School Hosts Career Exploration Day

The Adult & Continuing Education Center recently hosted a Mechatronics and Industrial Controls Career Exploration event for a group of local students. The program focused on the rapidly-growing Mechatronics and Industrial Controls Technology field. Students with an interest in pursuing a career in electronics, robotics, maintenance, manufacturing, engineering, or automation were invited to participate.

Fifteen high school juniors and seniors from 6 different school districts spent a day with manufacturing, engineering, welding, and mechatronics faculty to see what “Mechatronics” is really all about. They received a tour of the school’s manufacturing and engineering departments and participated in some hands-on challenges led by Mechatronics instructor Kevin Schussler.

The Career Exploration Program, sponsored by the York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL), provides various opportunities for high school students to explore a variety of career paths with the help of local business and educational partners. More information can be found here:

The York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) is a 501(c)(3) intermediary organization that works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work-based learning to York County students. The mission of YCAL is to connect educators and employers to engage students in career education and development.

Student complete hands-on Mechatronics challenge.