If you took Home Economics at TCA, you probably experienced the joy of taking Mrs. Kylene Robertson or Mrs. Erika Judd as your teacher. Mrs. Robertson said "Teaching Home Ec was a joy for me...we live in an instant world and Home Ec teaches that things that last are things worth taking your time and working for." After several years of serving our families at TCA, Mrs. Robertson passed the torch to Mrs. Judd, who converted the program to Family Home and Consumer Technology (FHCT) and opened up the program to male students for the first time!
What is Family Home and Consumer Technology?
The purpose of this course is to show future trends in food and consumer technology, global food issues, impact of food technology, trends in consumer and personal finance, consumer decisions, cost of technology equipment, and the impact of consumer technology on the family unit. Additionally, it includes future trends in equipment technology, current innovative resources, apparel and housing alternatives, environmental and ecological issues as well as the impact on the family.
FHCT, now under the direction of Mrs. Alaina Ivey, is teaching. TCA students practical life skills like how to create and maintain a budget, cook, bake, sew, event plan, re-purpose furniture and so much more! Along with advice and wisdom from Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Judd, Mrs. Ivey seeks to upgrade and advance the program to better serve and teach our students. With that dream comes a need for new supplies and upgrades to our FHCT classroom.
If this program has meant something to you or your students through the years, please consider lending your support by purchasing items from our students' FHCT supply wish list on Amazon or by making a monetary donation to help fund renovations and upgrades to the FHCT classroom. The programs top three needs right now are sewing machines, plates and cups.