High School Students Explore In-Demand Technical Careers at ACC

More than 600 high school students will converge at the Austin Community College District’s Round Rock Campus Friday, April 13, to get hands-on experience in high-demand technical fields. The open house will immerse students in the college’s Automotive Technology, Building Construction Technology, and Welding Technology programs.

The event, which takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will draw high school juniors and seniors enrolled in technical preparation programs throughout ACC’s eight-county service area. Many of the students are earning college-level workforce credit that can be claimed when they enroll at ACC.

“We want students to learn about the many opportunities that are available in these technical fields, as well as the numerous degree tracks that will lead them to successful careers,” says Gary Hampton, ACC’s dean of applied technologies, multimedia, and public service.

Participants will explore these growing technical fields and see demonstrations of skills taught in ACC’s programs. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a welding competition, and representatives from local companies will be available to discuss career opportunities.

“These fields are essential in our economy, and the technology employed by our professionals is changing rapidly and becoming increasingly sophisticated,” says Hampton. “ACC ensures the next generation of the technical workforce is prepared.”

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