HUOT CAREER AND TECH in the NEWS
Employers Woo Students at Career Fair
Laconia Daily Sun, April 20, 2018
LACONIA — She’s just a high school senior, but Sydney Shepherd has it all figured out.
“I should have my LNA at the end of May, go to LRCC for my gen ed, save some money, and then go to NHTI for nursing, do my RN, get my BSN online, so I have a degree. Then I will work for a little bit, and then hopefully go back to school, so I can be a midwife.”
Shepherd was one of dozens of high school seniors who were at the Huot Technical Center Thursday morning for the annual Career Fair. Representatives from more than 20 local businesses looking for new employees were on hand to meet the young people.
Sharon de la Vergne, career support specialist at the Huot, explained this is a chance for the young people to try out their job-searching skills. They needed to dress for success, bring a resume and be ready to speak about themselves.
“They learn how to apply, how to talk to adults, how to get over that stigma of being scared,” she said...
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Tiny House Brings Out Big Turnout at Huot Technical Ctr.
Laconia Daily Sun - June 8, 2018
LACONIA — More than 100 people turned up Wednesday afternoon to tour a tiny house built by students at the Huot Technical Center, and were left impressed by what they saw.
“This is wonderful,” said Jeanine Fitzgerald of Laconia, after she and her daughter, Katie, emerged from a tour of the 192-square-foot house.
“It’s amazing how they fit everything into such a small space," Katie said. "It’s really nice.”
The house features running water, electricity, a full kitchen, storage and a bed/loft area that is accessed via a library ladder from the 1920s. There’s also a 32”x32” shower, a four-burner gas range and heat and air conditioning.
Some people even thought about buying the home.
“If it were just a little bigger we’d really be interested in buying it,” said Leon Worthley of Gilford, a former assistant football coach at Laconia High School and superintendent of schools in the Farmington area....
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Computer Programming Course Expands Huot Technical Center Offerings
Laconia Daily Sun, March 15, 2018
LACONIA — “Okay, now who wants to give the robot a high five?”
A cautious youngster from Carolyn Lahey's preschool class extends a small hand as a breadbox sized collection of wires, gears and sensors slowly rolls forward. The high school student controlling the robot is equally cautious as he remotely operates the machine's metal gripper into position. The high five is a success and three more volunteers rush forward. Just another day for students in Huot Career and Technical Center’s Computer Programming class.
This past fall, the Huot Center in Laconia realized a long-term goal of launching a series of courses dedicated to computer programming and web application development. The courses are part of a two-year sequence that will teach students a variety of skills related to computer programming and allow them to earn up to 12 college credits through Project Running Start at Lakes Region Community College...
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