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National Career and Technical Education Month

 

         Students and faculty in the eight career and technical education programs at Simpson County Technical Center will join Career and Technical Education Institutions across the United States to celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month in February. Magee Mayor, Jimmy Clyde and Mendenhall Mayor, Todd Booth signed proclamations declaring February as Career and Technical Education month.

The theme for the month-long celebration, “Recognizing Classroom Innovators”, emphasizes the role career and technical education teachers and their business/industry partners play in helping youth and adults achieve career success.

According to the Association for Career and Technical Education, research shows that many of the county’s fastest-growing occupations require the technical skills taught in career tech education programs.

To kick off the celebration of Career and Technical Education, we are taking students from selected programs to tour several universities and technical schools. In addition, guest speakers from various occupations and technical colleges will be giving our students information on careers and educational opportunities.

Our Health Science program will host a Blood Drive and Health Fair on Tuesday, February 24. It will be held in our Health Science classroom and will go from 8:30 to 2:30. We invite community members to participate.

In an effort to make the community more aware of the importance of career and technical education, we will hold an open house on Wednesday, February 18. Guests will tour the facility and see the students in action as they demonstrate their skills and display projects. Our Business and Industry partners will participate in Craft Advisory meetings as well. Also, students from Magee and Mendenhall will tour the center during the month to learn about our programs and the career and college opportunities we can prepare them for.

Our student organizations will be participating in District Competitions through out the month. Skills USA will compete at Copiah Lincoln Community College, HOSA at Meridian Jr. College and FFA in the Pearl River Federation at Petal.

To conclude the Career and Technical Education celebration, we will hold the induction ceremony for the 2012-13 National Technical Honor Society members on Thursday, February 26. To become a member of the Honor Society, students must complete the first year of a technical program with a 95 or higher. They must also maintain a 95 in their second year program, have a 3.0 overall grade point average and be a member of the student organization for their technical program.

 

Pictures:

Magee:

             Cheyenne Scott,   Austin Kennedy,   McKayla Rankin

Mayor Jimmy Clyde

Mendenhall:

Measha Griffith,   Jean-Philippe Cook,   Dwayne Ducksworth,     Joanna Kincaid

        Mayor Todd Booth

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