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Former NFL Player, Brad Edwards, Speaks at CTE Honors Award Luncheon

Brad Edwards, former DBHS student and former NFL player

Elizabeth Edwards and son Brad (former NFL player with Washington Redskins)

Each year the Career and Technical Education department of Cumberland County Schools recognizes high school seniors enrolled in CTE courses who have demonstrated college and career readiness and have met the following criteria:   3.0 overall GPA grades 9-12, 90 or higher average in CTE courses, completing a 4-credit CTE Concentration in a Career Cluster, and achieved a Silver Career Readiness Certificate or higher on the Workkeys Assessment.   This year 387 high school seniors were recognized at the luncheon held in their honor at the Crown Expo Center on April 25, 2018.

The Keynote Speaker was Mr. Brad Edwards, Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.   Mr. Edwards is a 1984 graduate of Douglas Byrd High School, former NFL player for the Washington Redskins, and was named MVP runner-up in Super Bowl XXVI.  Brad is the son of Elizabeth Edwards, retired Career and Technical Education teacher.   Read this and more  5.17.18 CTE News Briefs.

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Published by Storie Smith on May 17, 2018

        


The FCCLA State Leadership Conference was held April 9-11, 2018 in Greensboro, North Carolina.   The Douglas Byrd Chapter of FCCLA is proud to announce another successful year!   The students did a great job!  Check them out below!

 

Terry Sanford High School students also competed at the FCCLA State Conference.  The students focused on events that highlighted the work of their school chapter and community, and they did a wonderful job sharing that information! Every student and/or team earned a GOLD and were selected to represent North Carolina at the FCCLA National Conference.

 

Let’s wish all our schools (Douglas Byrd High, South View High, Gray’s Creek High and Terry Sanford High) much success at the FCCLA National Competition in Atlanta, Georgia this summer!

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Published by Storie Smith on May 15, 2018

        


SVHS, Chef Payne Miles

Chef Payne Miles

On Friday, March 9th, Chef Payne Miles from Johnson & Wales University spoke to the Culinary Arts students at South View High School.  He encouraged the students to pursue a career they love and is passionate about.  At Johnson & Wales, students are allowed to dive right into what they love during their first semester.  Students learn real world experiences that mirror the workplace and develop valuable analytical and communication skills needed to manage complex situations.

Chef Miles explained to the students the admission process, how to apply for financial aid, campus living, and the various majors offered at the university.  The students were very interactive with the speaker by asking questions such as “What is an acceptable SAT score for the university?’ and “Are there internship opportunities for students?”

Chef Miles prepared a crispy fried rice with pickling onions and cucumbers which were cooked in various spices.  Chef Miles told the students, “This is one of my wife’s (who is from Jamaica) favorite dishes.”   The students loved it!

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Published by Storie Smith on May 9, 2018

        


Students@Work Week , March 19-28, 2018

Students@Work Week is an annual 10-day spring event that pairs business professionals and middle school students. Students are exposed to the opportunities that exist in the local workplace and gain knowledge of the career skills needed to obtain those jobs in our community. Some students in the Cumberland County Schools visited workplaces for job shadowing presentations and/or tours to learn more about that business or industry. Others were participants in presentations made by business representatives visiting their school and sharing information about a particular career field. Opportunities were made available for all Cumberland County middle schools to participate in at least one activity during Students@Work Week. The activities and venues were very diverse this year!  Read more here Students at Work Week!

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Published by Storie Smith on April 16, 2018

        


The ICON Summer Internship Program is co-sponsored by the Cumberland County Schools (CCS), City of Fayetteville, Public Works Commission (PWC), and the NCWorks Career Center. The goal is to hire 30+ youth to work 32 hours per week for six weeks in positions in the Cumberland County area.  Please see the following flyer for details. ICON Summer Internship Flyer 2018

Intern participants must meet eligibility requirements to include security, employability, and drug screenings. Participants must also provide their own transportation to and from the internship site while working.  Interested youth can complete the Summer Internship Application 2018

Application deadline has been extended to  April 16, 2018

There are many benefits of work-based learning for young people and the employer.  Our youth use internships to determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, and to gain valuable work experience.  From an employer perspective, the commitment to hire one youth creates an opportunity to prepare and train future employees, improve employee retention and increase employer visibility in education.  A healthy, well-trained workforce is the most valuable asset at any company, and by hiring our youth, you will be planting seeds for future employees loyal to your company.  Business partners who would like to host an intern should use the following link to complete the  Worksite Request Form 2018

Please direct all questions to Nore Brantley, High School to Work Partnership Coordinator at norebrantley@ccs.k12.nc.us or  910-864-5438 ext 759.

