Yudichak visits CCTI
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS State Sen. John Yudichak, right, speaks with school officials about the importance of the SHINE Afterschool program and how it inspires learning, keeps children safe, and exposes them to careers of the future. From left are, Dr. Barbara Conway, superintendent of the Jim Thorpe Area School District; David Reinbold, executive director of CCTI; Jeanne Miller, director of SHINE; Bill Richards of Sen. Yudichak's office; Jonathan Cleaver, superintendent of Lehighton Area School District; and Dr. Carol Adukaitis of the State System of Higher Education.
State Sen. John Yudichak recently visited the Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe to observe the Lehigh Carbon Community College SHINE Career Academy, which teaches sixth through eighth grade students about jobs of the future through hands-on activities.
During his visit, Yudichak met with a number of school and state officials to discuss the benefits of the program.
He also got to see first-hand what the students were working on, such as a robotic arm and an electric car.