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Good News About CTE

February, 2016 - Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Nicholas Burke is a senior in the Engineering program at Southern Indiana CTE Center.  He is currently taking Civil Architectural Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.  He grew up in the Chicago area before moving to Evansville.  At North and SICTC, he took PLTW and other engineering curricula.  He is a varsity wrestler and National Honor Society member, and recently was chosen by the Indiana Department of Education for one of the student Awards for Excellence.  He is CTE!

January, 2016 - Southeastern Career Center

The Southeastern Career Center recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for their new Dynamometer Building.  The new facility houses a Dyno Test Cell and a Chassis Dyno system that will be used to fire and test the engines that the Diesel students take apart and rebuild as part of their curriculum.  It will be used by over 150 students per year.  

The interior  of the building was completed by the Building Trades and Electrical Trades students, and the entire project was made possible by a partnership among Cummins Engine, Crum Trucking, Honda, Baylor Trucking, Lischkge Motors, Vehicle Service Group, Grote Industries, Hunter Engineering Company, Jefferson County Community Foundation, Dearborn County Community Foundation and EcO15.  These community partners worked together to secure over $210,000 in funding.

I am CTE.

December, 2015 - IPS Career Technology Center

The IPS Career Technology Center partnered with 3D Parts Manufacturing to create a Maker Space.  The Maker Space allows students the opportunity to create, design, fabricate and solve problems using anything from 3D printers and laser cutters - to sewing machines and glue guns.  Teachers use the space much like a computer lab to supplement instruction and to allow students to create meaning from real world problems.  3D Parts Manufacturing has also offered internship opportunities for students at the Career Technology Center.

November, 2015 - Walker Career Center

Randy Decker, a teacher at Walker Career Center, received one of the Mayor's Community Service Awards at a recognition ceremony at the Indiana Historical Society on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.  The Mayor's Awards are given to Marion County residents who have done the most for our community.  Mr. Decker teaches electronics, computer networking and digital electronics and is the head sponsor for Warren Robotics.  Cindy Frey, Director of Walker Career Center notes, "Mr. Decker is a person who gives his all and goes above and beyond to provide meaningful learning opportunities for his students.  He volunteers countless hours with robotics helping others all over the city.  He is one of a kind!"

October, 2015 - New Castle Career Center

Hannah Roan, a student at the New Castle Career Center, recently won a logo contest sponsored by IACTED!  She was assisted in class by her instructor, Kyle Pryor, in designing the creative logo that will be used in statewide marketing efforts to increase interest in Career and Technical courses and pathways for high school students.  Her design is aligned with the tag line, I am CTE, and utilizes the colors found in the national CTE logo.  The Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development are also partners in this endeavor.

September, 2015 - Central Nine

Information technology is an increasingly valuable field in today's economy, and an innovative program from Central Nine Career Center and Vincennes University seeks to address the need.  Central Nine created the program which allows high school juniors and seniors to earn an associate degree in information technology from Vincennes.  Students take the classes in addition to courses they need to graduate from high school.  They learn at a faster pace and go more in depth in computer programming, website design and game design.  The Associate degree from Vincennes will allow the students to find employment in such fields as IT specialist, program analyst, or software engineer.