Hands-on Career Day draws 270 high school students to campus

instructor oversees student with tools at large wheel assemblyHands On Career Exploration Day held on February 15 drew hundreds of junior and senior high school students to Lane Community College main campus to learn about the career technical programs.

The day attracted 270 high school students who took part in two workshops each, plus 43 chaperones who supported students and learned more for themselves about Lane.

In all, 24 high schools and agencies participated. Lane offered 19 different hands-on workshops, plus campus tours.

"I have no doubt that this event has inspired many of these students to make Lane Community College an integral part of their continuing educational journey," said Deron Fort, director of High School Connections at Lane. "We look forward to seeing them across our campus in years to come!"

instructor supervises students arc weldingFeedback included these comments from participants:

• "Culinary is my passion and I can't wait to be back on this campus for college."

• "The Torch...these guys are awesome! So helpful...can't wait for a Crow HS newspaper. Awesome!! Starting a revolution...The Crow Cougar Paws Gazette?"

• "I liked seeing the engines and how they run for the first time in my life and looking at the structures of the airplanes. This was an amazing day!"

• "It was an incredible experience and I am hoping that I get accepted and go to LCC."

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Published by Marketing and Public Relations, February 2013.