Good News About CTE
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.
April, 2014 - Kokomo Area Career Center
Taylor Parrish, a senior at Kokomo Area Career Center, is following in her cousin's footsteps to become a Dental Hygienist. She works in Dr. Prather's Dental office and is learning all aspects of the family dental practice. Her plans for next year are set - she plans to attend IU South Bend and feels that her experiences at Kokomo and on the job have increased her confidence and prepared her for the college level work. Her supervisor praises Taylor's teamwork and willingness to learn any task.
March, 2014 - Wawasee Area Career and Technical Cooperative
At District 13, Wawasee Area Career & Technical Cooperative, a new class is being offered - Recreation and Mobile Power Equipment - that focuses on all aspects of the Marine Industry. Students learn about the inner workings of boats, wave runners, outboard motors, ATV's, dirt bikes and even snowmobiles - perfect for this winter!
February, 2014 - Porter County Career and Technical Center
The 1912 Grand Trunk depot in Valparaiso is going to be saved! When word came out that the depot was slater for demolition, the community asked the railroad to stop and consider another use. Porter County Career and Technical Center will have it moved to their location, and CTE students will restore it. The work will be done over a number of years to involve more students, teachers and community members. Moving the building will be costly, but Indiana Landmarks, NIPSCO, the railroad and even US Representative Pete Visciosky have pledged support.
- Special News - Richmond Area Career Center
- January, 2014 - Hoosier Hills
- December, 2013 - Walker Career Center
- November, 2013 - Tucker Career and Technology Center
- October, 2013 Southeastern Career Center
- September, 2013 - Walker Career Center
- August, 2013 - Tucker Career and Technology Center
- July, 2013 - C4 Columbus Area Career Connection
- June, 2013 -Area 31 Career Center
- Awards for Excellence, 2013