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Tour the CiTi at upcoming Community Open House

MEXICO – As the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation ushers in a new school year, the community is invited to share in the excitement and tour the new state-of-the-art facilities during a community open house Sept. 26.

The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation will host a community open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26, at its Mexico campus. The new, state-of-the-art facilities (located at 179 County Route 64) will be open for public tours, student demonstrations and other activities.
The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation will host a community open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26, at its Mexico campus. The new, state-of-the-art facilities (located at 179 County Route 64) will be open for public tours, student demonstrations and other activities.

The event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mexico campus (179 County Route 64), will feature food, prizes, student demonstrations and building tours.

Community members are invited to explore the new spaces as the recent modernization project nears completion.

“The learning facilities that now allow our students to prepare for their futures is proof that this region values all varieties of educational opportunities and recognizes the importance of collaboration,” said CiTi District Superintendent Christopher Todd. “Please join us, not to celebrate the completion of a construction project, but to recognize the potential that these facilities have to develop the workforce and careers of tomorrow.”

The day’s agenda will highlight the diverse programs and services available at CiTi, with students offering tours and demonstrations.

In the digital media classroom, guests can bring in old photos and watch as students inject new life into the pictures using high-tech software (restored photos will be printed for guests to take home and pictures will be edited as time permits).

In other new classroom spaces, students will showcase projects using heavy equipment, a CNC milling machine, construction tools and auto body lifts.

In the new cosmetology classroom, students will do hair, nails and paraffin treatments.

Other activities include innovative robotics demonstrations featuring breakthrough technology; drone demonstrations by Bruce Throne, owner of Walt’s HobbyTown; hearing screenings; rock climbing in the gymnasium; interactive displays and presentations; balloon animal demonstrations; and a “Retail CiTi” store will be open selling items created by students.

A pulled pork sandwich lunch with salt potatoes and coleslaw will be served to the first 500 people from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., courtesy of C&S Companies.

Dessert (cookies) will be prepared by culinary arts students.

Each attendee is encouraged to pick up a “Passport Through the CiTi” and receive a stamp for every classroom they visit.

Guests may submit a completed passport for a chance to win the following prizes from local businesses: Dunkin Donuts gift basket; Walmart gift card; JC Penney gift card; Burke’s Home Center gift cards (2); Paul’s Big M gift card; Jennz Hair Studio gift certificate; Gino and Joe’s gift certificates (2); Monroe Muffler free oil change; Burritt Motors $40 toward oil change and a Sonic Clean Detail; Captain Dan’s Sport Fishing 4-hour drift boat trip for two; 2-night stay at Tailwater Lodge.

These are just some of the prizes that will be available.

For a complete list or for more information about the event, visit CiTiboces.org/openhouse.

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