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Good News About CTE

January/February - C4 Columbus Area Career Connection

C4 was a recipient of an EPICS grant several years ago, and one of the activities that was approved was the Holiday Lights display.  The display, on 25th Street in Columbus, is work of students in the electronics, automation and robotics programs.  Students design and make the physical pieces and use programming to set the lights to music.  A collection box is available for donations and that money goes to a local food pantry.

Nov/December, 2016 - Muncie Area Career Center

Jamie Enterkin, Muncie Central High School, praises his instruction at Muncie Area Career Center with great enthusiasm.  "What I learned in the classroom was  immediately practiced in the lab through daily hands-on experiences focused on industry training.  I plan to go to Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne to pursue Electrical engineering.  I loved that we were able to work with the Construction Technology class to complete the electrical aspects in building a house.  It was just awesome to be part of this experience!"

October, 2016 - Warsaw Area Career Center

Recently, Warsaw Area Career Center applied for and received a grant to encourage more females to explore and select jobs in career fields that have not previously been filled by women.   Through the grant, the Career Center purchased 2 FANUC robots and trained two teacher on their functions.  Additionally, female students in the 8th grade and local women from the Engineering career field had the opportunity to converse over breakfast about engineering careers.  During the breakfast, the 8th graders interacted with the female engineers, listened to a guest speaker and toured the Career Center's Engineering labs and classrooms.  There were special demonstrations available for the students to observe and engage in themselves.

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.