On January 10, five students from Wasatch High School’s Center for Professional Studies (CAPS) presented their business and engineering projects to the Utah State Board of Education, providing a first-person perspective of the program to the board members.
Presenting students included Noah Taylor, Harper Brown and Blake Skovgaard, who discussed their project for Verti-Crete – a Bluffdale-based company that produces vertically-poured precast concrete wall and form systems – along with Emma Anderson and Sydney Hiatt, who are helping to develop a women’s abuse shelter in Heber.
One of Wasatch CAPS’ industry partners, Tristen Eriksen of local company MIRO Industries, also presented, noting the reciprocal value the students bring to their partners and projects.
The Wasatch Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is a partnership between Wasatch High School students, local business, and industry mentors. CAPS students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by working in collaborative groups to complete real-world projects while being mentored by industry partners.
For more information on Wasatch CAPS, visit WasatchCaps.org.