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Good News About CTE

December, 2014 - Walker Career Center

Students enrolled in the Walker Career Center Early Childhood Education program presented animated puppet shows to preschoolers.  Using dramatic play, the ECC students created original scripts that included multiple characters who led the preschool scholars through adventures and wonderlands.  This specific form of play expands upon young children's communication, social, emotional, cognitive and language skills.  All the ECC students spend the year creating lesson plans and putting them into action at the Warren Early Childhood Center.

November, 2014 - Area 31 Career Center

Students in the Building Trades Program at Area 31 Career Center at Ben Davis High School are hard at work on a new classroom building for the Emergency Services Education Center (ESEC) on High School Road.  The classroom project for ESEC will be completed over the course of two school years.  It will be used to train the fire fighters in Wayne Township, along with the students in the Area 31 Fire and Rescue Program.  The 2,600 square foot building will contain two large classrooms, a smaller training area, and two bath and shower rooms. More than 13,000 bricks will be laid as part of the project.

By utilizing the building trade program's 40 students in the construction of the classroom building, MSD Wayne Township will cut the cost of the project roughly in half.  For more information on the building trades program at Area 31, call (317) 988-7230, or visit their web site www.wayne.k12.in.us/

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.