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Good News About 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.

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.

March, 2015 - Heartland Career Center

Shelby Coffelt started high school not knowing how she'd pay for college to become an engineer.   She's now a junior and almost halfway to earning an associate's degree in industrial technology from Ivy Tech Community College.  Shelby is one of 20 students (she's the only girl) in the Integrated Technology Education Program at the Heartland Career Center at Southwood High School.  The Kokomo campus of Ivy Tech received $3.7 million in federal money to expand its career training programs for students to earn a free, two-year degree while still in high school.  Ahead for Shelby is a work-share opportunity with a major manufacturer that could lead to more money to help pay for that engineering degree.

October, 2014 - New Castle Career Center

New Castle Career Center Pre-Engineering students will compete in the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Challenge in Detroit, Michigan, on April 9 - 12, 2015.  NCCCC has had a team in the vehicle challenge for the past two years, finishing 5th in their urban concept battery/electric class in 2013 and 4th in 2014.  This year they will expand to a two-car entry with an urban concept class diesel car and a prototype class battery/electric car.  Both vehicles will compete for maximum fuel efficiency and design, and both will be single-seat and street-legal.  Their goals are to run the equivalent of 750 miles per gallon in the diesel car, and 2200 miles per gallon in the battery/electric car.

Special News - Richmond Area Career Center

Denise Selm has been a Business and Technology Teacher at Richmond High School for the past 12 years.  She is an adjunct faculty member and certified dual credit instructor for Ivy Tech Community College richmond.  Denise finished in the top two for Teacher of the Year for the state of Indiana!

She is advisor to Business Professionals of America and participates in a variety of programs in the community to promote the importance of Career and Technical Education.  She has also received the Richmond Community Schools Teacher of the Year in 2013.  Congratulations Denise!