Career and Technical Education Students Visit College Classrooms

OSWEGO – A recent visit to SUNY Oswego’s Technology Department opened up doors of educational opportunity for several Career and Technical Education students at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation.

CiTi Digital Media Technology students, from left: Eliza French (Central Square Central District), Donavin Downey (Fulton City School District), MacKenzie Bogart (Fulton City School District) and Analees Alicea (Oswego City School District) check out an eclectic collection of materials in a technology classroom during a tour of SUNY Oswego.
CiTi Digital Media Technology students, from left: Eliza French (Central Square Central District), Donavin Downey (Fulton City School District), MacKenzie Bogart (Fulton City School District) and Analees Alicea (Oswego City School District) check out an eclectic collection of materials in a technology classroom during a tour of SUNY Oswego.

Students toured a technology lab where they observed that college students use a variety of machines that are available at CiTi: a CNC router, 3D printer and scanners to create projects.

They toured a design studio and lab where one professor talked with CiTi students about using technology to solve problems.

The tour also aimed to empower and motivate students in their CTE class.

CiTi's Career and Technical Education students discuss with SUNY Oswego technology professor Richard Bush the benefits of continuing education beyond high school during a recent visit to SUNY Oswego's technology department.
CiTi’s Career and Technical Education students discuss with SUNY Oswego technology professor Richard Bush the benefits of continuing education beyond high school during a recent visit to SUNY Oswego’s technology department.

It also served as an introduction to post-secondary education for many students, some who were encouraged at the possibility of expanding their education beyond high school.

The trip was the second annual event, which grew from two participating CTE classes last year to now include the Digital Media Technology, Auto Body, Advanced Metal Manufacturing, Construction Technology and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology programs.