Project kits provide hands-on learning from home for Longmont’s Career Development Center students

Packaged in plastic boxes and bags, hundreds of project kits created for St. Vrain Valley School District students enrolled in the Career Development Center awaited pick up Friday in the parking lot at 1200 Sunset St.

Under tents set up outside the building, masked students relished a moment to have face-to-face contact with their instructors, before heading home with their assignments in hand.

The take-home project kits will be a new normal for students enrolled in the district’s technical education programs. With the district opting for a remote start to the school year, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the idea was to give students some of the same hands-on experiences they would be getting in the classroom, said Charles “Buck” Webber, the assistant principal for the Career Development Center.

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