CEC Video Testimonials:

Three graduates from the Summit Technology Academy are featured in videos recently produced by the Centers of Excellence Consortium (CEC) . The videos focus on the program’s advantages for high school students.  Students featured in the videos are TJ who is an alumni of one of STA’s Computer Science classes [video link], Sarah, who an alumni of STA’s Pre-professional Nursing class [video link],  and Dakota who is an alumni of STA’s Engineering program [video link]  Each video tells the story of the student’s experience at STA and where they landed professionally in each career field.  

MIC Video Testimonials:

Three graduates from the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) are featured in videos recently produced by the University of Central Missouri. The videos focus on the program’s advantages for students and employers and include interviews of Cerner and DST staff members as well as the three 2016 Missouri Innovation Campus graduates. All three videos may be viewed on Lee’s Summit R-7 School District YouTube or select the video links below.

Students featured in the videos are Jamison Guilford [video link], who interned at Cerner; Joseph Nooner [video link], who also interned at Cerner; and Quinn Cosgrove [video link], who interned at DST. Each video tells the story of the student’s journey through the nationally recognized four-year program including a focus on the three-year internships from the students’ and the employers’ perspectives. The students featured in the videos are currently full-time employees of the companies in which they interned.
During May 2016, the first Missouri Innovation Campus cohort — a total of 11 students — received their bachelor’s degrees in systems engineering technology from the University of Central Missouri. Students enter the program between their high-school sophomore and junior years and participate in three-year paid internships. The participants earn their associate degrees from Metropolitan Community College soon after high-school graduation, earning their bachelor’s degrees just two years after leaving high school.