Education Briefs for May 10

RTR 9th graders visit LATI

Forty Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School ninth-graders visited Lake Area Technical Institute located Watertown, S.D., on April 28. The students were introduced to LATI’s technical programs ranging from diesel technology to cosmetology. LATI staff shared the benefits of choosing a technical school with the students including the ability to stack different certifications or programs together to be as prepared for their chosen career as possible. The students were also able to engage in a robotics competition taking place on LATI campus that day.

The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council’s Outreach to Schools program is a partnership between the Local Workforce Development Board 6, the SW MN Youth Council and local educational agencies. The partnership is designed to address unmet needs and develop a strategy for delivering effective education planning, career counseling and labor market information to the region’s youth and families. The SW MN PIC staff work directly with students in area schools to assist them with education and career planning; college planning: post-secondary application processes; financial aid applications; scheduling campus visits; job search and assistance with employment applications; resume development; and industry tours. The local high schools have found that having a career specialist available on-site, who can organize tours of local businesses and colleges for students and staff to learn about local job and educational opportunities which lead to long-term careers in the region has proven to be a value-added initiative.

The Outreach to Schools program encourages youth to pursue education leading to high pay/high demand occupations and sustainable careers focusing on career pathways after graduation. The OTS program provides greater access to career services for the students and is a value added initiative for the local schools.

TLCS to have graduation ceremonies May 30

True Light Christian School will have a graduation ceremony for its eighth- grade students at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in the school gymnasium at 601 E College Drive. The graduates are Caleb Beachem, Carter Clark, Rose Hanson, Dawson Kesteloot, Emily Meier, Grayce Metheny and Emma Petersen. The public is invited to attend the graduation ceremony. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

True Light Christian School will also honor its kindergarten class Tuesday, May 30. Cindy Nelson’s kindergarten class is Kyra Bailey, Kyper Brownlee, Ben Buss, Anthony Enga, Arabella England, Lydia Falde, Kanon Greenhoff, Bella Hoff, Callahan Jans, Mauer Leysen and Isaiah Mutschler.