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Good News About CTE

August, 2013 - Tucker Career and Technology Center

The Tucker Student of the Year is Beth Davies.  "Beth has great attendance, great grades and has earned dual credits and completed an internship in her field of Culinary Arts", says her teacher, Hans Huber.  She worked front and back of the house during her internship and assisted in the school's restaurant, open to the public three days per week.  Beth graduated from Eastbrook High School with a Technical Honors diploma and plans to study baking and pastry at Ivy Tech Community College.

July, 2013 - C4 Columbus Area Career Connection

C4's Early Childhood program, Little Olympians, celebrated its end-of-year with a party for students, parents and grandparents.  The Pre-school students were given awards for best smile, most energetic, most excited to attend, and partied with their high school buddies.  Youngsters also received a "Me" book containing their artwork, journals and goodbye letters.  The preschool is offered twice a week during the school year, and high school students learn to plan lessons, make healthy snacks, and offer large and small motor activities.

June, 2013 -Area 31 Career Center

Dr. Richard Helton, President of Vincennes University and Dr. Patrick Spray, Chairman of the Area 31 Governing Board, signed an agreement to create Indiana's FIRST early college career center.  Ron Hoke is Director of Area 31 Career Programs which serves 1400 students from 11 school districts in 40 career programs at their career center in central Indiana.  The Early College will officially begin in the fall of 2013.

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.