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Let's Get Tech Event Returns to Hill College

03.08.16

Hill College is making preparations for its third “Let’s Get Technical” Event April 7 at the Cleburne Technical Center’s Snap-On facility in downtown Cleburne.

The interactive open house gives the community an opportunity to have an up-close look at programs offered by the community college that provide training for viable technical careers.

“Middle skills jobs—particularly those in technical-related areas—are where job growth lies, both nationally and here in north Texas,” Hill College Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Floretta Bush said. “People owe it to themselves to come out and explore fields that may be just right for them.”

Previous events have seen high school students, parents and persons who are interested in retraining for a new job come out to gain information.

Among the programs featured will be Automotive Technology, Welding, Nursing, Emergency Medical Technology, Fire Science, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Child Development, Criminal Justice and Massage Therapy. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in activities ranging from virtual welding to getting an actual echocardiogram, from troubleshooting automobiles using scanning devices to taking vital signs on lifelike manikins. 

Attendees interested in emergency response careers will be able to climb aboard the college’s fire truck and ambulance and give it their best shot on the LaserShot simulator.  Services provided by the massage therapy and cosmetology programs, a big draw at previous events, will also be provided.

Staff will also be on hand to answer questions related to college admissions and financial aid. Persons thinking of attending Hill College in the fall are highly encouraged to begin these processes now.

The free event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Snap-On facility is located at 206 North Wilhite. Schools interested in sending students to the event should contact Julie Britton at jbritton@hillcollege.edu. More information on the event is also available on the college’s website at www.hillcollege.edu/gettech