Instructors from seven BCTC programs participated in Conrad Weiser Middle School's Innovation Day. Students were given the choice of learning from over 42 presenters in 55 minute sessions throughout the day. The activities were hands-on and gave the students a real understanding of what would be expected in various career fields.
In Precision Machining, the students machined and assembled their own fidget spinner.
The Mechatronics lab had students working with circuit boards.
In Drafting Design, students learned about CADD software, wrote the data to design a fidget spinner, and created a 3D drawing of their final product.
Graphic Imaging couldn't bring their large printing equipment to the middle school, but they did bring lots of photos and information about the print shop. Students then used professional quality art supplies to design stickers, which the BCTC print shop will be providing to the students.
In Horticulture, the students literally got their hands dirty while making wild flower seed balls. These wildflowers are a positive improvement to the environment and will also look lovely.
The Painting and Decorating instructor decided to use this time as a great opportunity for students to get a head start on Mother’s Day gifts, while also teaching them the foundation for proper painting and stenciling.
The Culinary program clearly had the best smelling workshop of the day! Students learned how to make their own noodles from scratch and experiment with different seasonings. At the end of the hands-on lesson, they were able to eat their creations too.