Career and Technical Education Month – February
Students and Teachers Celebrate
Career & Technical Education Month
From Bennett/Bonlee School - John Shaner, Instructor
Bennett/Bonlee students engaged in a resume writing contest. This exercise got students thinking about possible careers that they may want to go into after high school and college. They researched the CTE classes in high school and talked about what classes would help them prepare for the job that they hope to get once they enter the working world.
From Chatham Central High School - Marijo Measamer, Instructor
On Friday, February 15, 2013, the CTE department at Chatham Central had an ice cream social to cap off CTE week. All CTSO members were invited to attend and were served ice cream with all the trimmings by the CTE teachers at Central. Music was also provided by Walden’s Music. Everyone had a great time while enjoying the ice cream and company of CTSO members.
From Chatham Middle School - Marilyn Dean, Instructor
From Horton/Moncure - Tomeka Hartsfield, Instructor
During CTE month Horton and Moncure students have been researching their careers. We started the section with a survey based on personality traits and career choices and which career cluster fit them best. Upon completion of surveys, we started researching our careers of choice using multiple sources such as the Internet, career encyclopedias, and magazines. The students used their information and developed PowerPoint presentations following a report rubric. Finally, students presented their reports to the class and some students dressed in their career.
From Northwood High School - Sharon Mercer, CTE Career Development Facilitator
Northwood FBLA - Jane Pendergrast, Instructor
FBLA Week Activities
Students earned Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification.
Allied Health Sciences 2 students practice skills to earn a nursing aide certification.
Personal Finance Class students were given a mock budget to re-design a room in their home. (Location: Lowes Home Improvement)
Family and Consumer Sciences - Mrs. Hanna's Foods I students displayed proper table place settings.
From SAGE Academy - Janett Black-Hamilton, Instructor
Interior Design I students are planning a SAGE Academy Library redesign. [Pictured: 2012 Cafeteria Project]
The Foods I Class have been studying ethnic foods. Students studied cultures (China, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico) and chose inexpensive recipes to prepare. International cuisine dishes were cooked and served to SAGE staff.
DID YOU KNOW?
Grades 6 - 8 = 1,543
Grades 9 – 12 = 2,797
93.6% - CTE Concentrators (students completing 4 CTE required courses in a Pathway)
81.4% - All Chatham County Students
80.4% - North Carolina Rate
85.7% - Fall, 2012-13
83.1% - Proficiency State Goal for CCS
513 CTE Students earned a credential (MOS Certification, NCCER, ServSafe, CNA)
Ranked in the Top 10 (#9) in North Carolina for CTE Completers meeting the standards