On March 10-12, 2011 at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia, J House’s own Jason Long and Jeremy Minnick participated as judges in the 49th Annual Technology Student Association State Conference.
Georgia TSA’s yearly leadership development program and events afford students many opportunities that go above and beyond the everyday classroom and laboratory tasks. These opportunities allow students to increase their knowledge and understanding of this dynamic world of technology.
Jeremy explains, “TSA promotes technology in schools and provides a fun way to get involved with subjects that aren’t always available to teach in the classroom.” Jason adds, “The members of TSA are the future technology workers and leaders of the world.” The importance of this conference in particular is clear: TSA allows students to get a taste of the real world by inviting professionals from various industries to come judge the competition. Not only are these middle and high school students exposed to some challenges that they will undoubtedly come across in the industry, but their work is held to a professional standard, pushing students to be creative and innovative beyond what they could imagine. “Through this kind of system they get a glimpse of what will eventually be expected of them on a day-to-day basis, and I think that carries a lot of value,” mentions Jason.