Ada — Pontotoc Technology Center will host a meet and greet event at its campus Monday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. for potential students to tour the campus and meet the staff.
High school juniors or seniors who will attend Ada, Allen, Byng, Latta, Roff, Sasakwa, Stonewall, Tupelo or Vanoss in August 2014, or anyone who is interested in becoming a student at PTC, are invited to attend.
Pontotoc Technology Center is currently recruiting high school students for the 2014-2015 school year. In January, more than 500 sophomores toured the PTC campus to see what career majors are offered.
The following career majors are available to high school students: heavy equipment operator, health science, cosmetology, information technology, biotechnology and automotive service technician.
During the sophomore tours, students experienced hands-on shadowing opportunities. The students were asked to choose the career major of their choice. They spent two hours in the career major, performing hands-on activities. Once they shadowed the career majors, they were asked to fill out a short survey regarding their shadowing experience. When they turn in their completed survey, they were given a parting gift. The purpose of the shadowing experience is to help the students determine if they would like to attend PTC their junior year.
High school students can attend PTC for three hours a day their junior and senior years.
This enables high school students to either begin their career path early or to earn certifications that will allow them to seek better employment opportunities while they are in college.
PTC offers a career tech scholarship for students who are interested in attending PTC after graduation.
Most students who attend the shadowing experience respond with a positive remark. Many students like the idea of hands on learning.
For more information, call Jayma Newport at 580-310-2253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.