BRTC alum uses skills to help disabled veteran

Shane Baldwin works on a veteran’s wheelchair at Black River Technical College.

Shane Baldwin, Black River Technical College alum and former structural steel and pipe welding instructor for the Paragould Corporate and Community Education Department, stopped by the BRTC welding shop recently to work on a special project.

Baldwin, current superintendent of Thompson Construction in Osceola, volunteered to repair a Jonesboro veteran’s wheelchair.

The wheelchair was originally built for the disabled veteran to be able to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle. The veteran had been having some issues with the wheelchair, however, so Baldwin offered to use his skills to repair it.

Baldwin stated that he is grateful for opportunities to serve others, and added, “I didn’t think I would be where I am now when I started this journey at Black River Tech over eleven years ago.”

For information about the Corporate and Community Education Department programs offered at BRTC Paragould, contact Dana Bradford at (870) 239-0969, ext. 5210 or by email at DanaB@black rivertech.edu, or visit https://blackrivertech.org/workforce-corporate-and -community-training.

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