College Tech Prep Showcase at WSCC
This Friday, approximately 130 students from Washington County Career Center, Morgan, and Meigs high schools will compete in a variety of career-technical programs, with capstone projects that emphasize and bring together all aspects of their education and training. This competition happens during the College Tech Prep Regional Showcase, held at Washington State Community College (WSCC) on March 23. Judging begins in the Commons area of the Main Building at 9 a.m. with an awards presentation at 12 p.m. in the Graham Auditorium in the Arts & Sciences Building.
"The Tech Prep Showcase annually brings together projects from area career and technical high school programs that highlight the variety and quality of those programs available at the Career Center, Morgan High School and Meigs High School," notes Gary Williams, director of the Southeast Regional College Tech Prep Center at WSCC. "This event also highlights the role and importance of technical careers in our economy and daily lives."
Students will submit projects in technical career program categories for competition that include: automotive, agriculture/horticulture, business, electronics, health technologies, interactive media, medical office management, and networking. Winners of each category are recognized at the College Tech Prep Recognition Banquet on May 10th.
"The purpose of Showcase is to incorporate practical project-based learning into the career-technical curriculum at the three high schools," says Nick Arnold, assistant director of the Tech Prep Center. "It gives students the opportunity to complete a project that includes research, development, construction of a display, and the ability to articulate complicated subject matter in a comprehensive, understandable manner."
College Tech Prep, locally under the Southeast Regional College Tech Prep Center at WSCC, is a program that supports career and technical education at the high school and post-secondary level. The Southeast Regional Center works to develop pathways to post-secondary education and credit articulation agreements from high school career-technical programs