Joining a nationwide celebration to raise awareness for Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month, the Lakeside Lutheran TechEd department will host an open house during the Lutheran Elementary School Basketball Tournament at the Lakeside Lutheran campus this weekend.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11-3 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1-3 p.m., visitors to the school’s TechEd wing can tour the facilities and learn about TechEd and Ag Survey classes offered. Guests can examine equipment such as a laser, 3-D printers, CNC router, a variety of welders, a four-station Ironworker, metal bandsaw and updated woods equipment. With the assistance of trained high school students, elementary students will have the opportunity to weld with a MIG welder, build a wood keychain and see a 3-D printer in action.
The Lakeside FFA Alumni group plans to offer complimentary ice cream sundaes and root beer floats to visitors during the open house. Signs will help visitors find the TechEd department, located on the west end of the school.
According to the Association for Career & Technical Education® (ACTE®), the goal of technical education is to explore careers that are in high demand, pay high wages, and provide job satisfaction in a variety of careers from agriculture, to manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and STEM careers. Lakeside Lutheran offers a variety of classes for students to explore these careers, from Family and Consumer Science classes, Videography, Web Design, and Computer Programing, to the Tech Ed department itself, including classes in Woodworking, Construction, Metals Technology, Agriculture Survey, CAD, Small Engines and Advanced Career Tech. For more information, contact department head Jeff Meske at (920) 648-2321.
At the February 2018 Lakeside Lutheran TechEd department open house celebrating Career and Technical Education Month, elementary students had an opportunity to see up close how a MIG welder works.