Two CTE departments host High School Student Workshops

Vanya Keys, GWC student, demonstrating robot programming to High School Students

On Friday, May 17, GWC’s Computer Science and Automotive Technology Departments hosted hands-on workshops for students from four high schools.

The Computer Science workshop was organized by CTE Department Chair, Renah Wolzinger, through a CTE Transition grant. Over 60 students from Fountain Valley High School and Marina High School Computer Science classes spent the morning learning how to program a robot and a hand held computer.

Two of the presenters were GWC Computer Science students, Vanya Keys and “HQ”, who engaged and impressed the students – especially when Vanya Keys told them about the Minecraft company that she has already started!

The Automotive Technology workshop was a Vital Link sponsored event which brought over 40 students from Valley High School and Woodbridge High School Automotive classes to the campus.

The students worked with GWC instructors to perform full vehicle inspections, wheel alignments, and tire installations. The morning ended with lunch in the Student Center before returning to their schools.

Vital Link is an organization that provides hands-on, career exploration experiences for high school students, helping them carve out their own unique career path.