Creating an Information Technology (IT) team with the right mix of skills is important to the success of any technology project. At South Hills, students from all programs are given opportunities to work in small project teams and groups. This type of experience mirrors the work environment they’ll find once they graduate and become employed. Students learn to work together to organize, plan, and execute projects and develop valuable project management and leadership skills.
The Healthy Blair County Coalition's Let’s Move Blair County! initiative Committee Members, the customers of the "Active Living Project", contacted the South Hills Altoona Campus to request help creating new online promotional materials. Committee Members, Tina Enderlein (Blair County Planning Commission), John Myers (Shoe Fly Altoona), and Jennifer Soisson (Brush Mountain Running and Outdoors Inc.), provided initial concepts and gives feedback and guidance to the team as the project progresses.
Project Manager and Information Technology (IT) instructor, Guido Santella, acts as the liaison between the Committee Members and the South Hills IT students. He is responsible for ensuring the project stays on schedule, overseeing all design and development phases, and for mentoring the students as they gain new skills.
When South Hills students are working on teams, they learn to share their varied skills in complementary roles and in cooperation with each other. Click on the images to enlarge and learn what individual roles and tasks were assigned to each student Active Living Project team member.