Career and Technical Education

HOSA future health professionals log

The NCHOSA State Leadership Conference was held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Competitions occurred the week of April 27, 2020 and chapter voting delegates were able to vote for the NCHOSA Executive Council for 2020-2021. The awards/recognition/induction session was held live at 6:00 pm on May 13, 2020.

Cumberland County students from several schools placed on the events noted below:

HOSA

  • Behavioral Health- Secondary 7th Place: Amanda Almueti CFHS
  • Nutrition – Secondary 10th Place: Jenna Warnock JBHS
  • Medical Spelling – Secondary 6th Place: Victoria Jones CPHS
  • Medical Assisting – Secondary 6th Place: Davia Rypdahl CFHS
  • Physical Therapy – Secondary 5th Place: Emily Gonzales GCHS
  • CPR/ First Aid – Secondary 2nd Place: McKenzie Barton CFHS
  • CPR/ First Aid – Secondary 3rd Place: Arrendondo Williams  TSHS
  • CPR/ First Aid – Secondary 4th Place: Kwiecien Audu JBHS
  • CPR/ First Aid – Secondary 9th Place: Syed Miller TSHS
  • Prepared Speaking – Secondary 10th Place: Aliah Pinero WOHS
  • Healthcare Issues Exam – Secondary 10th Place: Jaylinn Simms WOHS

FBLA

The Future Business Leaders of America (i.e., FBLA) also competed virtually and had several winners as well:

  • Business Math & Financial Literacy-ML 2nd Place: Aida Nassar GCMS
  • Career Exploration-ML 2nd Place: Christen Pickett GCMS
  • Introduction to Computer Science and Coding-ML 3rd Place: Megan Lane PFMS
  • Health Care Administration 2nd Place: Mijha Livingston PFHS
  • Job Interview 3rd Place: Faith Pittman Reid Ross Classical School

Congratulations to all of our CTE students!

 

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Published by Storie Smith on June 5, 2020

        


CTE Month, Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow Logo in orange and blue

 

As always, National Career and Technical Education Month was a great success.  For the last several years the theme has been, “Celebrate TODAY, Own TOMORROW!” 

Along with local business partners and community organizations, Cumberland County Schools celebrated CTE Month with a variety of events promoting CTE programs to include displays, community speakers, field trips, contests, and career fairs.   CTE Works!

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on March 25, 2020

        


Cumberland County Schools Horizontal Color Logo

On March 14, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper announced the closure of all North Carolina Public Schools and district offices in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

In following the Governor’s guidance, CCS employees are adhering to the public health safety intervention of social distancing and limiting staff gatherings in close proximity over a prolonged duration of time.  Therefore, the March 25th CTE Business Advisory Council (BAC) has been postponed until further notice.

We encourage you to visit the CDC website for the most accurate and timely updates regarding this virus.  CDC – Coronavirus Disease 2019.

 

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Published by Storie Smith on March 19, 2020

        


CTE Pathway Fair, female student in blue shirt in front of FTCC Banner

The Cumberland County Schools Career and Technical Education Department (CTE) is working hard to help students achieve a career ready mindset.

On January 28 and 29, nearly 1,000 eighth and ninth grade students flooded the Crown Expo Center to experience the inaugural CTE Pathway Fair. Here they were united with high school, college, and forty industry representatives who helped expose them to sixteen different career pathways.  Read this and more in What’s WORKING in Career and Technical Education in the 2.28.20 CTE News Briefs.

