June 23 & 24, 2020
Morning Sessions: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Registration Deadline: June 11, 2020

Are you a high school student and not sure what you want to do after high school or would just like to explore some careers?

Southwest Tech is excited to offer the Charger Tech Academy 2020 Virtual Edition for students entering 9th–12th grade in the 2020-2021 school year! Learn about career options and programs through virtual interactive, hands-on activities led by Southwest Tech instructors. All sessions will be conducted via Zoom.

The $15 material fee for each session includes a Charger Tech Academy t-shirt.

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Tuesday, June 23 - Morning Session (10:00-11:00 AM):

Totally Tortillas

Jeff Dombeck and Karen Bast

No need to buy premade tortillas in the supermarket ever again. Once you have experienced made tortillas you will be spoiled for life. They are simple, savory and sometimes downright scrumptious. Participants will be provided with a list of ingredients that will be needed for the session. They will be responsible for purchasing these items ahead of time. As a part of the $15 material session fee, participants will receive a $10 Piggly Wiggly gift card to assist with purchasing items. It is also highly recommended to also sign up for PM session of Groovin’ Guacamole.

Just a Girl Who Loves Make-up

Cindy DiSalvo

This session will get you photo ready for a glamourous summer!

The following items will be needed for the session:

  1. Make-up- whatever you have at home
  2. Eyeshadow is a must- light, medium & dark colors
  3. Eyeshadow applicators or brushes. (Q-tips will work)
  4. A diagram of an eye (will be sent to participants)

StrengthsFinder for Students

Dennis Cooley

All of us possess unique combinations of talents that we take with us wherever we go. StrengthsFinder for Students helps you grow confident in who you are and how you can contribute to the world. In this session, you will take an assessment to measure and identify your talents and we then guide the development of those talents into strengths with resources tailored just for you. Dennis Cooley has helped more than 2,100 people identify their top strengths and helps people to understand how to use those strengths to help build teams and to understand one another better.

Tuesday, June 23 - Afternoon Sessions (1:00-2:00 PM):

Groovin’ Guacamole

Jeff Dombeck and Karen Bast

OK you don’t have to wait for September 16 (NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY) to make one of the summers (or any time of year) most exciting snacks. Whether you make this for sleep overs or at the beach with friends, family get-togethers or selfishly for yourself, this is one of the most fun and fast snacks to make and enjoy. P.S. It’s healthy as well! Participants will be provided with a list of ingredients that will be needed for the session. They will be responsible for purchasing these items ahead of time. As a part of the material fee, participants will receive a $10 Piggly Wiggly gift card to assist with purchasing items. It is also highly recommended to also sign up for AM session of Totally Tortillas.

You Be the EMT

Ken Bartz

Students will be shown basic equipment and given brief instruction on its uses. Students will then participate in scenarios where they will need to choose how to treat their patient to determine their outcome.

Wednesday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 AM):

Chopped Part 1

Jeff Dombeck and Karen Bast

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD, ‘BOUT THE FOOD, ‘BOUT THE FOOD

Do you think you have what it takes to be an amateur chopped champion? Display your skill, creativity, speed and ingenuity. Compete against other young eager chefs to show if you got what you got. Participants will be provided with a list of ingredients that will be needed for the session. They will be responsible for purchasing these items ahead of time. As a part of the $15 session material fee, participants will receive a $10 Piggly Wiggly gift card to assist with purchasing items. Please note this is a 2-part session and is continued in the afternoon; participants should register for both sessions.

Exploring the Wonderful World of Nursing

Pam Bartels, Maria Kindrai, and Gin Reynolds

Participants will learn about the nursing field and compete in a game of Southwest Tech Nursing Trivia. Students will need to be able to access Kahoot!, a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn on any device. Participants will also go on a virtual tour of the Human Patient Simulator (HPS) lab and view a demonstration.

Wednesday, June 24 - Afternoon Session (1:00-2:00 PM):

Chopped Part 2

Jeff Dombeck and Karen Bast

BRING IT ON!

Chef’s-yes that is you we are talking about. Compete with other young food artists for a chance to earn bragging rights and win a gift card to one of your favorite food locations. Competition can be fierce! Are you ready to step up to the plate and show them who’s boss? Participants will be provided with a list of ingredients that will be needed for the session. They will be responsible for purchasing these items ahead of time. As a part of the $15 material session fee, participants will receive a $10 Piggly Wiggly gift card to assist with purchasing items. Please note this is a 2-part session and is a continuation from the morning; participants should register for both sessions.

Computer Aided Drafting

Ed Anderson

In this session students will learn some simple CAD functions for a Torchmate Plasma Table and create a project. Following the session, students will email the their project file to have the project cut on the Torchmate Plasma Table at Southwest Tech, and then the finished project will be returned to them. Students will need to be able to download free student version of Torchmate CAD CAM on their home computer. Directions for doing this will be sent to the students before the session date.