The technology center at Gulfport High School is preparing students for both college and the work force. The center offers two year courses in seven different career areas from computer science to health care.
Students in the technology application class learn about robotics and computer generated film editing and animation. A computer technology course gives students the chance to prepare and present a "power point" display. In all the career areas, including auto mechanics, the main emphasis is with "hands on" learning.
Catherine Newkirk is a the counselor at the technology center.
"It offers the best real life experience. Actually doing. Learning and doing at the same time. So, it just makes our students more marketable once they leave Gulfport High School, whether they're going right into the world of work or if they're going on to college or even the military."
Classes at the technology center are available to students beginning in the 10th grade. This week is national "Career and Technical Education" week.