For awhile, we had a few applications coming in each week, then once spring break happened, everything seemed to come to a halt. We’re hoping to fill 48 BizTech Academy slots, but still have some openings, and have extended the application deadline to May 10th. We’re also doing a second push to all the area business and STEM Department Chairs at each of the high schools, and have begun networking with the faith-based and home school networks. We even have a student coming from about 250 miles away, who will be spending the summer in the Twin Cities!
Meanwhile, we now have a multi-colored logo that has the atomic symbol with dollar signs imbedded in the atom for our t-shirts and promotional materials. Our Marketing team did a fantastic job, and is also upgrading our BizTech webpage, www.dctc.edu/go/BizTech and sending out press releases to local media. Tomorrow, I’m going to visit with an intermediate school district (a special high school program with students from a variety of districts), and will be working on activities where students must re-purpose items and think outside of the box. Hopefully, we’ll garner a few more students.