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Fourth “Let’s Get Technical” event being planned at Hill College

09.28.16

Hill College is making preparations for its fourth “Let’s Get Technical,” an interactive showcase scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, at the college’s downtown facilities.

This fall’s event will be the biggest yet, as it will take place in the college’s Snap-on facility and in the newly dedicated Cleburne Technical Center (CTC), home to the college’s new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program and its welding program. The CTC is located within feet of the Snap-on facility, where the college teaches automotive technology.

The interactive nature of the event gives the community an up-close look at Hill College programs that provide training for viable technical careers.

“Jobs in technical-related areas account for the majority of job growth over the next several years, both nationally and here in north Texas,” said Dr. Floretta Bush, Hill College dean of Career and Technical Education. “People owe it to themselves and/or their children to come out and explore fields that may be just right for them.”

High school students, counselors, parents, and persons interested in retraining for a new job are among the attendees at previous Let’s Get Technical events. “Our goal is to increase community awareness of the high-quality, affordable training that can be found right here in Cleburne,” Bush said.

Along with Automotive Technology, Welding, and HVAC, featured programs include Nursing, Emergency Medical Technology, Fire Science, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Child Development, Criminal Justice and Office Administration. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in activities ranging from virtual welding, to getting an actual echocardiogram, to testing their shooting skills through a laser shot simulation program.

Attendees interested in emergency response careers will be able to climb aboard the college’s fire truck and ambulance.  Services provided by the cosmetology program, a big draw at previous events, will also be provided.

Hill College instructors will be onsite to visit with attendees, while staff will be there to answer questions related to college admissions and financial aid. Printed information will be available on all programs.

Attendees will each receive a “goodie bag,” and a chance to receive a door prize. Hot dogs will be served.

The free event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Hill College Snap-on facility is located at 206 North Wilhite. Schools interested in sending students to the event should contact Cindy Rash at crash@hillcollege.edu .