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On February 11, 2019, Kent Jones was presented his Adobe Certified Associate Certificate for (Rich Animated Media using Adobe Animate CC 2015) by Mr. Chad Barbour, Principal of the Career and Technical Education Department and Ms. Dawn Curle, IB Academy Director.

Kent is a student enrolled in the IA31 Digital Media Course and student enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Academy here at South View High School. To earn his Adobe Certified Associate Certificate, Kent had to complete a course of study for Adobe Animate CC 2015 and pass an industry-recognized credentialing exam that demonstrates his proficiency in creating multimedia content using Adobe Animate CC 2015.

In addition, Kent was also the first student within the Cumberland County School System to achieve this certification. Kent now joins an elite community of individuals with proven expertise in digital communications.  The Adobe Certified Associate program allows Kent to demonstrate his proficiency in the Adobe digital skills required for several creative careers.

For more information about this certification, visit https://certiport.pearsonvue.com/Certifications/Adobe/ACA/Overview

 

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Published by Storie Smith on February 13, 2019

        


The Douglas Byrd High School Academy of Finance students had the opportunity to put their work-based learning practices in effect.  They partnered with the Boys’ and Girls’ Club to sponsor feeding/clothing the homeless.  On January 21, 2019, MLK Day, students met at the Cumberland County Public Library downtown and handed out coats, hats and other clothing to the homeless and all those in need.  All agreed that this was a very rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on February 4, 2019

        


SVHS, AoPSS and Highway Patrol

L-R: Officer Eric Mellott, Dr. Tonjai Robertson, Principal, Marianna Blount, Student, Officer Kevin Britt, and Officer Kevin Pearson

Marianna Blount, a member of the Academy of Public Safety and Security at South View High School, recently completed a 40-hour Internship Program with the North Carolina Highway Patrol.  During her Internship, she participated in Ride Alongs, Traffic Court, a visit to the Training Center in Raleigh, as well as other activities.  Marianna also attended the State Fair with her Training Officer. Officers Eric Mellott, Kevin Britt, and Kevin Pearson presented Marianna with a Certificate of Recognition at a Special Ceremony and Reception on January 10, 2019 at South View High School.  Marianna plans to attend college and then join the NC Highway Patrol.

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on January 31, 2019

        


Officer Eric Mellott of the North Carolina Highway Patrol was a guest speaker at South View High School on January 16, 2019. Officer Mellott spoke to the students about the requirements, training, and benefits of being a State Highway Trooper. He also stressed the importance of maintaining a clean criminal record and making good life choices. Students from Ms. Latonia Moore, Ms. Wynona Oxendine, and Mr. Gary Womble’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety classes attended the presentation.

 

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Published by Storie Smith on January 30, 2019

        


Douglas Byrd Middle School CTE Teachers, Seanpatrick Donnelly and Keith Blackwell (pictured below with LaTanya Patillo, Teacher Advisor to the Governor), recently attended the ExperienceMore Computer Science Educators Forum and NCBCE ExperienceMore Work Based Learning Summit in Durham, NC. During the Summit, they shared classroom experiences with the LEAP team at Fidelity Investments and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and discussed the future of Computer Science in K-12 education and the importance of integration of computer science into the core curriculum.

Mr. Donnelly stated, “This was an excellent experience for both of us in my opinion as we were able to see what other counties are doing through CTE classes that are offered.  Just to have the insight of the hands-on experience that students receive is just amazing.”

Mr.  Blackwell viewed the summit as, “An opportunity to see the future of education and how educators can better prepare our students for the careers in IT and Computer Science”.

