Westside Christian Academy Welcomes Trijicon, Inc. to Their STEAM Master Class Speaking Series

Westside Christian Academy hosted Charles L. Motley, Vice President of Operations, and Stephen Bindon, President and CEO of Trijicon, Inc., at the school's monthly STEAM assembly program.

Mr. Motley spoke to the students about the many opportunities available to them if they choose a career in engineering.  He encouraged them to learn more about all the possibilities in this career field, including the manufacturing of Trijicon’s advanced riflescopes and sights for tactical and sporting applications. 

“I think its important that Afro Americans get into engineering because its a field where we are not well represented,“ Mr. Motley said.  “It drives a lot of the economy’s growth and is a great opportunity for Afro Americans to get involved and get into the business structure of America.”

The Westside STEAM Master Class Series was recently introduced to the school to enrich the student’s understanding of the career options that exist in the STEAM fields and to ignite their passion to study further in these critical areas. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math education. 

“I was pleasantly surprised to see all the great preparation these students go through so they are ready for college, ready to take on the world,” said Trijicon President and CEO Stephen Bindon.

ABOUT STEAM

STEAM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in five specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Rather than teach the five disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEAM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

ABOUT TRIJICON, INC.

Trijicon has led the industry in the development of superior any-light aiming systems since the company’s founding in 1981.  World-renowned for its innovative applications of tritium and advanced fiber-optics, Trijicon manufactures the most advanced riflescopes and sights for tactical and sporting applications.

ABOUT WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Westside Christian Academy is a beacon of hope in Detroit by providing children a holistic, Christ-centered education in a loving community. Founded in 1994, Westside Christian Academy is located on the western edge of Detroit.  Westside Christian Academy is led by Dr. Ken Hall (Superintendent) and Mr. Henry Wells (Campus Principal) and is supported by a board of directors that is dedicated to excellence. Graduates of Westside can be found in colleges and universities, the military and various careers such as business, education, ministry and law enforcement.

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Source: Westside Christian Academy


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