Happenings at the Tech Center!

  • Rebuilding America's pool of construction workers

    When the 2008 recession hit homeowners - and homebuilders - hard, more than 1.5 million residential construction workers left the industry. Fewer than half of those jobs have since been recovered, and few young people are looking to careers in construction, plumbing, welding, and other skilled trades. Mark Strassmann looks at the shortage of skilled labor (desperately needed to build or repair housing in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria) and talks with "This Old House" veteran Norm Abram and Mike Rowe, former host of the series "Dirty Jobs," about reconstituting America's blue-collar work ethic.

     

    Rebuilding America's pool of construction workers


     

    Idaho HS Juniors Needed for NASA Program

    DEADLINE: Nov 13

    Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS) program needs Idaho high school juniors. Application will close November 13, 2017. ISAS is an interactive, online experience highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at Boise State University and NASA Ames Research Center. Students will explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, with an emphasis on space exploration, during their online experience with Idaho Digital Learning. Students who are selected to come to Boise State University and NASA Ames Research Center will continue their STEM studies with hands-on team activities while mentored by STEM professionals and Master teachers. ISAS is a great opportunity for Idaho high school juniors. It’s out of this world.

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    Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive

    SPARK AFterschool Program Collecting Donations

    Help the SPARK Afterschool Program collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Donations will be accepted now through October 18th. There are donation boxes in every school in the district. A list of items needed can be found on this flyer.

     


    October is National Bullying Awareness Month

    Do you have the tools to stop bullying?

    October is National Bullying Awareness Month. The Idaho State Department of Education has organized its bullying resources here.

     

     

     Students are busy preparing their senior projects; which are phenomenal!   Examples of projects are:

    • design dream home with floor plans using AutoCADD
    • building functional robots
    • overhauling a heavy duty engine
    • studying the effects music has on Alzheimer patients
    • 3D animation (model a bunny, animate hopping through a field)
    • creating a business
    • photography, black and white film
    • Every Fifteen Minutes video (which will be presented at BPA Nationals)

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