Presentation on theme: "Cool Tools: Technology In The Classroom"— Presentation transcript:
1Cool Tools: Technology In The Classroom Presented by:Scott Naill & Tony Trapp Upper Valley Career Center HVAC/R Program Piqua, Ohio
2Upper Valley CC HVAC/R Technologies The Upper Valley Career Center is located in Piqua, Ohio 20 minute north of Dayton Ohio.Fall of 2005 Upper Valley Career Center dedicated a 40,000 sq. ft. Science Technology expansion on the main campus and it included a newly built 3,500 sq. ft. HVAC/R lab and training center.Average number of students the last 5 years 32 per year (Juniors And Seniors).
3Upper Valley CC HVAC/R Technologies Level I Students
5Dialogue vs. Monologue….. What methods do you use to promote your program?
6School Issued Laptops One to One Laptop Program Students are issued laptop Matching Grant Funds
7Social Media Marketing – The Cost There is no monetary cost at all to set your company up on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.Social Media are labor intensive!Facebook exampleSetting up the account – 15 minutesCreating a plain page – 10 minutesCustomizing your page – 1 week (If you have prior experienceProviding content – Never ending. These media have an insatiable appetite for content. The content is what attracts the customer
8Social Media Marketing – The Reason Recognize that social media are dialogues – people will not always say what you want to hearDon’t ignore the inevitable – your students are now, or will be on social media.“Beware of what you post!”
9We don’t need no stinkin’ social marketing…..or do we? What is it? Blogs Twitter FacebookYouTube Marketing/Branding
10Let’s take a look, shall we? FacebookYouTubeTwitterLinkedInSchoologyGoogle Voice*
15Linkedin (HVAC Educators) 1208 membersthere have been a number of good topics discussed, from how to get tools/equipment, to certification and people are always posting about new technology/product releases too.If you could not only utilize the session as a recruitment tool, but also as a way to ‘stay connected’ to new technology, trends, and NETWORKING!!!