Some good news for Tech Education in Rutland. Please see the November 14th article in Rutland Herald: Stafford Tech swaps out programs.
The local technical center will replace a program that teaches skills in hospitality and tourism with one focused on science and technology.
Lyle Jepson, director of Stafford Technical Center, made the announcement Tuesday night as he discussed the center’s proposed budget with the Rutland City School Board.
During the past year, there has been increased interest in having school programs that focus on STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math. Stafford will roll out its STEM academy with 16 students in the fall of 2014, and to make room, it will cut the recreation, resort and small-business management program.
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Although it may be sad news for those interested in the hospitality industry (Vermont does have a strong tourism economy), it is nonetheless good news for students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.