AC Reynolds High students get taste of first responder careers during A-B Tech visit

Posted on the WLOS website on November 9, 2023

Woodfin, N.C. (WLOS) — Dozens of local high school students who are interested in law enforcement or emergency services careers got a firsthand look at some of the training for those jobs Thursday.

Some 45 AC Reynolds High School students visited Asheville–Buncombe Technical Community College's Woodfin emergency services campus, where students learn the techniques needed to become a police officer, firefighter or EMS worker.

The visit gave students a real-world look at those careers.

"They get to meet all of the people that actually do this. These are the people that actually train our law enforcement, train our firefighters, our EMS," Reynolds Criminal Justice instructor Jenni Turner said. "And so for them to actually get out of the classroom, see it in person, it's a beautiful day for u. It opens their eyes, like this is truly a career they want to pursue when they see it in action."

The criminal justice classes that are taught at Reynolds earn the students college credit through A-B Tech.

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