Newton High School's Career and Technical Education program is changing and expanding its Building Bridges event to include more network and learning opportunities for the students and community. Additionally, during the day, the high school is adding an Experiential Learning Day for all students.

Building Bridges

Building Bridges will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Newton High School, 900 W. 12th St. The public is invited to attend. The evening begins with a dinner catered by Flint Hills Technical College and Newton High School culinary classes. Instead of tours, there will be different stations for each Career and Technical Education pathway. Stations will have information about the pathways as well as business representatives from the community. This allows students and the public to learn more about job opportunities and network with businesses in the area.

“We have so many opportunities and so many businesses in the area that kids don’t know about,” said Blake Smith, assistant principal and CTE director. “We are trying to get those businesses in the school so the kids can see those opportunities.”

Newton High School Experiential Learning Day

Earlier that day, all students will participate in an Experiential Learning Day hosted by Newton High School. Throughout the day, students will take part in community service activities and go into the community for career exploration in 15 different locations throughout the county. Students will also hear from more than 30 Newton High School graduates about their careers. The keynote speaker will be Vince Betram, New York Times bestselling author and president and CEO of Project Lead The Way.