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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

        


Seventy-First High School Partners with Local Food Lion

SFHS Receives Check from Food Lion

Q. Collins, M. Williams, Mr. Walters and S. Ford

Seventy-First High School (SFHS) and the Food Lion Store located in the Rayconda Plaza Shopping Center in Fayetteville, NC partnered to assist students with after school backpack meals and provide community involvement. This joint venture was proposed by the school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) advisor, Mr. Stan Ford.

The Food Lion Store Manager, Mr. Walters, provided the Seventy-First staff and community with a wealth of knowledge on how to take advantage of Food Lion sales, weekly specials, coupons, and the rewards program. This partnership ignited discussion between Mr. Myron Williams, SFHS Principal and Mr. Walters, store manager, to provide an ongoing student and family backpack meal campaign after school and on weekends. The backpack campaign allowed students and families to have nutritious meals, stay active in the classroom, learn, and exhibit positive behaviors.

A basketball game was arranged between the Seventy-First High School staff, and the Food Lion staff. This event led the Food Lion Corporation to donate $500 to the school’s Future Business Leaders of America Chapter along with bags, cups, and gift certificates to help promote additional community programs. This partnership has encouraged other local businesses to reach out and assist in the campaign.

Read this and more in the 06.5.18 CTE News Briefs.

 

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Published by Storie Smith on June 19, 2018

        


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

        


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

        


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

        


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

        


Mayor Mitch Colvin speaking to MS students

Fayetteville Mayor, Mitch Colvin

 CTE News Briefs – March 19, 2018 

Mayor Mitch Colvin visited New Century International Middle School to speak with CTE students about careers and the importance of education. He talked about his background as a businessman, how he got started in politics, and why it’s important to give back to your community. Mayor Colvin stated “I was told to never say never, you never know what tomorrow may hold”. The students asked questions ranging from education, careers, and politics. Mayor Colvin gave students insightful information on how to stay focused and reach their goals.

South View High School students in George Brooks’ class participated in the Day of Cyber at the National Security Agency (NSA) on February 14, 2018.  The NSA Day of Cyber sponsored by the National Security Agency, is an online, and interactive cyber career exploration experience, which runs on the Life Journey platform.   Read the 3.19.18 CTE News Briefs now!

 

CTE News Briefs –  February 14, 2018 

CCS CTE connects to Hendrick Auto Group

Attendees L-R: Curtis Brown, Carson Phipps, Flora Elliott, Fred Ruffin and Nore Brantley

On February 8, 2018 Hendrick Automotive Group in Charlotte hosted a tour of their facility and an opportunity to learn more about the automotive industry. They focused on building community relations and creating a pipeline to fill auto technician positions throughout the industry.

The Rick Hendrick Automotive Group has 102 dealerships doing business in 14 states and currently have 250 job openings for Technicians. These jobs can provide high income salary for our students. Our goal is to educate students in the middle and high school about the different careers in the automotive industry and expose the lucrative income.  We look forward to partnering with our Fayetteville Hendrick facility in the near future.  Read the 2.14.18 CTE News Briefs now!

 

 CTE News Briefs – Janaury 24, 2o18  

01-24-18 Hour of Code picture

Chip Lucas, CTE Executive Director at South View High School in George Brooks’ class

Chip Lucas, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education presents  Hour of Code  certificates to students at South View High School.    What is the Hour of Code? It is a global movement by Computer Science Education and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2017 Computer Science Education Week was observed during the week of December 4-10, 2017.   Read the 1.24.18 CTE News Briefs now!

 

 

 CTE News Briefs – December 12, 2017 

DBHS, Academy of Green Technology, Prepare for performance race

Jason and Connor

The Douglas Byrd High School Academy of Green Technology  (AoGT) Remote Control Car Team traveled to Raleigh to participate in the North Carolina State University’s Sustainable Transportation Education Program (STEP) Solar competition.

Four AoGT students finished 3rd overall in the  STEP competition.  These students designed and modified a remote control car that raced in two competitions. The overall winners were rated on their car’s performance in the races, the quality of their portfolio as well as several other areas.   Read the 12.12.17 CTE News Briefs now!

 

DBHS, student Amari Littleton

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Archived CTE News Briefs

CTE News Briefs – November 15, 2017

CTE News Briefs – November 1, 2017

CTE News Briefs – October 25, 2017

CTE News Briefs – August 22, 2017

CTE News Briefs – September 1, 2017

CTE News Briefs – June 7, 2017

CTE New Briefs – May 22, 2017

CTE News Briefs – May 15, 2017

CTE News Briefs – May 1, 2017

CTE News Briefs – April 5, 2017

CTE News Briefs – March 29, 2017

CTE News Briefs – March 13, 2017

CTE News Briefs – March 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on March 22, 2018

        


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