Middle school and high school counselors throughout the region are invited to a one-of-a-kind Engineering and Engineering Technology Workshop hosted by the NASA Langley Research Center, the Virginia Community College System, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia, Virginia Western Community College, the Virginia Manufacturers Association and the Virginia School Counselors Association.
Counselors from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Region 6 are encouraged to participate and explore the variety of engineering fields and career pathways available to students through interactions with representatives from colleges/universities and the engineering workforce. VDOE Region 6 includes the Counties and Cities of Alleghany, Botetourt, Covington, Craig, Danville, Franklin, Floyd, Henry, Martinsville, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke and Salem.
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
Whitman Theater, Virginia Western Community College (Directions/Map)
Free of charge; Lunch and refreshments included
Kimberly Brush, NASA Langley Research Center, Office of Education; (757) 864-6454 or Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of the workshop is to help middle and high school counselors better understand engineering and engineering technology as a discipline and a career so they can more effectively advise students and parents. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, Is There an Engineer Inside You?: A Comprehensive Guide to Career Decisions in Engineering. VSCA will provide a voucher for re-certification credit eligibility.
There is no cost to attend or exhibit at the workshop, and invited university engineering programs include Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Old Dominion University, Sweet Briar College and Virginia State University. Invited community colleges include New River Community College, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Patrick Henry Community College and Danville Community College.