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Upward Bound students tour Lassen College on May 1. Photo submitted

Upward Bound students tour regional colleges

Feather River College’s Upward Bound program is taking students on trips to tour colleges after a long hiatus due to COVID-19.  Upward Bound participants from throughout Plumas seized the opportunity and attended the Choose Chico Day on April 9 and the Lassen College tour field trip on May 1.

While attending the Choose Chico, event students were able to tour the Chico State University campus as well as attend academic showcases hosted by the Psychology, Child Development, Media Arts, Design & Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, and the Advanced Manufacturing departments (areas of interest of the UB participants).  In addition, students participated in an in-depth tour of the Chico State Library and ate lunch in Sutter Dining Hall.

The Lassen College field trip included a tour of the campus facilitated by current Lassen College students, one of whom is a Plumas Charter School graduate and alumni of FRC’s Upward Bound program, Jacey Taylor. While on the campus, students were exposed to many of the college’s Career Technical programs including the Fire Academy, as well as the Welding, Gunsmithing, Automotive Technolgy, and Animal Science programs. They also toured the Lassen dormitories to see first hand what dorm life looks like.

The Upward Bound program has many more trips in store for high school participants during the annual six-week summer program.  For more information about Upward Bound or how student can join, visit www.frc.edu/upwardbound or contact program director, Audrey Peters at 530 283-0202 extension 266.

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