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Simpson County Technical Center Hosts more than 700 Students for CTE Month

Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) recently hosted more than 700 students for tours of its facility in celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.

Recognized during the month of February, CTE Month brings awareness to the significance, value and achievements of CTE programs across the country.

For CTE Month, SCTC gave tours of its facility to hundreds of middle- and high-school aged students from Simpson County School District and Simpson Academy. Students met with SCTC Director George Huffman and program instructors and learned about the various programs the center has to offer. For students who were unable to attend a tour, SCTC also traveled to Magee and Mendenhall High School to give presentations.

 “The message we want all of our students to know is that Career and Technical Education is a pathway to a brighter future,” said Dr. Huffman. “When students graduate and leave high school we want them to be able to go somewhere and do something. What we have to offer them are skills that they can carry with them for a lifetime.”

SCTC currently offers eight two-year career pathway programs to include agriculture and natural resources, health information technology, polymer science, health science, construction/carpentry, law and public safety, diesel service technician, and metal fabrication.

SCTC Director George Huffman welcomes students from Magee Middle School to the technical center.
Simpson Central students tour the SCTC facility.
SCTC present to students at Magee High School for CTE Month.

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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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