Graves High Engineering Open House Set for Monday
By Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools
MAYFIELD, KY - A whopping 88 percent of employers in a December 2011 poll by the Society for Human Resource Management bemoaned the difficulty of finding enough engineers to hire. Virtually every list of jobs that are growing in demand for the 21st century includes engineering.
The Graves County Schools’ Project Lead The Way is changing to meet the needs of its students and to increase their level of college and career readiness.Parents, prospective students, and others who are interested are invited to learn more through an informative open house.
The evening begins at 5:30 pm Monday, Oct. 22, with a welcome from Graves High PLTW teacher Jarrod McMillin. Program graduates Michael Hopwood and Corey Elder will describe their experiences with and since their program participation. Murray State University Industrial and Engineering Department chair Dr. Danny Claiborne and University of Kentucky College of Engineering Paducah Campus director Dr. William Murphy will describe college preparation benefits of PLTW.
From 6:10 pm to 7 pm, those in attendance will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, to socialize, and to visit various booths. Operating those booths will b e representatives of MSU, UK, the GCHS Engineering Club, and PLTW classes. Those classes includeIED - Introduction to Engineering Design,POE - Principles of Engineering,CEA - Civil Engineering and Architecture,DE - Digital Electronics, andEDD - Engineering Design and Development.
The Graves County Schools’ PLTW Open House is scheduled at the Graves County Schools’ Performing Arts Center and Gallery, located adjacent to Graves County High School at the corner nearest the intersection of Ky. Highway 121 and the Purchase Parkway.
To learn more, phone McMillin at (270) 674-6242 or 328-6242, extension 2363, or email him at email@example.com.