- When: July 13th-30th, 2015
- Mon-Thurs 9:00-12:00
- Where: Franklin County Tech School
- Cost: $80/week
Mike Rowe, popular TV host of “Dirty Jobs” and founder of mikeroweWORKS Foundation is frightened that our youth today in the US are totally disconnected from work, its pleasures, rewards, dirt, and frustration. He has vocalized an impending disaster constructed of unfilled, highly-paid skilled jobs, monumental college debt (exceeding $1 trillion in March 2014), and disconnected industry and educational delivery system. In addition, there are class and gender boundaries that are hard to define and difficult to confront: why aren’t more women in certain manufacturing industries? Why is it uncomfortable for college educated parents to share the passion their son has to be a structural welder (earning a benefitted $80K per year)?
To register for Tech Connect 2015, read through the course descriptions below. Pay careful attention to the weeks that each course is offered. Click on the button at the end to either download a PDF form which you can fill out, or to go to the online registration page.
Part of the mission of the Franklin County Technical School is to connect students to a “future of successful careers and technical and intellectual curiosity.” In this way, we support TechConnect, an initiative begun in 2009 by former Superintendent Richard Lane and former Director of Curriculum & Instruction John Carey.
If you have multiple children you'd like to register, you must submit individual registrations for each. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Every attempt will be made to accomodate your child's choice for each week. If you do not see a course offered in the online registration form, this means the course is full or not offered that week.
Using the high-quality facilities and faculty at FCTS, we currently are in our fifth year of offering high quality, half-day, summer time activities designed to immerse students into an age-appropriate world of hands-on, real-life experiences. All of them have direct connection to careers and occupations and the major assessment outcome for each week is to create new excitement and curiosities in the minds of our area’s 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Please note, a minimum of five students must enroll in order for a class to run.
If a program is fully enrolled, you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list. Final determination of program enrollment will take place Friday, June 5th at 3 PM. For a student to be considered fully enrolled, payment in full must be received in full prior to June 1st, 2015. Checks may be payable to "FCTS" and can be mailed or dropped off in the school's Business Office.