After a holiday break and orientation, students at the Taos Education and Career Center (TECC) were back in class this week for the fourth session.
TECC assists students, age 16 and up, to prepare for their high school equivalency exams and what else they need to have a career. ESL classes are held in the evening.
On Wednesday, the Reading and Writing for Career Pathways class, co-taught by Nina Gonzales and Joan Livingston, got down to reading basics, such as finding the main idea and supporting details quickly in non-fiction text. They also worked with novels and briefly shared their experiences about reading.
The students also did career exploration on the Web via the computer lab and tablets.
Thursday and Friday, many of the same students have social studies and science classes, plus math.
So what careers are the students’ interested in pursuing? They range from the medical field, cosmetology, culinary arts, law enforcement, tattoo artistry to being business owners. TECC’s center will do its best to help them fulfill their dreams.
TECC is located at 115 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos. Phone: (575) 737-6200.