The Walker Talker

Walker Career Center weekly update - February 7, 2020

HEALTH SCIENCE CONTINUES TO SHINE

The Health Science I and II programs have been extremely busy during the first 5 weeks back this semester. Last month, they were able to meet with a Paramedic Educator from Indiana University Health System, Emergency Response Training Institute. During this time, they were able to learn about potential careers in the Paramedic field as well as complete hands on experiments to learn skills such as Intramuscular Injections, Intraosseous Infusion, Intubation, and First Aid Splinting.


One of the amazing things about WCC is the willingness of our teachers to collaborate on projects across programs. The students in Advanced Nutrition and Wellness have been learning about self-assessments and were able to collaborate with the Health Sciences class as they visited the ANW classroom to take their blood pressure.


Health Science II students are continuing to collect their hours towards certification (about 1/3 of the way complete) while brightening up the assisted living facility in their blue scrubs!

Motivation and Manicures

Individuals in the Cosmetology program were able to give back to students at Sunny Heights Elementary last week during their Motivation and Manicures event. It is always impressive to see how amazing our students are at sharing their talents with young children!

WCC welcomes over 400 Future Warriors

On Monday and Tuesday WCC was able to host over 400 4th graders from Warren Township Elementary schools. Through this experience, the elementary students were able to go on student led tours and learn about several potential programs offered at Walker Career Center from current WCC students. Nothing better than watching the pride and confidence our students have when presenting to the 4th graders.

SKILLS USA

This weekend we have over 30 students competing in the SkillsUSA Region 3 competition at either Area 31, Ivy Tech, or J Everett Light. Students will be competing in the areas of Automotive Refinishing, Auto Service Tech, Collision Repair, Commercial Baking, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electronics Technology (Bye this weekend), Esthetics, Nail Care, and Welding. Good luck to everyone that is competing!
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Front Runner Media brings countless opportunities to WCTV

This semester, students in Media Productions have been able to work closely with Front Runner Media, WTHR, WRTV, and Ball State University. Throughout the remainder of the semester, various members of WTHR will be visiting as part of a Speaker Series. Last week, their Manager of Digital Content, Scott Hums, came out and led the students in a discussion around the opportunities and outlook for employment in television. Several of our Advanced Audio students are working with Marc Mullen, reporter/anchor from WRTV on a story that the kids have determined to be of importance. Through this opportunity students will get a chance to be on camera for the story that will air on Channel 6 news. On Monday, students were able to visit with Ball State for a full day event that was designed especially for them.


What is most impressive is that this is all in addition to the regular experiences they receive through WCTV and MIC Network.


Don't forget to check out MIC NETWORK tonight as our Lady Warriors compete in the Girls Sectional Semi-final against rival Lawrence North.

Poland Leaders Visit WCC

Maria Bychawska and Wioleta Jastrzabek from the Srem district of Technical School Complex in Srem Poland visited WCC. Maria is the Technical School Director, while Wioleta is the education Director for the Province. The are in America visiting career and technical education sites through a partnership with IUPUI and the International Bridges Foundation. They were impressed with our facilities, faculty, and students and are bringing home many ideas on how they can improve their programs.