Area students take part in Cowley Tech Day
Eighty-six high school students from around the area took part in Cowley College’s Technology Day held Feb. 6 at the Career and Technical Education department in Arkansas City.
Cowley instructors discussed programs such as Mechatronics, Welding, Machining, Non-Destructive Testing, and Automotive. They also discussed related courses and “What is Technology”.
“The purpose of Tech Day is to provide high school students an opportunity to come out and see all of the programs, tour the shop areas, and have an overview of technical education,” coordinator for Career and Technical Education Sandy Randel said.
Students were treated to demonstrations by Cowley’s Plasmacam, robot named Bif, which stands for Building Innovation of the Future, and its VCS system.
Cowley is currently the only school in the state teaching students with the VCS system, which controls vehicles wirelessly from a laptop computer.
Students also learned about Cowley’s new digital radiography unit used in the Non Destructive Testing program. Drinks and snacks were provided.