Girls learn more about technology

Girls learn more about technology

Girls giggle at the front of the classroom as they pick up chemicals and talk about their uses.

While the giggles may not be part of the course work, science and math are.

One person who should know is Dr. Mary Yarbrough, the Dean for Technology.

"They are learning all about technologies and the wonderful career opportunities that are available," says Yarbrough.

High School girls from across the Valley are learning about future job possibilities.

"A lot of them did not know before they came that for every engineer that's out there, there are 7 technicians, for every doctor out there 10 technicians . In 2 years you can get an associates degree and make 70, 80 thousand dollars."

Good salaries and great jobs are the goals here.  Wide eyed wonderment takes over as these young ladies realize their math and science lessons from the past are playing a role in the present.

"Before they know it they are doing math, because they learning what they are doing as they are doing it with their hands...and it becomes much more applicable and they see what they are doing with it."

These girls could, eventually, consider a career in technology.

Like, Kayla James a Sparkman High School 11th grader.

"This deals so much with science and kind of like different jobs in the industry and what ever. And when I start looking at colleges or even what I might want to do in life, I can remember this."

Taylor Childers will be a West Limestone 11th Grader.

"Well, I'm interested in engineering and I though I would come here and see what kind of jobs were available in engineering and process technology."