MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/22/14) – Several sixth grade girls from South Hopkins Middle School had the opportunity to attend "Girls in Engineering and Technology" Friday at Madisonville Community College, as a part of the Workforce Solutions Department.
For seven years, MCC has hosted the event, funded by the Tennessee Valley Authority, to promote interest in non-traditional jobs for women, says Kristy Quinn, coordinator.
"(We want to) expose young girls to science and technology careers," said Quinn.
The activities simulated the energy production process from the western Kentucky coal mines to the TVA Power Plant, then to the households and businesses in the area. The students learned engineering-related skills to draft a plan, purchased needed materials within a budget, worked as a team to overcome physical obstacles, and finished by powering a generator that tested the success of their efforts.
For more on the Workforce Solutions Department, go to: http://www.madisonville.kctcs.edu/Workforce_Solutions.
Photos by Taylor Riley
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