Five days of fun with learning

Dakota County Technical College hosted the 4th annual Teens eXperiencing Technical Education event July 28 through Aug. 1, 2014, on the college’s main campus in Rosemount, Minn. Linda Foster, DCTC instructional technology director as well as the creator and organizer of TXT, reported that the week-long workshop series gave about 200 girls in grades 5–7 the chance to explore programs in the DCTC Business & Management, Design & Technology, Health & Human Services, Industry Careers and Transportation departments. Dakota County 4H and six area robotics teams also provided experiential learning workshops during TXT.

“TXT is a fun, hands-on way for girls to gain a new appreciation for opportunities in technical career fields,” Foster said. “We get the chance to showcase DCTC programs and faculty—and the girls always have a great time.”

TXT2014 Day 1

Auto Body Collision Technology
Civil Engineering Technology
Heavy Duty Truck Technology
Heavy Construction Equipment Technology
Railroad Conductor Technology
Welding Technology

TXT2014 Day 2

Architectural Technology
Biomedical Equipment Technology
Computer Hardware, Networking and Programming
Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology
Interior Design

VCOM photos courtesy of Leah Dwinnell

TXT2014 Day 3

Automotive Technician
Exercise & Sport Science
Medical Assistant
Nanoscience Technology

Photography photos courtesy of Leah Dwinnell

Photos from a studio photography workshop taught by Photography Instructor Bill Eilers

All above photos courtesy of Bill Eilers

TXT2014 Day 4

Dakota County 4-H

TXT2014 Day 5

KING TeC–Prior Lake High School
Robotics Blaze–Burnsville High School Robotics
Cobalt Catalysts–Eastview High School Robotics
High Tech Kids
St. Michael Catholic School Robotics
Thomson Reuters

Robotics photos courtesy of Leah Dwinnell

For more photos of TXT2014, visit DCTC on Flickr:

Top photo courtesy of Bill Eilers

For more information about TXT2014, contact:
  • Linda Foster
    Instructional Technology Director