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Published by Storie Smith on March 6, 2020

        


Picture collage of events of Westover High School competing in Greensboro sponsored by Kuraray company. Westover High School teams 9062 and team 9063 competed in Greensboro.The Westover High School Robotics Club had a busy and successful competition season!  On January 11th, Jr. Clawbots, Team 9062, and Claws of Steel, Team 9063, participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Guilford Qualifier.  Claws of Steel finished number 16, while Jr. Clawbots finished the competition number 4 and reached the semi-finals!!  At this competition Claws of Steel received the 2nd runner up for the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award for their mechanism which allowed them to collect stones in multiple orientations. Next, they competed at the Regional Tournament at Southern Guilford High School, held on January 25th.  Jr. Clawbots placed number 16.  Claws of Steel finished the competition ranked number 6 and reached the semi-finals in that competition!  Congratulations to the students and advisors, Mr. Dan Barfield and Ms. Dora Barron, for an outstanding job!!  

Read this and more in What’s WORKING in Career and Technical Education in the  2.17.20 CTE News Briefs.

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Published by Storie Smith on February 14, 2020

        


Career and Technical Education teachers Mrs. Latimore and Ms. Brandon recently took their students to visit Fayetteville Technical Community College. The students were able to visit the Business Center for a Career Assessment, Criminal Justice Building, Cosmetology Building, and Culinary Department. Higher education is a space in which people gain critical thinking skills, discover their personal potential, and become life-long learners.  The students are taught that the quantity and quality of education will help determine a person’s ability to contribute as a citizen and earn enough money to make a decent living.

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Published by Storie Smith on February 7, 2020

        


The Integrated Systems Technology (IST) III Class at Jack Britt High School was visited by Danny Corwin, the Executive Director of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Wednesday, January 8, 2020.  Mr. Corwin was traveling from California to Dillon, South Carolina where the largest Harbor Freight Distribution Center is located.  He took a detour and checked out the program and facilities along with answering questions from students. The IST Classroom/Lab will be getting a new pneumatics trainer, a programmable logics control trainer (PLC), and a sensors trainer.  The purchases using the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize will assist students with their first level certifications in those areas of study via FESTO/NC3.

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Published by Storie Smith on January 27, 2020

        


Teresa Currie and Pine Forest Middle School FBLA students club winners at FTCCTeresa Currie, CTE teacher at Pine Forest Middle School is very proud of her Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club winners.  On Friday, December 6, 2019, her students participated in the Southeast Region Competitive Events at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

Callie Oberrender won 1st place for the Elevator Speech, Emma Farson won 2nd place for Business Math & Financial and Literacy, Kenneth VanWy won 2nd place for Public Speaking, and Ethan Clark won 3rd place for Career Exploration.

Other participants were Carlee Callahan, Demetrianna Fitzgerald, and Megan Lane.

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

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Published by Storie Smith on December 16, 2019

        


Central Carolina Community College hosted the Laser and Photonics Science Fair at the Lillington Campus on December 3, 2019.  Students from Westover High School and Jack Britt High School competed in the event and toured the laser and electrical labs in order to prepare students for education and careers in laser technology.  Students were inspired, challenged and empowered to prepare and present projects including the practical application of measuring temperature in building zones using lasers, the discussion of the blind spot of the eye, and experiments relating to the law of refraction, and specular and diffused reflection.  Congratulations students!

 

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Published by Storie Smith on December 13, 2019

        


The Cumberland County Schools (CCS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) department held its fall Advisory Council meeting on October 30, 2019, in the CCS Board Room. The Advisory Council is made up of educational, governmental, and local business partners.

The meeting involved discussion around the new Perkins V legislation. Perkins V is the federal source of CTE funding. After some general information on the basics of the Perkins V legislation was given, the Council was divided into three groups for feedback on topics centered around the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment. This document is part of the Local Application for Perkins V funds.

Council members gave responses to the topics of: student credential quality; career pathways program of study; and labor market alignment. It was pre-determined that the Council would have expertise in these three areas and could give good, relevant feedback. After all Council members rotated through the three topic stations, responses were recorded for future data utilization.

The CTE department is thankful to have Council partners that have assisted in the Local Application process. Our CTE Advisory Council members are committed to providing feedback and support to create a better future for our youth in Cumberland County.

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Published by Storie Smith on December 9, 2019

        


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