Rockets to the Rescue

Rockets to the Rescue

STEM Prep Summer Program The culmination of the Forsyth Tech Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Prep Summer Program was the Rocket Launch on Friday, Aug. 9. Four teams of four to five students competed in launching an air-powered cardboard rocket, using mathematical analyses of weight, force, thrust and aerodynamic forces. “This week-long experience from Aug. ...

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Expanding Perspectives Beyond the Classroom

Expanding Perspectives Beyond the Classroom

Global Leadership Experience. Forsyth Technical Community College partnered with Kernersville Cares for Kids (KCK) to hold the first Global Leadership Experience, August 5th – 7th at the Grady P. Swisher Center in Kernersville. Nineteen middle school students were chosen for their leadership skills to participate in the conference. They learned about career mapping, business, entrepreneurial ...

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Childcare Is an Advantage for Forsyth Tech Employees

Childcare Is an Advantage for Forsyth Tech Employees

“Having childcare where you work is an immense convenience factor”, said Kesa Jessup, Student Retention Manager at Forsyth Tech. Her daughter, Kalli, started at the Carol L. Danforth Early Childhood Lab School when she was 3 ½ years old. “She had been going to ‘Grandmother’s Camp’ up until that time,” Kesa said. “Then, it was ...

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Grants Help Ease Burden of Childcare Costs for Student-Parents

Grants Help Ease Burden of Childcare Costs for Student-Parents

Childcare is expensive, especially if you are going back to school. At Forsyth Tech, there is a solution. Under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, eligible student-parents at Forsyth Technical Community College may receive up to 70 percent reimbursement at a licensed center. Forsyth Tech received the grant last year as part of ...

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Always Maintaining his Cool

Always Maintaining his Cool

Careers in trades are rapidly becoming some of the best opportunities for the future. As baby boomers reach retirement age in those occupations, companies need to find replacements of highly-skilled, talented employees. Based on research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to ...

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Recognizing His Digital Skills Beyond the Classroom

Recognizing His Digital Skills Beyond the Classroom

Winning a national award at SkillsUSA last year in video game design gave Asa Gordon the confidence to compete again this year in digital animation and 3D modeling. As he and his teammate, Alondra Chavez, won first place in the state competition in April, they are on track again this year to compete in the ...

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How High a Stokes Falcon Can Fly

How High a Stokes Falcon Can Fly

Having attended Stokes Early College since the 9th grade, Tori Hicks seems wiser than her years. One of her instructors, Elizabeth Guiles, English teacher, Senior Class Sponsor and proclaimed “Graduation Guru,” described Hicks as never letting her situation or environment control her attitude. Despite difficult circumstances, and sometimes working two jobs, Hicks managed to be ...

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More Power to Them

More Power to Them

Congratulations to the 21 graduates from the Forsyth Tech Electrical Linemen Academy. The ceremony was held May 20, 2019, at the Northwest Forsyth Center in King, N.C. Most have secured jobs and started work. Josh Burcham, director of Technical Skills Programs with Economic and Workforce Development, welcomed the guests, introduced representatives from electrical companies and began ...

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Keep your Head Held High

On June 13, 2019, a dream finally came true for many adults who had not completed their high school education. Friends and families gathered in Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University to honor graduates in the Adult High School and High School Equivalency from the College and Career Readiness program at Forsyth ...

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Make the Best of Your Opportunities

Make the Best of Your Opportunities

Setting goals can be a challenge at any age, particularly when you are a high school student. With many demands and distractions, it’s not the easiest challenge to complete classwork while thinking about a college and a career. Yet, many students who realize setting goals is the road map to achieve your aspirations take on ...

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