Career/tech in action

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Approximately 200 parents, prospective students and other interested individuals attended LeCroy Career/Technical Center’s open house yesterday.

While there, they toured the center’s 15 departments and learned about student projects and the technology used to create them.

LeCroy Director Tommy Glasscock was pleased when he looked at the school’s parking lot, which indicated the event was successful.

“This was my intent, to fill this parking lot full,” he said.

Several of those in attendance were relatives of students, including brothers and sisters. The event was hoped to spur interest about the school’s current programs as well as its future goals.

“That’s the whole purpose of this is to get [students’] younger siblings out here,” Glasscock said.

There are 15 departments in all, including a job training program designed to equip special needs students.

Attendees gathered in a meeting room that will soon be transformed into a media center/theater that will seat up to 125 people. The school has collected about $8,000 in funding toward the project, which is expected to take off by about the first of next year, Glasscock estimated.

The media center will sport a 10-foot screen and overhead projector, along with theater-style seating and other furnishings. It will be used for student teaching as well as for meetings of various community groups and civic organizations.

“This will kind of be our calling card for career/tech education,” Glasscock said.