Haas Automation (Haas), in association with the Region 8 Works Council (R8WC) and the local Career Centers/Cooperative hosted this year’s CTE Summit Friday, November 18, 2016 at WestGate Academy Conferencing & Training Center. More than 520 students were in attendance, making the third Summit the largest yet. The Summit was developed by R8WC in partnership with Indiana Region 8 employers and educational institutions so students learn career pathway options available, engage in active thinking around regional opportunities, and are enlightened of Career and Technical Education opportunities.
Hoosier Hills Career Center of Bloomington is part of R8WC. Hoosier Hills Career Center Assistant Director Christi McBride says this event helps students understand there are options available close to home.
"The focus is to regionally acknowledge what we have and to try to create an opportunity for a lack of a brain drain to happen. And to have something fun for kids."