Good News About CTE
April - May 2017, McKenzie Career Center
McKenzie Career Center was featured in the latest edition of District Administration. Starting with a new name - McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology - efforts focused on preparing students for the latest work world. Highlights of the article include the significant dollars infused into the center through grants; the strong support from community leaders; the rapid growth of the center; and student successes after graduation.
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
- June, 2016 - Indian Trails Career Cooperative
- May, 2016 - Whitewater Career Center
- April, 2016 - Indian Trails Career Cooperative
- 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