8th-graders explore careers in Scott Tech tour

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Study fields explained as students plan high school strategies

Eighth grade students from Marionville, Billings, Cassville, Exeter and Pierce City High schools visited the Scott Regional Technology Center (Scott Tech) to explore career options. Students received a briefing on the various fields of study offered at Scott Tech and the kind of career available through successful completion of coursework.

"The tours allow the eighth grade students to experience first hand what Scott Tech has to offer," according to Laurie Woolfolk, student career advisor, "It is important for students to be aware of their options now; as 8th graders they will develop a personal plan of study outlining their high school courses soon."

While at Scott Tech, students participated in activities learning about personalities and the importance of considering their personality when choosing a career. They utilized technology to identify tools used in industry and the Scott Tech programs, and learned of the admission requirements for Scott Tech.

As juniors and seniors, high schools sending students to Scott Tech will pay for several of their students to enroll at Scott Tech in one of 14 programs. Students who complete a program at Scott Tech are ready to enter the workforce with credentials in their area of study, or begin their college career after earning college credit in their program.

According to Courtney Garner, Pierce City High School counselor "Students opened their minds to a whole new world of career choices. I loved seeing my students engaged and interested in so many options. I saw smiles on the faces of kids that I least expected. The tour truly inspires interest."