Over 1,000 students 'Get Wired' into future careers

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 2, 2017

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College welcomed 1,300 local students Thursday to explore future careers.

The 'Get Wired' event took place on the Valdosta campus and welcomed 15 schools from across South Georgia.

Students had 17 hands-on activities to choose from, including drone racing and an escape room.

"Sometimes it's good to just stay in the classroom, but sometimes it's good to have fun too," says Ryder Knowles, a Berrien County 8th grader.

His class was challenged to complete the Wiregrass escape room.

The room was tangled in clues that students had to solve to find the master key to escape. Each clue was based on a program offered at Wiregrass.

"They've got to run around and experience different things. They're going to be excited about getting to do this once they've graduated high school," says Lance Trowell, a Berrien Middle School teacher.

Berrien Middle brought 68 students to the event.

Trowell says they enjoy learning the different career and education options, and having fun in the process.

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