KidsTek classrooms are often lucky to host guests who share their particular expertise with our students. Last month, however, students at Florence Crittenton High School were called upon to share their thoughts, experiences, and expertise with some special guests instead.
On Monday, January 31st, Nick Jones and Cooper Newby, the founders of Classet, visited KidsTek classes to get user feedback on their website. Classet is an organization that connects industry experts with apprentices for on the job skilled trades content and training, as well as providing resources for potential skilled trades students such as application support and a video learning library.. By talking with high school students as they navigate the Classet website, Nick and Cooper were able to gain insight into the user experience and ideas for expanding their offerings in the future.
KidsTek is passionate about helping our students achieve success and one of the best ways to do that is through continuing education beyond high school. Though many of our students choose to go to four-year schools or community colleges, many choose to enter the skilled trades through trade schools and apprenticeship programs.
From HVAC to cosmetology, welding to nursing, plumbing to early childhood education, a vast array of careers fall into the category of skilled trades, which can sometimes make it overwhelming for students starting on their higher education paths. Organizations like Classet are a valuable resource for any student interested in a skilled trade, and we are glad that our students had the opportunity to contribute their perspectives.