High school students learn about technology programs at BRCC

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WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV) — Over 20 tech-savvy students from Fort Defiance High School took a trip to Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) on Friday for the chance to get "Plugged into Programs" that interest them.

After touring the campus, students gathered into groups for hands-on activities with those who work in the tech field.

"Technology changes so fast. They may not realize that they have skills that could lead to a job that hasn't even been invented yet," said Sheba Lane, career coach at Fort Defiance High School. "So we try to make that our message to them."

They learned about engineering, industrial programming, information systems and aviation maintenance.

Lane said the school's partnership with BRCC helps to guide students along the right path after graduation.

"They are so excited about the future! It's so fun to see them turn on to something and realize that there is life after high school," said Lane. "Their life becomes more of their own personal choices."

Lane said there are about 200 kids in their graduating class and 80 of them have already enrolled at BRCC, not far down the road.