Good News About CTE
Awards for Excellence, 2013
On Tuesday, April 16, the Annual Awards for Excellence was held at the Indiana Government Center. The keynote speaker was Governor Mike Pence, and he emphasized the importance of CTE and the positive impact that the awardees will have on the future of Indiana.
Fifteen secondary students were honored, including Mariah Keane, Walker Career Center, for her excellence in PLTW and her participation on the WCC Robotics Team. (pictured above with Davis Moore, IDOE) In addition, 14 postsecondary students, three secondary programs, 3 postsecondary programs, 2 Guidance Services and 3 Partnerships were recognized.
April, 2013 - McKenzie Center
Governor Pence was the keynote speaker for McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology at their National Technical Honor Society Induction ceremony. Inducted were 77 exceptional students, the largest class ever at MCIT. Governor Pence spoke to the students and parents in attendance about the importance of their CTE preparation, and he stayed late to speak to every student and their parents.
March, 2013 - Century Career Center
Three classes of Criminal Justice Careers started this fall at Century Career Center. The students are eligible for six college credits through Vincennes University this year, and a possible six more if they continue through the second year. Students have been learning about fingerprinting (above), restraints, crime scene investigation and the vast number of careers in corrections, court systems and Homeland Security.
February, 2013 - New Castle
Students in Pre-Engineering at New Castle Area Career Programs are designing and building two autonomous robots, two race cars, an urban concept vehicle, fully customized electric guitars, and architecture projects. On November 1, Duke Energy Foundation presented the students with a check for nearly $6000 to fund the urban concept vehicle. New Castle Area Career Programs will host the race car competitions in May at the New Castle Motorsports Park. In April, the urban concept team will take their vehicle to Houston for the Shell Eco-Challenge.
January, 2013 - Porter County
When the sun comes up at Porter County Career and Tech Center, the student project in alternative energy starts generating electricity using the rooftop solar array. The efforts were a partnership with CTE Modern Machining and Electronics, local economic development and private donors. The students built the solar array, will maintain it, and it enhances another solar array and wind generator. Porter County Career and Tech Center has an agreement with the utility company to purchase this power back at a reduced rate.
December, 2012 - Southern Wells
Students in Doug Hunt's manufacturing class learn about math and science while making fret boards for their guitars. When finished, all fret boards are shipped to Sinclair College, where they are assembled. Over 1000 kits have been completed this year. Above, teacher Doug Hunt checks the sanding job by Senior Steven Perry. "I would like my guitar to look like a 'Strat" when I'm finished", said Perry.