Students are Well Prepared for College After Linthicum’s Technology Class

Posted on June 6th, 2012

Loma Linda Academy | Southeastern California Conference
Industrial Technology

Upon entering Jay Linthicum’s classroom, students can be found cutting, welding, programming, molding and building a variety of projects. Linthicum is best known at Loma Linda Academy (LLA) for developing the Technology Integrated Education (TIE) program—a four-year commitment in which students learn practical skills ranging from metal and woodworking to computer assisted drafting (CAD) and Robotics.

“It is no ordinary shop class,” said Robert Skoretz, LLA principal. “TIE is highly sought after and prepares students for careers in technology and design as well as giving a technological edge to students pursuing careers in medical and professional arenas.”

It is apparent that Linthicum’s TIE program is making a big difference when freshman engineering students are tutoring the senior engineering students because of the knowledge gained in TIE. Many alumni visit LLA with stories about how TIE helped them in college and beyond.

“For me, the reward of teaching in an Adventist school is that I have found a sense of purpose, a sense of family, a sense of fulfillment, perhaps even destiny,” Linthicum said.

As head sponsor for the LLA students association, Linthicum spends hours working with students before and after school preparing for spectacular school functions. He also teaches an adult Sabbath School class at his local church.

Linthicum was one of a select few teachers accepted into a summer NASA workshop in aeronautical engineering held at Edwards Air Force Base. He also made a presentation on the TIE program at the International Technology Education and Engineering Association Convention.

“Jay has seen this vision of how Adventist education can be uniquely excellent and has given the majority of his career to improving students with the very best in technological integrated education,” Skoretz said.

Award presentation was Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Loma Linda Academy.

Alumni Awards Foundation Board Member, Dr. George Harding, presented the award to Jay Linthicum.

This award was sponsored Loma Linda University. AAF would like to thank Loma Linda University for training outstanding educators and for partnering in this year’s Excellence in Teaching Awards.

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