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Congressma­n’s school visit shows need for career tech

Springfiel­d-Clark CTC students show how they are prepared for future.

- By Jenna Lawson Staff Writer

A visit from U.S. Congressma­n Warren Davidson highlighte­d the benefits that career technology brings to the Springfiel­d workforce.

Many of the kids at Springfiel­d-Clark CTC have big ambitions, beyond what many may think of about career tech.

Dusti Hayes, a senior in the Computer Networking and Cyber Security program “You look at the growth has plans after graduation to rate, particular­ly here in go on to Urbana University Springfiel­d — the amount to get a four-year degree — of investment that’s com- and maybe an even a PhD. ing here and one of the big

“When I first got here, I ways that they’re attracting knew nothing. I didn’t know this work force is the career anything about computers. ready workforce,” he said. I barely knew anything from “You look at the pipeline — a CPU to a motherboar­d,” it goes all the way down to she said. grade school. When you talk

She said because she made to people who are looking the choice to go to CTC, she at economic developmen­t could start working if she and locating, they’re looking wanted to after graduation at third grade test scores.” — either way, she’s saving Logan Moyer, a junior in time and money. Health Occupation­s/EMT

Hayes and a group of three said he wanted to express to other students showed David- Davidson during his visit how son nearly all of the school’s CTC allows kids to reach their trade programs, from vetercaree­r ambitions — his is to inary science to auto body. become a trauma surgeon. Davidson visited the school in He could’ve taken a lot of part to learn ideas from CTC paths to get to that point, to improve the workforce but he felt by enrolling in developmen­t that the school the health occupation­s prooffers the community. gram, he’d get there much

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