Geekfest Showcases Technology at Wiregrass Technical College

By Eames Yates
April 11, 2013

Valdosta, GA -

Everyone's got a different dream job. One student said "working with IED robotics in the Air Force." Another said "do something with welding, more hands on stuff." Yet another simply stated "I don't really know."

Decided or not, Wiregrass Technical College's Geekfest helped students figure out what they wanted to do. The event featured ten different activities including a mock TV set and a graphic design class.

More than four hundred high school students from throughout South Georgia came to the fourth annual Geekfest. The goal: trying to build a more skilled work force in America.

Don Morgan is an Engineering and Technology Teacher at Brooks County High School. He said "We do have a skills gap in this country. A lot of people don't realize that there are thousands of jobs out there that are not filled because people don't have the skills."

Brooks High School students were also there showcasing their homemade Segway... which was no walk in the park to build.

Nicholas Vargas is a student at Brooks County High School. As he held up a bandaged hand he said "I got like eight stitches in it and it went all the way to the bone and the knuckle stopped it."

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