New ideas and improvements were discussed at a recent Carbon Career and Technical Institute Joint Operations Committee meeting.

Principal Brent Borzak discussed that the graphic design department will be changing the yearbook photos for this year.

Michele Klock, graphic design instructor, will be leading the students with taking in-house yearbook photos.

The graphic design students will be taking the yearbook photos as opposed to an outside photographer.

The students will be seeing a savings of around $50 per yearbook. Yearbooks usually cost around $70 and now students will only be paying around $20-$25.

"This will also be great hands on learning experience for the students," stated Borzak.

Borzak also discussed the implementation of a 40-hour Spanish class for seniors.

He stated that basic Spanish skills are important for most workplaces in the country. This course will give the students those basic skills. David Reinbold, administrative director, said this course will give the students another advantage in the workforce.

CCTI hopes to implement the Spanish class this school year by integrating it into senior Health/Medical students schedules. Later, the school hopes to make the class available to other trades.

"We are looking forward to new initiatives and the new school year," said Borzak