Printer friendly PDF of Work Based Learning

 

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Published by Storie Smith on April 12, 2018

        


SVHS Students Tour the Center for Defense and Homeland Security

SVHS, Public Safety and Security Students

South View High School at FSU

The Public Safety and Security Academy students at South View High School took a field trip to the Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) located on the campus of Fayetteville State University on February 16, 2018. The students were greeted by the staff and given an overview of the center by Mr. John Bellamy, Interim Executive Director. The students watched a video on “Mobile Device Security” and “Password Security”. Mr. Bellamy stated their center seeks to develop innovative solutions and prepare the next generation of leaders within the STEM, Cybersecurity, national security, and emergency management disciplines for the world of work. The Program Manager for Federal Internships, Mr. Mose Harris, discussed with the students the Dos and Don’ts of “Social Media—Road to Success”.  Read this and more 4.9.18 CTE News Briefs

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on April 10, 2018

        


CAREER & TRADES DAY 

Hosted by:

Career and Technical Education  and Fayetteville Technical Community College

April 12, 2018
9:00-11:00 am
FTCC Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology Center
2821 Procurement Circle, Fayetteville NC

Displays, demonstrations, and hands-on activities from various careers and trades including Construction, Engineering, Human Service, Healthcare, Transportation, Public Safety, and MORE!   Printable flyer Career and Trades Day 2018

 

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Published by Storie Smith on April 5, 2018

        


Westover High School Hosts Career Fair

On February 21, 2018, fifth graders from Ponderosa Elementary School traveled the short distance from their school to Westover High School.  Their mission was to explore eight Career Clusters by visiting the Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes taught at Westover High School that fall into these eight clusters.

Career Clusters represented include:

1. Law, Public Safety, Correction and Security
2. Health Science
3. Hospitality and Tourism
4. Business Management and Administration
5. Marketing
6. Architecture and Construction
7. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
8. Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

The Career Fair was an opportune time to layout the pathway from elementary school through secondary education. Statistics show that by “2025, North Carolina will require 67% of its working population to have some education or training beyond high school.”

In addition, the Career Fair allowed the fifth grade students to explore their future in Career and Technical Education and beyond. “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow” was the motto for the month of February which in North Carolina is recognized as Career and Technical Education month.  Read this and more in the 3.27.18 CTE News Brief now!

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Published by Storie Smith on April 4, 2018

        


Seventy-First High School DECA Club

Seventy-First High School DECA Club

On Wednesday, October 28, 2016, DECA traveled to Fayetteville, N.C., to showcase the positive impact of the AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy on DECA members at Seventy-First High School.  The Aspiring Mentoring Academy is an AT&T funded project focused on improving high school graduation rates and preparing high school students for college and careers. DECA’s trip to Fayetteville provided an opportunity to hear personal testimonies from DECA members, advisors, school officials and AT&T employees on the project.

Chip Lucas, CTE Director for Cumberland County Schools, is excited about having AT&T present at Seventy-First.  “This is a great opportunity for Seventy-First and Cumberland County schools,” Lucas said. “It’s wonderful to have such a recognizable company as AT&T present.”

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Published by Storie Smith on November 4, 2016

        


February is National CTE Month and this year’s theme is “Opportunities for Success.”   In this edition of the CTE Newsletter, Cumberland County students embrace the “opportunity” to learn more about CTE programs at their local high schools.  Gray’s Creek High School sponsors a Club Day, Pine Forest High students “Help the Homeless” by supplying them with hygiene items and personal supplies, and Anne Chesnutt Middle School students create a combined CTE / Black History bulletin board.  Also in this edition, the Health Science II Honor students at Cape Fear High School held their inaugural Inhale Courage, Exhale Hope 5k walk/run drive.   Both Douglas Byrd High and E. E.

Students at a table to recruit to CTSO club at Gray's Creek High

Gray’s Creek High School – Club Day

Smith High School receive $1,500 grant from Piedmont Natural Gas.  Three FIRST Robotics teams from Westover High School’s  Academy of Engineering have an opportunity to test their robots at the FIRST Tech Challenge Competition.  Read more in the February 2016 Newsletter.

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Published by Storie Smith on February 29, 2016

        


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