Tech News Summary:
- A group of high school students in Enid, Oklahoma participated in Autry Technology Center’s Teen Tech Academy
- Teenagers got a chance to explore future careers in one of seven different classes during a two-week summer camp
- Autry Technology Center offers over 25 career programs and short-term evening and weekend courses for many career fields
Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma, launched its Teen Tech 2023 program with a bang last week. The annual program provides opportunities for high school students across the region to explore and engage in various high-tech fields.
This year’s event featured an exciting line-up of workshops, including drone flying, coding, virtual reality simulations, and cybersecurity. According to the center’s officials, the program aims to prepare the next generation of tech-savvy professionals by exposing them to cutting-edge technologies and offering hands-on experiences.
“This program is designed to ignite students’ passion for technology and help them gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in this fast-evolving field,” said Rachel Snyder, Autry Tech’s program director.
The Teen Tech 2023 program attracted over 200 students this year, breaking the previous record. Participants expressed their satisfaction with the program, saying it was a fun and interactive opportunity to learn about different fields they may not have considered before.
“I never realized how exciting and fun technology could be until I attended Teen Tech,” said Jeremy Hillman, a high school senior from Blackwell, Oklahoma. “I loved learning how to fly a drone, and I’m now considering a career in the field.”
The program hopes to inspire many more students like Jeremy in the years to come. Autry Tech has been providing vocational and career training to students and professionals across the region for over 50 years. Its Teen Tech program reflects the center’s commitment to innovation and education and its mission to create opportunities for growth and success.