Oklahoma City, OK -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/11/2015 -- Nikki Coshow, principal of Bodine Elementary school, was recently approached by Metro Tech site directors regarding a partnership that would provide students with even more educational opportunities in Oklahoma City. This partnership was solidified between the two schools and faculty and staff have worked hard together to ensure that their students get what they need for a quality education.
As of now, students at Bodine Elementary walk to the Metro Tech South Bryant Campus once a week to spend classroom time with the welding program.
Every few weeks a new group of students rotates into a different career program to get a better sense as to what it is all about. Three sixth grade students have been accepted into SBC's student leadership academy, which launched earlier this year.
SBC Site Director Derek Lollis commented that the partnership will be highly beneficial for students of both schools in a number of different ways. The director went on to say that exposing younger students to a variety of programs will help them to explore their career options for the future.
Bodine Elementary has been featured in the local news a number of times, most recently for hiring a new principal that wants to change the entire culture of the school for the better. This partnership allows students from both schools to learn from each other in multiple ways, which is the ultimate goal of the administrations involved.
The younger students will get lots of information about a variety of programs that are offered by Metro Tech South Bryant Campus so they can get a better understanding as to what career path they may be interested in as they progress in their academic careers.
The kind of hands-on experience that the elementary students are receiving at Metro Tech once a week is meant to get them prepared for the future and provide them with more insight into some of the different career options they have.
Metro Tech offers a variety of programs for students and is focused on preparing them for the job market once they graduate.
About Metro Technology Centers
Metro Technology Centers is a career and technology center with four campuses. The school was established in 1979 by a vote of the people to serve Oklahoma City in providing career and technology education (CTE). Metro Tech provides full-time career majors for high school and adult students. High school students receive credit toward high school graduation. Both student groups can earn trade certifications and/or licenses.
Metro Technology Centers
1900 Springlake Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73111