When staff and administrators at Kent Career Tech Center, MySchool@Kent and the Transitions program faced the prospect of losing another open house for prospective students and families to the pandemic, they decided they had to try another approach. A live virtual open house on March 25 became the answer.
The plan included scheduled presentations, tours and interactive sessions with instructors (and even a couple of students), backed up by staff answering the phones.
SNN photojournalist Dianne Carroll Burdick captured some of the moments, from the auto lab to student services.
Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.
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