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Northland CAPS Students Get Dose of High-Tech Training

November 2019

Thirty-two Northland high school students had firsthand experience with U.S. Army simulation training Oct. 9 at the General Staff College Directorate of Simulation Education simulations lab in Leavenworth, Kansas.

The students were able to experience the center’s Space Academy and its Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. The Kansas City Recruiting Battalion hosted the event Oct. 9 for students of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Technology Solutions strand. The visit was facilitated by the Liberty Recruiting Company, Kansas City Recruiting Battalion, to show them the use of simulations in military education.

During the visit, the students were able to engage in simulated scenarios in teams of four, with each team having a ship to control. Students were given assignments like helm officer, weapons officer, science and communications officer and engineering officer.

Northland CAPS accommodates nine different Missouri school districts including Liberty, Park Hill, North Kansas City, Kearney, Smithville, Lawson, Platte County, Excelsior Springs and Lathrop. The technology solutions strand is one of six that students can apply for, including business accelerator, digital media and design, engineering and advanced manufacturing, global business and logistics, and medicine and health care.

An in-depth article is available on the Leavenworth Lamp website at this link.

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