Teaching isn't a nine month a year job. Ask the number of teachers who take time during the summer to pursue professional development, at their own time and expense, to grow in their teaching strategies. Last summer Industrial Technology teacher Mark Nebuda attended "The Miller Experience" held in Appleton, Wisconsin. The week long program exposed teachers from across the country to industry standard equipment, expectations, and teaching strategies. They were also taken on tours of different manufacturing facilities and educational settings using the equipment. At S-RC the Welding Department continues to be a high enrollment area for students. Many students are placed directly into the workforce after graduation or receive scholarships to trade schools with the skills learned at S-RC. Last year S-RC upgraded three pieces of welding equipment to the newest industry standard in order to support student learning.
As a result of Mr. Nebuda's attendance, S-RC is receiving a stipend that can be used for equipment purchasing for the Industrial Technology Department this upcoming year. S-RC will also be pursuing a ReVision Grant through the Nebraska Department of Education in 2020-2021 which provides funds to upgrade Career and Technical Education equipment and curriculum.