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Good News About CTE

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!

June, 2016 - Indian Trails Career Cooperative

Indian Trails Career Cooperative recently held the Award program for Teacher of the Year, Counselor of the Year, and especially recognize Outstanding Business Partners.  Businesses receiving awards were Stephan's IGA, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Davis Farms and Landscape Design, Aire Serv, Brook Locker Plant, Rose Acre Farms, National Gypsum, Peterson Ag Service, Solid Rock Farms, WEB Preschool, and Chief Industries.  Mr. Jim Straddling, Director of Indian Trails also recognized the seven different student teams competing at National competitions this summer.  He said, ""Our teachers have done an awesome job of preparing our students for their future careers.  These competitions just verify that our students have the skills and critical thinking needed to be successful."

May, 2016 - Whitewater Career Center

The Precision Machine Technology program at Whitewater Career Center received another $1000 donation last week from Nixon Tool  in Richmond.  Nixon has provided thousands in tooling, steel, and monetary donations over the past several years, and they also provide work-based learning opportunities for WCC students.  When asked to describe why the students are so successful at Nixon, a spokesperson explained, "They are highly advanced in their skills and ready to face the challenges of employment.  The Career Center is willing to listen to employers and understands what students need to be successful."

April, 2016 - Indian Trails Career Cooperative

South Newton Information Technology students enjoyed success at the state cyber security competition!  This was only their second year but they knocked out state champs, Park Tudor.  The team qualified for the Midwest Regional (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) and placed first in Indiana and third in the regional.

The IT students compete for a continuous six hours during each round.  They secure various vulnerabilities on operating systems, as well as take network tests provided by Cisco.

March, 2016 - Porter County Career and Tech Center

Mrs. Wilson's Health Science class got to hear from an alumnus who is now making a difference around the world.  Pictured with members of the class is Dr. Sophia Guardiola NP, visiting and presenting about her travels all over the United States.  She has worked several missions and received her first certification from Porter County.  She also earned her ARN, BSN and Doctorate from Cambridge and will next work in Arizona in Neurosurgery.

February, 2016 - Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

Nicholas Burke is a senior in the Engineering program at Southern Indiana CTE Center.  He is currently taking Civil Architectural Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.  He grew up in the Chicago area before moving to Evansville.  At North and SICTC, he took PLTW and other engineering curricula.  He is a varsity wrestler and National Honor Society member, and recently was chosen by the Indiana Department of Education for one of the student Awards for Excellence.  He is CTE!