know a lot of the mechanics being taught.”

Marshall said he has always enjoyed working on and repairing equipment.

“I was one of those kids that takes things apart to see how they work,” he said. “As I got older, I found I had a natural knack for understanding how to put things together to make them work. The more I got into this, the more I enjoyed it. I like fixing things and the sense of accomplishment you get from taking something that was broken and seeing it work when you’re done.”

Marshall completed OCC’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Program in 2006 and opened MSC Mechanical two years later. The Olney-based business specializes in heating and air, refrigeration appliances and electrical work.

In addition to his HVAC training, Marshall studied architecture and design at Vincennes University.

OCC launched the new Industrial Maintenance Technology Program in August 2012 with a single certificate. Since then, the program has expanded to include three levels of certificates that can lead to an associate’s degree.

Marshall said the program continues to evolve as the college strives to better meet the needs of the students and employers who are seeking industrial maintenance technicians.

“Employment opportunities are good,” Marshall said. “There are openings out there, but the number of qualified individuals to fill them has been slim. As a business owner, it has been hard to find someone to do the work and to be confident in their abilities. There is a real need right now.”

Marshall and his wife, Katrina, reside in Olney with their children, Micah and Elijah.

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