Butler Tech students from various career tech programs and satellite courses have completed their work-based learning by designing and executing hands-on activities with elementary school students.
The “Career Tech in Elementary” project allowed the students to partner with elementary students and their teachers in our associate districts to create innovative and exciting projects in the areas of Exercise Science, Equine and Veterinary Science, Visual Arts & Design, Information Technology, Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Healthcare Science. From learning about animals to creating art, the projects were as diverse as they were impressive.
The initiative not only focused on the importance of work-based learning and the chance to gain practical experience for our Butler Tech students but the chance to also inspire younger students to pursue their passions and explore possible career tech fields in the future.
“It was incredible and truly exciting to watch the kids light up with excitement for exercise science especially when they had never heard about it before,” shared Noah Rauch, Senior in Butler Tech’s Sports Medicine program at Lakota East. “The nutritional talk hit the hardest for them with almost all of them saying they are going to make small nutrition changes to better their health for the future! Overall incredible experience!”
The elementary school students were equally enthusiastic about the projects, with many expressing their desire to pursue careers in the new career fields they discovered when they grow up. Butler Tech hopes to expand the opportunity next year to more elementary and junior high classrooms throughout the associate school districts.
If you are interested in hosting Butler Tech high school students in your elementary or middle school classroom please email email@example.com.