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Gateway hosts Super Someday

Gateway Community & Technical College hosted over 300 high school students who are considering attending Gateway.

Students from local area high schools toured Gateway’s Boone, Edgewood and Urban Metro campuses.

Super Someday is a high school recruitment event focused on the celebration of diversity and inclusion while highlighting the unique talents and interests of each student.

“Super Someday at Gateway shows our students that their next steps toward their future are real and attainable,” said David Kemen, teacher at Scott High School. “It reenergizes them and motivates them to begin working hard towards their career. 

Students explored the Urban Metro Campus and learned about Gateway’s cosmetology and massage programs and the college’s student run business, Emerge. Students also saw transportation programing at the Transportation Technology Center and multiple programs and services in the Center for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise (TIE) building, including the student run computer repair shop.

At the Edgewood Campus, students received information about many of Gateway’s healthcare programs including nursing, medical assisting and health information technology.

Students learned about manufacturing engineering technology at Gateway’s Boone Campus. They participated in a hands-on activities with the manufacturing equipment.

Gateway staff and faculty provided tours and information about career pathways and learning opportunities offered at Gateway. Staff presented information about enrollment, financial aid and student support services as well.

“Super Someday gives Gateway employees a chance to showcase to the high school students what makes them proud to work here,” said Kristen Smitherman-Voltaire, Gateway’s Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement. “The high school students and counselors leave with a positive sense of Gateway and the people who work here. 

High school students and counselors from northern Kentucky and Cincinnati were invited. Bellevue High School, Oyler High School, Ludlow High School, Scott High School, Walton Verona High School, Lloyd High School, Aiken High School, Gilbert A. Dater High School and Hughes STEM High School were in attendance.

“We enjoyed hosting our area high school students and encouraging them to find their talents here at Gateway,” said Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway president. “I want to thank everyone at Gateway who made this day a success. I look forward to seeing our guests on campus as Gateway students in the future.”

Check out Gateway’s Facebook and Twitter for glimpses into this great event.