Third Annual SCSD CTE Expo Highlights Unique High School Program Offerings

     Published on 2/2/17   Tagged under:    District News    Academics    HW Smith K-8 School    ITC    Nottingham High School    PSLA @ Fowler   

Eighth graders throughout the SCSD had the opportunity to see firsthand all 24 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that will be open to them as high school students, thanks to the third annual SCSD CTE Expo.
Hosted by current CTE students, the Expo allowed eighth graders to experience specialized programs of study ranging from Culinary Arts and Computer Forensics to Fire/Rescue, Drone Technology, Pre-Engineering and more. The CTE Expo was intended to help the eighth grade students determine if they would like to pursue one of these programs as they select their high school of choice.
“I’m really interested in welding,” HW Smith eighth grader Keir Glass said as he walked through the PSLA at Fowler gym. “One student there used a blowtorch and metal to make a motorcycle! It’s really fun to be here because I get to explore stuff and see what I might want to do in the future as a career.”
Current CTE students said it was nice to be able to have an impact on students who may soon be studying in their program.
“It’s interesting being here because you can see that the eighth graders are drawn to the bigger, flashy stuff—like electrical trades,” Nottingham’s Addison Simone, a sophomore in the school’s Digital Electronics program, said. “But it’s fun teaching them about our program. Technology is becoming more and more prominent today—these people can get paid six figures after just five years! I’ve already seen a couple of kids who seemed interested in learning more about our program.”
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