By Matthew Liedke
High school counselors and administrators learn about emerging technology
Colleges often have tours for high school seniors or graduates during the summer, however, visitors at North Dakota State College of Science this past week were high school counselors and administrators during the 8th annual Career Awareness Seminar.
The event invites high school career and technical instructors, counselors and administrators to see new and emerging technologies in the areas of transportation, construction, manufacturing, agriculture, health care and nanoscience.
During the four-day seminar, NDSCS held six sessions on animal science, building construction, mechatronics, auto body repair and refinishing, nursing and culinary arts.
“The goal is to have these school officials spend some time on campus in the various programs and get experience and have in-depth conversations with the instructors,” said Harvey Link, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at NDSCS.
“It’s a way for people to experience it up close,” Link said. “With feedback, people usually say that it’s eye opening, intriguing and that they are impressed by the equipment and level of technology.”
The event often includes all the departments on campus and invites school staff members from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana every year.
“We don’t get a lot of returning people because we want it to be something new for people, we always try to share it,” Link said. “And we have extremely strong responses from those who attend.”
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