QAVTC set to offer tours to students

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The Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center will host classroom tours for Quincy Junior High eighth graders on Friday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The purpose is to show students more than ten programs offered at the QAVTC, along with career options they can explore in and beyond high school.

“Not a lot of people know that we exist. Before they go into high school, before they start signing up for classes just let them know about what careers are available to them, QAVTC Director Kaleb Smith said. “So we are giving students technical skills going into a certain career field, high skill, high wage skills.”

During the tour students will be able to ask questions, see current students work in class and hands-on opportunities for certain classes.

Quincy Senior High School senior Gage Breuer, who took the diesel technician course and is currently taking agriculture shared his experience with WGEM.

“I think it’s really helpful. I think it’s really cool that they have stuff for us to do here, because it helps you get prepared for college and stuff outside of high school, Breuer said. “It doesn’t feel like high school in the vo-tech building.”

Another tour will be offered Friday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and local businesses are invited to explore the QAVTC building.

For a full list of programs offered at the QAVTC click here and for questions call (217) 224-3775.

Drew Brown

Drew Brown

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