Career and Technical Education

Fort Bragg has partnered with Cumberland County Schools this year to offer STEM-based field trips to middle school students who are enrolled in STEM CTE courses. Students from Pine Forest Middle School visited the Fort Bragg Weather Station and learned about a variety of careers in the meteorology field.  John Griffin Middle School students had the opportunity to experience a flight simulation on a medical aircraft.

Read this and more in What’s WORKING in Career and Technical Education in the 11-4-19 CTE News Briefs.

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on November 4, 2019

        


On April 18, a select number of students from South View High School attended the Career and Trades Day held at the Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Center.  Students were from the horticulture, health sciences, and carpentry classes.

Read this and more in What’s WORKING in Career and Technical Education in the 5.23.19 CTE News Briefs.

 

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Published by Storie Smith on September 30, 2019

        


SVHS, Bill Wamsley

Ryan Shaver at South View High School

Ryan Shaver, of the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA), recently visited the carpentry classes at South View High School (SVHS).   Mr. Shaver presented information to students about the masonry pre-apprenticeship program offered through the NCMCA.

SVHS will be offering masonry classes in the 2019-2020 school year and William Wamsley will be teaching the courses.  There was high interest from the SVHS students about this new CTE course, and the opportunities afforded to students who hope to enter the construction/masonry field.

Read this and more in What’s WORKING in Career and Technical Education in the 4.17.19 CTE News Briefs.

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Published by Storie Smith on April 22, 2019

        


The members of the Gray’s Creek Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)  attended the State Leadership Conference March 25th – 27th.

Megan Cygan, Hayden Diaz-Figeroa, Kenneth Howard and Kayla Ward placed in the top ten of their events. Hayden, Kenneth, and Kayla are members of the Gray’s Creek Academy of Information Technology (i.e., AOIT).   Kayla clinched the 1st place position in Networking Concepts and qualifies to compete this summer in San Antonio on the national level.    GCHS is very proud of these students!
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Published by Storie Smith on April 5, 2019

        


CFHS, Sherry Fowler's Visit to Ivey's Class

Jasie’s Vinyl Supply

Sherry Fowler, owner of Jasie’s Vinyl Supply in Fayetteville speaks to Jennifer Ivey’s Multimedia & Web Design class at Cape Fear High School.

Douglas Byrd High and Seventy-First High School students attend a job shadowing event at Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Ms. Melissa Gerrits, Photojournalist with the Fayetteville Observer, visits with the South View High School, Career and Technical Education students who are currently enrolled in Adobe Visual Design classes.

Read about What’s WORKING in Career and Technical Education in the 3.29.19 CTE News Briefs

 

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Published by Storie Smith on April 3, 2019

        


February, Nat'l CTE Month

February 1-28, 2019 was National Career and Technical Education Month.    Like last year, the theme was, “Celebrate TODAY, Own TOMORROW!”

Along with local business partners and community organizations, Cumberland County Schools celebrated CTE Month with a variety of activities promoting CTE programs to include displays, community speakers, field trips, contests, and career fairs.  See all the great things students did in both our CTE News Briefs:  National CTE Month 2019 and our Bonus Edition-CTE Month 2019.

 

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Published by Storie Smith on March 19, 2019

        


Howard Learning Academy held a Career Day for its students on February 28, 2019.   Several business owners from different career clusters came out to share information and students were able to ask questions and participate with hands-on activities.  In addition, the students were able to make connections with what they are currently learning inside the classroom and the real world.

 

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Published by Storie Smith on March 4, 2019

        


On February 21, 2019, the Career and Technical Education Department at Douglas Byrd High School held its 2nd annual CTE Showcase. The event displayed various CTE opportunities at Douglas Byrd High School and all the games were career or education-themed.

The beautiful “Welcome” banner was made by Family and Consumer Science teacher, Delores Oke.  LaTara Ray, a CTE Business Teacher, poses with a selfie frame for the event.  She is standing in front of her information table that displays her classes’ Entrepreneurship and Multimedia.   In the “Don’t Blow It” game, students competed by blowing graduation tassels across the table. Pictured left to right are Brandon Fuentes, Christopher Horton, TaNasia Wesley, and Brandon Mesa-Turner.

It was an enjoyable event mixed with games, information tables, and fun prizes!

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Published by Storie Smith on February 28, 2019

        


Terry Sanford High School students in Mandy McMillan’s class had a little fun recently using Microsoft Excel.  Her CTE students created football fields using only Excel.  Each student personalized their field with their favorite football team.  After posting to Twitter, TSHS got a “tweet” back from MS Excel!   Awesome!

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Published by Storie Smith on February 27, 2019

        


SVHS, Chad Barbour, student Kent Jones, and Dawn Curle

Chad Barbour, Kent Jones, and Dawn Curle

SVHS Student Earns Adobe Certified Associate Certificate

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 International Baccalaureate Academy at South View High School.   In addition, Kent was also the first student within the Cumberland County School System to achieve this certification.

Read all about this and more happening in Cumberland County schools in the CTE News Briefs 2.25.19.

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Published by Storie Smith on February 26, 2019

        


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