Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Students Find Hands-On Learning at Center

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Students Find Hands-On Learning at Center

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Many Castle High School students find different ways to learn outside of traditional classrooms. The Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center (SICTC), located in Evansville, offers many programs that give students in surrounding counties hands-on learning experiences and trade skills to better their education and life.

Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend an open house at the SICTC.

It gives the students a chance to see the school, look into programs and meet the teachers.

There are 21 different courses offered at the SICTC. Programs range from health sciences to communications/radio and TV.

The wide range of courses ensure a perfect fit for each student.

Most of the programs are for two years, but there are some one- year programs offered as well.

The SICTC offers programs in the morning and in the afternoon. This gives all students who want to participate a better opportunity.

There are 71 junior and senior Castle students who attend the SICTC.

Senior Kristin Beckwith has attended the SICTC for two years to study culinary arts.

"I've wanted to be a chef since sixth grade and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to learn more and broaden my horizons," she said.

Beckwith has learned valuable things about the food service industry, such as safe food handling and techniques on how to better prepare food, through this program.

Beckwith wants to continue this career path when she graduates.

Graphic communications or graphic design is another option offered at SICTC.

Junior AJ Conder goes to the SICTC for this program.

"My dad is into the computer business. (He works) on St. Mary's Hospital's computers," he said. "I wanted to work on computers a different way."

Senior Justice Woodall studies diesel technology at the SICTC.

"I enjoy working on the big engines and diagnosing problems," he said. …

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