Each year sophomore students from districts that have access to the education provided by the Pike Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) tour the various classrooms and learn about coursework in classes of interest.
Students invested time in each strand of studies having to do with career and technical education. Programs that become available to students during their junior and senior years of high school include the following: Health Sciences, 3D Animation and Modeling, Auto Collision Tech, Auto Service Tech, Building Trades, Computer and Networking Tech, Diesel Tech, Digital Media, Welding Tech, and Law Enforcement. A wide variety of skills and a broad scope of current professions are both explored and experienced in each program.
Elsberry High School guidance counselor, Tori Towery, looked forward to students making the annual visit once again this year. “I love taking all the kids because it breaks preconceived notions about tech ed. The students also can see first-hand what the PLTC’s hands-on education looks like,” said Towery.
Forty-one sophomores from Elsberry toured the facility on Friday, Feb. 14.