Administrators, faculty and current students welcomed nearly 400 prospective freshman students and their families into the school last week for an evening filled with interactive demonstrations of the various technical offerings for students from the towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Marion, Sandwich and Wareham. The 1,300 visitors in attendance were able to explore activities in several areas. For example, in Automotive Technology there was a simulation of a motor vehicle accident in which the airbags were deployed. In Engineering Technology, an area of the shop was sectioned off for robots while a submersible remotely-operated vehicle was functioning in a test tank. Students prepared Bananas Foster and several other desserts in the Culinary Arts kitchen, while hair styling demonstrations and beauty and fashion tips were offered in the newly-renovated Cosmetology salon. In the Carpentry shop, there was a mockup of a shed and porch where students were installing side walling, shingles, and trim.
Roger D. Forget, Assistant Superintendent / Principal of Upper Cape Tech, stated that “it was amazing to see our current students actively engaged with prospective students demonstrating with pride the skills they have learned in their technical areas while at Upper Cape Tech.”
In addition to the technical demonstrations, the eighth-grade students were able to get a realistic picture of what it might be like to be a freshman at Upper Cape Tech. Sessions were offered on the admissions process, freshman exploratory program, cooperative employment program, academic offerings, extra-curricular activities, and college and career planning.
Students interested in applying for admission to Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School for the fall of 2016 should apply online at apply.uppercapetech.org.