By KOREY FERRINGER- When entering the room, students can hear the click-clacking of keyboards and the sound of saws cutting wood. Technology education, or TechEd is an excellent class with tons of opportunities for IHS students.
Members of the class can agree that it’s amazing to see what projects and challenges are waiting. Many of these projects can take a few weeks to complete. Within the Tech Ed department are many smaller departments, ranging from robotics to computer-aided design and drafting (CADD).
Many students prefer certain tech ed classes over others. Junior Julian Yerger said, “My favorite Tech Ed class would probably be Robotics.” CADD and robotics are two of the more popular classes. Although some of these projects take a while, students work hard to complete them. It’s always great for students to see what someone can create if they put their minds to it and don’t give up.
Students who participate in TechEd have done some pretty memorable projects that they will always remember. Sophomore Max Kovalchick said, “My favorite project was the 3D design model puzzle.” The Tech Ed class is an excellent choice for a student who wants to go into a career with computers, cutting equipment, and many more.
Students in TechEd always have challenging projects. Junior Owen Lydick said, “My most challenging project would be the grill I made with plasma cutters.” It could be from making jet engines, to making simple shelves, but projects take dedication, hard work, and especially good work habits.
TechEd classes are worth looking into for students interested in something a little different than traditional classes, or anyone interested in technology and the skills involved in tech-related occupations.
[Photo by Korey Ferringer]
Photo Caption: “Sophomore Luke Ciocca is starting a Tech Ed program on his computer.”
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