February is Career and Technical Education Month, a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. To help Sulphur Springs High School celebrate CTE Month, KSST’s high school interns have compiled short videos featuring a few of the CTE programs offered at SSHS. One will be featured each week during CTE Month.
Interior Design Class
KSST intern Jamie Cervantes interviewed Christina Davis about the interior design class she teaches as part of the Architecture Program offered at Sulphur Springs High School, and talked with sophomores Julian Jumper and Simon Wallace about what they’ve learned in the program.
In this program, students can learn the principles and elements of design, interior and architectural design, and how design layouts mean more than you think. From learning to draw plans to scale, space planning, interior elevations and how to interview clients and meet their needs, the program covers a broad spectrum in the field. Students need to be organized, ready to learn while doing hands-on work and not afraid to try new things.
They are guided by Davis, who after giving them instruction, encourage them to think creatively and reach outside their norm to come up with original ideas for their designs, according to Wallace.
Students learn to use programs that aid them in their tasks as well as pooling resources to make it all come together in the classroom and life, Jumper explained.
Interior design students are actively involved in designing plans for some pretty big community events, including the Heart of Hope Banquet and the upcoming Freedom Ball. They also will be putting their own stamp on the annual Honors Breakfast.
Be sure to stay tuned to KSST Radio 1230, check out www.KSSTradio.com and the KSST social media accounts to ensure you don’t miss the programs featured weekly during CTE Month.