Senior Days Give High School Students a First-Hand Look at STC
February 18, 2014 - Arcing electricity, hair salons, roaring engines and classrooms: field trips might normally involve one of those four, but area high school seniors got them all on Feb. 5 and 6 during Southeastern Technical College’s Senior Days.
Approximately 400 students from Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs and Treutlen County high schools assembled on the school’s Vidalia campus over two days to get first-hand looks at more than 20 of STC’s programs.
The instructors demonstrated equipment, made special presentations and briefed the students on the different fields open to them. The early results were encouraging.
“I was really excited to hear some of the seniors saying things like, ‘I didn’t know STC offered that’ or ‘Wow, I never knew you could make that much money with this degree,’” said Director of Enrollment Services Brad Hart.
“We do multiple presentations throughout the year at each of our area high schools on the programs we offer, but it just goes to show that there is no replacement for seeing something firsthand.”
That positive response already has STC-Vidalia faculty and staff looking to next year’s tours and has their STC-Swainsboro counterparts excited for their own Senior Day tours, scheduled for Feb. 27 and March 6.
“One of the [high school] counselors said that they were limited to one bus due to budget cuts, but they were going to go back and talk to their administration and ask to bring two buses next year,” said Hart.
The live equipment, the one-on-one discussions, the bags of free STC paraphernalia and the 118 pizzas ordered for the lunches were big, attention-grabbing gestures, but the goal of these events is simple, and STC is confident they achieved it.
“We hope the seniors who attended Senior Day who had not thought previously about STC, will consider STC after high school,” said Hart.
For more information about enrolling at Southeastern Tech, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.