Bemidji High School Students Celebrated For Earning College Credit At Northwest Technical College


AND NOW LAKELAND NEWS AT 10:00.>>>PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS CELEBRATED BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TODAY FOR EARNING COLLEGE CREDITS BY COMPLETING A PLUMBING AND HVAC COURSE AT NORTHWEST TECHNICAL PLEDGE. THE COURSE IS A JOINT EFFORT AND OFFERED TO THE SCHOOL’S ACADEMY PROGRAM. DESTINY WIGGINS HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ONE STEP AHEAD IN THEIR CAREER BY BEING A PART OF THEIR SCHOOL’S CAREER ACADEMY PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES THEM REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE IN THEIR DESIRED CAREER FIELD.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF STUDENTS WHO ARE IN OUR CONSTRUCTION CLASSES, WHO ARE IN OUR TRADES ACADEMY THAT COULD BE CONSTRUCTION, AUTO, MECHANICS, MANUFACTURING, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.>>AND THESE PARTICULAR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN BUILDING A HOUSE THROUGH OUR ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION CLASS AND ONCE A WEEK THEY’VE BEEN COMING OVER HERE TO WORK ON THEIR FIRST COLLEGE CREDIT ARTICULATED THROUGH THIS FOR HVAC AND PLUMBING.>>Reporter: THEY WENT THROUGH A BASIC PLUMBING AND HVAC COURSE THAT TEACHES THEM THE SAFETY AND HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRY.>>ALSO, THE IMPORTANT THING IS SHOWING THEM THE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND MAINTAINING AND MONITORING HOW WE HANDLE HUMAN WASTE AND BY-PRODUCTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT WE DO THEM IN A SAFE MANNER. TO BUILD AND TO UNDERSTAND THE PROCESSES OF PLUMBING, WE THINK THOSE ARE JUST INTEGRAL. WHEN MR. HOMES AND MYSELF GOT TOGETHER AND — MR. HOLMES AND MYSELF GOT TOGETHER TO SEE WHAT WOULD FIT, WE THOUGHT THIS COURSE WOULD BE IMPERATIVE. WE FOUND I THINK THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER THROUGH OUR ASSESSMENTS THAT THE STUDENTS HAD INTEREST AND MAINTAINED FOCUS MOST IMPORTANTLY.>>Reporter: STUDENTS WHO CONTINUE IN THE PLUMBING AND HVAC PROGRAM WILL EVENTUALLY LEARN HOW TO WORK ON REAL LIFE SCENARIOS LEARNING ,000 TO CREATE A WORKING TERM THAT THE, HEATING AND COOLING.>>TO COME TO COLLEGE HERE BUT FOR THE COLLEGE THERE BE ONE LESS CLASS I HAVE TO TAKE COMING IN THE FALL. IT WOULD BE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT IN MY LIFE TO SAY I’VE DONE SOMETHING FURTHER OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND DO SOMETHING ELSE.>>WE’RE SUPER GRATEFUL TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SPONSORING AND MAKING SURE THIS COULD HAPPEN FOR OUR STUDENTS AND BEING INVOLVED. WE LOVE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE SCHOOLS AND THE BUSINESSES AND THE STUDENTS AND WE JUST THINK IT’S REALLY BENEFICIAL FOR EVERYONE.>>Reporter: THE CELEBRATION ENDED WITH A TOUR OF THE FACILITY AND THE STUDENTS WHO WERE RECOGNIZED RECEIVED AWARDS FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENT. REPORTING IN BEMIDJI, DESTINY WIGGINS, LAKELAND NEWS.>>Malaak: ALTHOUGH EVERY STUDENT COULDN’T MAKE THE

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