Eighteen area high school students recently completed BASF’s TECH academy, a week-long educational and workforce development program hosted at River Parishes Community College (RPCC), reports Coatings World.
TECH Academy encourages students to learn more about technical and craft careers through experiments, demonstrations, field trips and interactions with industry professionals. Since 2015, 186 students have completed TECH Academy in Louisiana.
The group of rising high school juniors and seniors participated in field trips that reinforced skills needed in technical disciplines for several potential career roles, such as a process technician, instrument technician, welder, pipefitter, drafter, and more.
The students toured multiple technology-rich facilities that helped further educate them on career opportunities. The facilities included BASF’s site in Geismar, along with the sites of TECH Academy partners, including Forte & Tablada, Triad Electric and Controls, GEO Heat Exchangers and NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. Read the entire story.