|Alvin Community College Employee's Teach Kids About College|
|Monday, 06 August 2012 10:40|
Alvin Community College welding instructor Santa Scarborough, left, shows student Drew Murphy the type of equipment welders use to do their jobs during Bring Your Child to Work Day.
Children of Alvin Community College employees recently got a glimpse of their parents workplace during the Bring Your Child to Work. Students up to age 16 spent the day touring various departments and learned a little about each one along the way.
"The Bring Your Child to Work Day was created because Alvin Community College offers campus tours on a regular basis to our community," recruiter Lizeth Sitta said. "Our employees are part of that community and we wanted to share that opportunity with them."
During the tour the students learned about welding techniques in the welding department. They also were taken through the Criminal Justice building and the firing range. At the Health/Science building, they received a cardiovascular scan of their heart from DCVS students. Some of the older kids visited the ACC Career Services to speak with counselors about their future in education.
"The kids never knew that they were learning about the college, but they did ask if they could visit again next week," Sitta said. "Our goal is to plant that small seed, to show them the opportunities ACC has to offer. Hopefully, we'll see that seed grow and they'll come back."
Some students said they are considering whether to attend ACC or get guidance from ACC staff about their careers. Steve Cabrera Jr., 16, of Angleton said he enjoyed the tour and what ACC had to offer. Cabrera is considering becoming a teacher. The Career Services Department gave him some insight into whether teaching would be a good fit for him.
Grace Elliott, 8, of Pearland said she is already planning to take ACC dual credit courses once she gets to high school. "It's faster," said Elliott.