Math students attend High Tech Guys Day

Back: Micah Miller, Isaac Miller, Roman Slabach, Jared Schlabaugh, Reggie Borntrager, Levi Geyer, Erik Schmidt. Front: Jim Wang, Noah Bruns, Palmer Thomas, Jacob Boller, Cole Roth
Back: Micah Miller, Isaac Miller, Roman Slabach, Jared Schlabaugh, Reggie Borntrager, Levi Geyer, Erik Schmidt. Front: Jim Wang, Noah Bruns, Palmer Thomas, Jacob Boller, Cole Roth

Twelve young men from IMS, accompanied by math instructor Lynn Yoder, attended the annual High Tech Guys Day at Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Sept. 30.

The all-day event targets young men from grades 8-12 who are interested in exploring business and information technology careers. Students take part in interactive workshops and presentations on graphic communication technology, computer support, hardware repair and other in-demand technology careers in business and information technology.

Jim Wang
Jim Wang

According to Kirkwood Business and Information Technology Program Coordinator Sharon Blanchard, each event introduces area middle school and high school students from 8th grade through senior year to high paying, high demand career ideas. “Students have the unique opportunity to learn from faculty who teach in the IT programs through hands-on labs emphasizing many different and exciting fields.”

The High Tech Days program features hands-on labs in Computer Hardware Repair, Computer Science, Fiber Optics and Telecommunications, Graphic Design, Network & Information Security, Software Development, Website Development, and Architectural Design

Approximately 100 male students from eastern Iowa attended the event. IMS had the largest representation. Thank you Troy Roth for driving a vehicle!

Lynn Yoder had this to day about the day. “I had a fun day with a great bunch of students! And even I learned new things. I’m looking forward to taking a group of young ladies to the High Tech Girls Day in April.”