February 7, 2007
Students from around the area take part in Cowley Tech Day
Close to 70 high school students from around the area took part in Cowley College’s Technology Day held Wednesday at the Career and Technical Education department in Arkansas City.
Students from Arkansas City High School, Winfield High School, Cedar Vale High School, West Elk High School, and Elk Valley were on hand for Cowley’s Technology Day.
Cowley instructors discussed programs such as Mechatronics, Welding, Machining, Non-Destructive Testing, and Automotive.
Lisa Roberts, Cowley’s director of business and industry, was also on hand to speak to students about Cowley’s entrepreneurship program. While, Brett Butler, instructor in the Career and Technical Education department, also spoke to the students about related courses and agriculture courses.
“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 of Career and Technical Education support services Sandy Randel said.
Technology Day will be held at Cowley’s Mulvane Technology Center on Feb. 14-15.
Randel hopes to see Technology Day continue to expand at the college.
“We would really like to grow Tech Day and bring in a lot of other departments,” Randel said.
Pictured: Keith Baker and Jim Yates, students in Cowley’s Machine Tool Technology program, demonstrate how to use a piece of machinery to some area high school students.