Wagner visited Boeing’s Renton factory on Thursday with dozens of students as part of what he calls his “Seattle Tech Tour.”
RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks star Bobby Wagner hopes to inspire the next generation of students with an interest in the tech industry.
Wagner visited Boeing’s Renton factory on Thursday with dozens of students as part of what he calls his “Seattle Tech Tour.” The goal is to open students’ eyes to employment after high school.
“I think it’s just about exposing the kids to things outside of leisure,” Wagner said. “I feel like growing up, I just knew about football, basketball, music and things like that, so I think there’s a lot of unique opportunities in Seattle, a lot of unique businesses here, so I want to give them a chance to see what it looks like.”
Wagner said his favorite part of the tour so far is seeing the students as questions that even experts find difficult to answer.
For 18-year-old Trevon Mitchell, the event inspired him to explore a variety of careers. Mitchell is going to the University of Washington in the fall.
“God, I love Bobby Wagner,” Mitchell said. “You don’t often hear all these great things about schools, so this is an opportunity to see what can really happen in the future.”
Muayid Kaahiye, 17, brought his sister to Thursday’s event.
“It opened my eyes to a lot of opportunities for young students who are willing to learn, like me,” says Kaahiye.
He plans to study electrical engineering at the University of Washington next year.
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