Cody Hewitt is a senior from Coldwater High School and attends the Branch Area Careers Center’s Welding Engineering Technology program. His On-The-Job-Training placement is with LaGrange Products under the supervision of John Dodson. Cody’s job duties include fitting and welding parts for pressure vessels and ensuring there are no leaks. He says his OJT job has really helped him learn the importance of doing the job correctly every time. Cody’s favorite part of the job includes gaining valuable work experience during the school day. This allows him more flexibility in his schedule.
Cody plans to join the union and become a pipeline welder. This will allow him to travel around the United States. At the Branch Area Careers Center, he is a member of Skills USA where he competes in stick welding. Last year, Cody won 1st place in local competition and fifth place in the Regional competition. In his spare time, Cody enjoys fishing, shooting guns and working on vehicles. Cody is the son of Will Hewitt and Kim Hewitt.