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Published by Storie Smith on January 25, 2019

        


South View High Students Tour AIT

Correction to News Briefs:   Article written by Anayah Peterson, student at SVHS

Mike Noble and SVHS students

Mike Noble of AIT speaks to South View High School students

South View High School students toured Advance Internet Technology (AIT) on October 23, 2018. We learned the operations and the various careers in the company. This knowledge allowed us to be abreast on the skills needed in the Internet Technology (IT) industries.  AIT, Inc. has customers from over 130 countries!   AIT has computer programmers, engineers, administrative assistants, and web page designers busy at work daily. They communicate with clients through Skype, chat boxes, and emails. AIT is one of the longest standing Internet technology providers in the world with costumers ranging from small to medium sized companies. Helping customers with webpage design and templates for layouts thus making designing easier for their clients.

Mike Noble of AIT stated that high school students are allowed to job shadow in the company. To have this valuable opportunity and first-hand knowledge allows students to make better career choices in IT industries. Mr. Noble also stated the importance of having various IT Certifications, which makes potential employees more marketable in the workplace. In the IT industry you must be willing to always learn something new.  Knowledge is power!  IT is found everywhere and used every day in solving issues in the workplace. Don’t be afraid of learning new technology because it is always changing.

 

Jennifer Rivers of AIT

Jennifer Rivers, Customer Service Manager at AIT

MEET JENNIFER RIVERS

Jennifer Rivers has been with AIT for over twenty five years in the customer service area.  “Put whatever you focus on first.”  Words of wisdom from an empowering woman.  She started in an entry level position but her eagerness to learn more about the company allowed her to be promoted within the company. She was given an opportunity to excel in her new career choice.  The moral behind this is to always be ready to learn. Don’t stay stagnate! There is always something more ahead of you in your career journey.

Thanks to Mr. Noble and Ms. Rivers for sharing their expertise with us.

Read this and more in CTE News Briefs, 12.14.18

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Published by Storie Smith on December 21, 2018

        


CTE Students Rock!

Spring Lake Middle School’s Bronco Botz team win the Mission Control Team Spirit Award.  Jack Britt High School visits Gillis Hill Farm and students at South View High School earn their Adobe Certified Associate Certificates.   Read all this and more in CTE News Briefs 11.21.2018.

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Published by Storie Smith on November 26, 2018

        


M. K. Strickland and D. Parker doing mission work

Mary Kathryn Strickland (left) and Daria Parker (right) in Panama

Two former graduates from Pine Forest High School and the Academy of Emergency Medical Science (AOEMS) recently participated in a medical mission trip to San Blas Islands, Panama.  Now, both Mary Kathryn Strickland and Daria Parker are working with doctors and nurses in Panama and having a great time! Read this and more in the latest CTE News Briefs 11.1.2018

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Published by Storie Smith on November 2, 2018

        


Career Shadowing at  Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep

WOHS, Collision Repair Students at Rick Hendrick

WOHS, Collision Repair Students at Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep

Students in the Cumberland County Schools have access to work-based learning opportunities throughout the school year. On October 3, 2018, Westover High School students enrolled in the Collision Repair Program toured the Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep Dealership on McPherson Church Road.

Ms. Rene’ Muffett, Customer Relations Specialist, introduced the Collision Repair students to the different departments and career opportunities available to them.  The students agreed that this was a great career opportunity experience.  Read this and more in the latest CTE News Briefs 10.18.2018

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Published by Storie Smith on October 23, 2018

        


Westover High School Demonstrates Robots

On July 26, 2018 the Kuraray, Fayetteville Works Plant, hosted “Bring Your Child to Work Day” for 27 employees’ children.  The Westover High School FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Teams # 9062 and #9063, who are sponsored by Kuraray, were also invited to demonstrate their robots to the children during this event. It was a great opportunity to expand the horizons of the children and introduce them to many fun STEM activities.   Read this and more in the latest CTE News Briefs.   CTE News Briefs 09.07.2018

(Left): Alan Matula, Kuraray Engineer and the Westover High School Robotics Teams

Left:  Alan Matula, Kuraray Engineer and the WOHS Robotics Teams

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Published by Storie Smith on September 11, 2018

        


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