This past week, despite challenging weather conditions, FunTECH was held at Goderich and Mitchell High Schools. Students from AMDSB elementary feeder schools and some intermediate students participated. FunTECH AMDSB is delivered at secondary schools throughout Huron and Perth counties during the school day and the workshops are taught by AMDSB Tech Department teachers and community partners, such as Fanshawe College, with the help of AMDSB Tech student volunteers.
Participating elementary school students are able to select one, three hour workshop that introduces them to a skilled trade through hands-on exposure, while working on a related project. At the end of the day, each student walks away with a project or product he or she has built or prepared him or herself. A variety of workshops were offered to the students including Culinary, Cosmetology, Automotive, Robotics, Construction, Sewing and more.
In 2019, the goal is to expand delivery of course FunTECH AMDSB to 8 Avon Maitland secondary schools in order to offer this program to more of the potential 1050 Grade 6 AMDSB students that go to school in Huron and Perth counties.