As part of Career Days there was an information scavenger hunt contest for students to participate in. The prize for the winners of the scavenger hunt, in each of the four Career Days sessions, was a GoPro bundle. In order to qualify for the contest, participants needed to find the answers to questions that were on signs at each of the Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) Department booths. There were also questions that students had to observe or ask someone in order to find the answer. Over 4,000 students participated in the contest.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Lillian Auble – Alice C. Harris Intermediate School
Kali Richards –South Cache 8-9 Center
Yessenia Tovar –Spring Creek Middle School
Brynn Wells – Box Elder Middle School
“These four students worked really hard and paid close attention to the information that was being shared at the event. Out of 4,050 students that attended [Career Days], these four young ladies did an amazing job and worked hard to be the winners,” said Jeannie Johnson, event coordinator.
More than 4,000 students participated in the 9th Annual Career Days held on the campus of Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) May 4-5, 2016. Students interacted with business and industry while learning about careers and essential occupational skills. Students were exposed to career opportunities through participating in an array of hands-on activities in three exhibit areas.
Exhibit Area 1: Heavy Equipment
Students were able to visit with industry experts about career opportunities, while trying their skills at operating heavy equipment. Students learned how excavators, graders, loaders, backhoes, and concrete mixers worked and operated.
Exhibit Area 2: Trades Area
Students learned about careers in auto collision, automotive services, building technology, cabinetmaking, diesel, machining, welding, heavy equipment operator/CDL, electronic engineering, and automated manufacturing and robotics.
Exhibit Area 3: Trades Area
Students learned about careers in business, culinary arts, dental assisting, drafting, fashion merchandising, health sciences, interior design, meat cutting, real estate, cosmetology, e-Commerce, vert tech, and information technology.
“With the beautiful spring weather in Cache Valley, and the excitement of students learning new things, the event was a success,” said Jeannie Johnson, event coordinator.
“We were fortunate enough to have the AirMed helicopter come both days as well as the Mountain Star AirCare helicopter. Both helicopters were a wonderful learning ‘center’ as students were able to ask questions of the pilot, EMS, and nurse on board. They were also able to climb in and out of the helicopters and get a feel for the small work area.”
Read what participants said about Career Days at BATC.
STUDENT: “This has been the best day of the whole school year!”
TEACHERS: “Thank you for another great BATC Career Day! I have heard nothing but raving reviews from our students. Several have said it has been the best day of the entire school year.”
“Please thank all of the wonderful people that took part to help our students see and experience the possibilities that lie before them.”
“What a great job you did in organizing the Career Days event. Our kids had a good time. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to getting the event together.
“AMAZING!!! What a great way to end the Career Development Activity (CDA) lessons in the College and Career Awareness curriculum. The kids and our staff loved it.”
SCHOOL COUNSELOR: “You and your BATC crew are awesome!”
CTE DIRECTOR: “This is my first year visiting the event. I had no idea what a great opportunity this has been for our students.”
EVENT COORDINATORS: “Thank you to the sponsors who made Career Days 2016 possible. Thank you to the exhibitors who provided equipment and materials that engaged students in hands-on learning activities, while being exposed to career opportunities. And, thank you to the Department of Workforce Services who provided volunteers each day.”