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Good News About CTE

October, 2014 - New Castle Career Center

New Castle Career Center Pre-Engineering students will compete in the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Challenge in Detroit, Michigan, on April 9 - 12, 2015.  NCCCC has had a team in the vehicle challenge for the past two years, finishing 5th in their urban concept battery/electric class in 2013 and 4th in 2014.  This year they will expand to a two-car entry with an urban concept class diesel car and a prototype class battery/electric car.  Both vehicles will compete for maximum fuel efficiency and design, and both will be single-seat and street-legal.  Their goals are to run the equivalent of 750 miles per gallon in the diesel car, and 2200 miles per gallon in the battery/electric car.

September, 2014 - Walker Career Center

The Walker Career Center is proud to announce that the Finance Academy has received $1000 in books donated by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a local public accounting firm.  The donation will allow Academy students the chance to continue reading books that are used in the curriculum without the added book rental fees.  Mrs. Jenna Burns, instructor, stated that the donation will also add several great titles to the Finance Academy Senior library.

August, 2014 - Elkhart Area Career Center

Students at Elkhart Area Career Center recently completed a collaboration event centered around responding to a medical emergency - an active shooter!  It consisted of three phases:  first, the students answered questions; second, the students stepped into their career pathway roles and managed the scene; and third, the students completed specific career objectives in their responses.  Six industry partners took part, including the EMS Medical Director and the local EMA Deputy Director.

July, 2014 - Area 30 Career Center

On July 3, Governor Pence announced grant awards of over $3 million for new innovative Career and Technical Education curricula.  The grants were designed to encourage innovation and collaborative CTE opportunities for Hoosier students and adults in the eleven Regional Works Councils districts around the state.  Eighteen grants were selected in this first round of awards, including Area 30's proposal to introduce WIRED curriculum in the region.  Lora Busch, Director of Area 30, and some of their students are pictured above with Governor Pence.

June, 2014 - C4 Columbus Area Career Connection

This is the fourth year for C4 to offer the Medical Interpreter program in conjunction with Health Sciences and EIAHEC Bridging the Gap.  Students must be bi-lingual and enrolled in a medical class.  Students participated in an intensive 6 days, from 8 - 3 each day, and received certification at the culmination of the program.  Medical interpreters are used in doctor's offices, area health services providers and hospitals.  The graduates are shown above.

May, 2014 - McCutcheon High School, District 19

Caterpillar has been partnering with McCutcheon High School for several years with engineering students.  Teacher Gary Werner says about a dozen students participate each semester, and that the class includes engineering principles, robotics, digital electronics, problem solving and critical thinking.  The students spend part of their day solving engineering problems for Caterpillar - the most recent student contribution was design blueprints for the new cover of their turbo engine.  The students may also partner with Purdue's Global Engineering program, and have traveled to Africa to help with several improvement projects, including designing and building a hand water pump to allow villagers to get clean water.