Summit partners with Orange County Schools to promote technical education

February 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Summit Design and Engineering Services is now an identified partner in the Orange County Schools’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and CTE (Career & Technical Education) programs.

601059_412109128828453_1981268735_n.jpgThe STEM program encourages students to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, hoping to spark an interest in those areas for them. This program, entwined in the school system’s Engineering is Elementary (EiE) program, is aimed at elementary students. To learn more about the STEM and EiE programs, visit www.orange.k12.nc.us/eie/eie.html.

The CTE program consists of a mixture of school- and work-based learning opportunities to “empower students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.” Some of these learning opportunities include: competency-based courses, apprenticeships, internships and job shadowing. Students in this program graduate with high academic and technical skills. To learn more about the CTE program, visit www.orange.k12.nc.us/academic_dept_pages/cte.html.

Aside from the recent partnerships with Orange County Schools, Summit has been a sponsor of the Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association (HYAA) for many years. This association teaches children the values of being a team player, respecting opponents and sportsmanship through baseball and softball leagues. To learn more about the HYAA, visit www.hyaabaseball.org.



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