Hermiston High School will showcase a few Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs during the student lead conferences on Monday, Nov. 4 and Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Several demonstrations are slated to take place in the old commons outside of the main gym. Four high school student-run businesses will be open and operating, the CAD laser will be out for viewing, a community art project will be on display, and a virtual welder and a heavy equipment simulator will be on site. Parents and students are encouraged to stop by, learn, and ask questions.
The conferences takes place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 and from 4 to 8 on Nov. 6.
HHS has a growing number of CTE classes that offer students academic, technical, hands-on and real-world training to be ready to join either the workforce or obtain a post-secondary education through a university, junior college or trade school. Classes include digital arts, graphic design, engineering skills through computer-aided-design, business operations, computer programming, construction and welding skills, health science occupations, culinary arts, agricultural science and more.
“We did a small showcase of the CAD laser during spring conferences,” said Career and Technical Education Coordinator Roger Berger. “The two-fold idea proved to be an effective way to show parents and community members the skills that high school students are learning and recruit future prospects to our programs. This fall we are expanding the idea to include more class demonstrations.”