Career and Technical Education

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

        


A group of collision students in Darrin Boyer’s class received hands-on experience on a recent field trip to FTCC Collision U.  These Westover High School students got to see what it is like to learn collision and refinishing on a college level and even got to put their hands on a paint gun!

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on November 15, 2019

        


Students from the business classes at Gray’s Creek High School attended the Youth Entrepreneurship Conference held recently at Fayetteville State University.  The following students competed in the team elevator pitch competition and won 3rd place. They will receive a cash prize of $150 which will be divided among the team.  Courtney Cygan, Kaleb Horne, and Elena Brooks are also members of Gray’s Creek High FBLA (i.e., Future Business Leaders of America) Chapter.   CTE business teachers, Myra Womble, Rickie Rhoda, and LaDonna McNeill proudly hold the prize check!

Tindley Davis participated in the creativity challenge with a team of students from other schools. Her team won 2nd place and she will also receive a cash prize.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Published by Storie Smith on November 12, 2019

        


Henrietta Jutson, CTE instructor at Jack Britt High School was recently awarded $50,000 from Harbor Freight to use in Jack Britt’s integrated system technology program.   The award was presented on October 24th in a surprise ceremony in the school’s auditorium. It will provide opportunities for students to study and learn technical design, engineering concepts, and skills needed to compete in a global job market.  “I’m feeling pretty elated,” said Jutson. “I’m feeling pretty good. I am looking forward to purchasing some new things for the students so we can move a little bit further in the field of technology.”

Mrs. Jutson was among fifteen second-place nationwide winners of Harbor Freight’s Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. She was chosen out of 750 applicants in 49 states and more than $1 million in total awarded.  The Prize for Teaching Excellence was established in 2017 by Harbor Freight Tools Founder, Eric Smidt, to advance skilled trades education in public school.

Jack Britt High School has great things happening in the integrated systems technology program and IST Academy of Engineering.

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Published by Storie Smith on October 30, 2019

        


Pine Forest High School, AOIT Trip to AIT

AOIT Students at AIT

On October 23, the juniors and seniors at Pine Forest High School toured Advanced Internet Technologies (i.e., AIT) located in downtown Fayetteville. While there, the AOIT (Academy of Information Technology) students learned that AIT is an international company, toured the server room, and learned how the smallest of business decisions have risks.

 

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Published by Storie Smith on October 29, 2019

        


Cumberland County Schools Horizontal Color LogoThe Career and Technical Education Business Advisory Council is meeting on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at noon in the Central Services main boardroom, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The primary objectives of the CTE Business Advisory Council (BAC) are to identify economic and workforce trends related to the training and educational needs of our community.  The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Storie Smith on October 3, 2019

        


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