Good News About CTE
September, 2016 - Walker Career Center
Walker Career Center was of 12 high schools and career centers recognized by Ivy Tech Community College at a breakfast on September 1. All the schools offer dual credits to allow high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while also earning high school credits. Dual credit courses are offered tuition free, saving parents even more on their child's college education. Walker Career Center was named the Outstanding Career Center Partner!
August, 2016 - Pike Central, Patoka Valley Vocational Cooperative
Pike Central Vocational Welding students through the Patoka Valley Vocational Cooperative swept the top three places at the SkillsUSA contest held in Indianapolis. The students used GTAW, GMAW, and SMAW welding processes and foxy-acetylene cutting to contract a project from blueprints. Also included in the competition was a 100 question written test.
July, 2016 - Prosser Career Education Center
Prosper developed and implemented a College and Career Readiness program for area counselors. Over 40 people participated in 7 full days of training over the course of two school years. With the assistance of Fleck Education, the training included CCR research, model programs, employment data and occupational skill levels. An exciting element of the training was business tours and presentations by over 20 leading employers. At the completion of the program, counselors were given the opportunity to test for a new Department of Education College and Career Ready certification.
June, 2016 - Indian Trails Career Cooperative
Indian Trails Career Cooperative recently held the Award program for Teacher of the Year, Counselor of the Year, and especially recognize Outstanding Business Partners. Businesses receiving awards were Stephan's IGA, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Davis Farms and Landscape Design, Aire Serv, Brook Locker Plant, Rose Acre Farms, National Gypsum, Peterson Ag Service, Solid Rock Farms, WEB Preschool, and Chief Industries. Mr. Jim Straddling, Director of Indian Trails also recognized the seven different student teams competing at National competitions this summer. He said, ""Our teachers have done an awesome job of preparing our students for their future careers. These competitions just verify that our students have the skills and critical thinking needed to be successful."
May, 2016 - Whitewater Career Center
The Precision Machine Technology program at Whitewater Career Center received another $1000 donation last week from Nixon Tool in Richmond. Nixon has provided thousands in tooling, steel, and monetary donations over the past several years, and they also provide work-based learning opportunities for WCC students. When asked to describe why the students are so successful at Nixon, a spokesperson explained, "They are highly advanced in their skills and ready to face the challenges of employment. The Career Center is willing to listen to employers and understands what students need to be successful."
April, 2016 - Indian Trails Career Cooperative
South Newton Information Technology students enjoyed success at the state cyber security competition! This was only their second year but they knocked out state champs, Park Tudor. The team qualified for the Midwest Regional (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) and placed first in Indiana and third in the regional.
The IT students compete for a continuous six hours during each round. They secure various vulnerabilities on operating systems, as well as take network tests provided by Cisco.
- March, 2016 - Porter County Career and Tech Center
- February, 2016 - Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center
- January, 2016 - Southeastern Career Center
- December, 2015 - IPS Career Technology Center
- November, 2015 - Walker Career Center
- October, 2015 - New Castle Career Center
- September, 2015 - Central Nine
- August, 2015 - Fort Wayne Career Academy at Anthis
- July, 2015 - C4 Columbus Area Career Connection
- June, 2015 - Walker Career Center