Kitchen Chat and more…
Kitchen Chat and more…
Congratulations to Advertising Art and Design student Jacqui Heim, whose photo was chosen to be printed in the national magazine for SkillsUSA.
SUN Area Technical Institute had three summer camps for students in the area. The three camps were the Robtics Camp, Health Science & Safety Camp, and the Computer Forensics Camp. The Robitcs Camp and the Health, Science and Safety Camp were for students in the ninth through the eleventh grades. The Computer Forensics Camp was for students in the sixth and seventh grades.
The focus of the Robotics Camp was was to learn basic terms, programming, and sound logic for assembling and designing a LEGO (snap together) Mindstorm NXT robot from a kit that was provided to each team. Activities were built upon the completion of a Battlebot and each team competed in a Battlebot challenge the last day of camp. Parents were invited Friday to attend a pizza lunch and watch the competition.
Bluetooth technology was used to communicate with the Battlebot. The Mindstorm kit included four sensors: an ultrasonic sensor, 2 touch sensors and the all-new color sensor. The color sensor has triple functionality in that it can distinguish colors and light settings, and can also function as a lamp.
Students also engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, learned about CareerLink and careers in the robotics field, listened to guest speakers and toured SUN Tech.
The Health, Science and Safety Camp taught leadership skills and entry-level skills needed in the health, dental, and criminal justice professions. They explored career opportunities and built self-esteem through communication activities, workplace readiness skills and activities.
Students did an examination of a mouth in the dental program, saw how teeth are numbered and positioned in a mouth, and learned what teeth are made of and what an x-ray shows the doctor. They discussed different careers in the dental field.
Criminal Justice skills included students developing fingerprints, mud and plaster casts, and investigating and solving crime scenes.
The Health Sciences Professions explored a variety of different skills including infection control, growth of bacteria, sterilization, and basic nurse aide skills.
Students engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities and learn about careers in the health, dental, and safety fields.
The Computer Forensics Camp theme was: Computer crime is here to stay.
Computer Forensics Specialists are needed by today’s companies to determine the cause of a hacker attack, collect evidence legally, and protect corporate assets and reputation.
Topics covered included: Computer Components, Operating Systems, Use of Forensic Tools, PDA, GPS Data Recovery, and Ethical Hacking.
Three SUN Area Technical Institute cosmetology students won medals at the 49th Annual SkillsUSA National Conference and Championships, held in Kansas City, Missouri from June 23rd –June 28th. Over 5,500 outstanding career and technical education students joined in the excitement of hands-on competition in ninety-four different trade, technical and leadership fields. The contests are designed and planned by representatives of labor and management alike to recognize the achievements of career and technical education students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen professions. In order to be eligible to compete at the National Conference, contestants must have taken first place honors at their state level.
Receiving a silver medal was cosmetology student, Katelyn Meiser. Ms. Meiser won her silver medal in Job Skill Demonstration A; a contest in which forty competitors demonstrated and explained entry-level skills used in their occupational training area.
Also taking second place, with silver medal honors were Alexa Krautheim and her model Jenna Swinehart. Ms. Krautheim won her silver medal competing in the area of Esthetics, which evaluates the contestants ‘excellence and professionalism in skin care and makeup application. Here, contestants were evaluated on facial massage, skin treatments, day-time makeup, fantasy makeup application, an oral presentation and a written exam. In addition to her medal, Krautheim won $1000.00 worth of trade-related tools and equipment.
Also competing at the National Conference and Championships in Kansas City were Brittany Kerstetter in Cosmetology; Kassandra Charriez and her model Amanda Torres in Nail Care, and Benjamin Maneval in Prepared Speaking. All seven of the SUN Tech competitors received Skills Certifications, which means they scored high enough in their contest areas to reach the nationally set benchmarks of professionalism and excellence.
The students were accompanied to the National Conference, by cosmetology instructor and SUN Tech SkillsUSA Advisor, Crystal Gutshall.