“We feel like we have a center that offers a good selection,” Kirkley said during a Powdersville Council of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week.
One of the career and technology center’s newest available programs, Project Lead the Way, now serves about 50 students.
The career and technology center’s Project Lead the Way students have already made headlines this year, and are slated to compete in a world competition in Atlanta in April. Now in its second year in districts One and Two, the program has four teachers and about 300 students.
Wren students Albert and Alexa Nardone, Robert Sequerth and Carolyn Lennon told business owners about some of their experiences in the career and technology center.
Sequerth showed off a Segway that the career and technology center had borrowed from the University of South Carolina. Students have been working on studying the fuel cell of the Segway, a two-wheeled transportation device.
Located in Williamston, the career and technology center is available for students at Wren High, Palmetto High and Belton-Honea Path High schools.
Easley Chamber President Kent Dykes referred to the career and technology center as a “gem.”
“We are blessed in this area. We’ve got one of those gems that I don’t think many people know about,” Dykes said.