ALABAMA’S CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENTS CONTINUE NATIONAL EXCELLENCE

November 18th, 2011

Alabama’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) students continue to represent Alabama well by earning top national and international recognitions:

  • Alabama Student Elected National TSA Officer
  • Alabama Students Represent America at WorldTeam Competition in London

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Local FCCLA Chapters Come Together for a Cause

November 17th, 2011

Members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at Athens High School and East Limestone High School recently came together to raise money for victims of the April 27 tornadoes in the East Limestone community in a project called “Respond, Recover and Rebuild Alabama.” Proceeds from the event are being used to rebuild the East Limestone baseball field.

 

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ALABAMA’S STUDENTS TRAVEL TO INDIANAPOLIS; WILL ATTEND 2011 NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION

October 18th, 2011

More than 200 Alabama students will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, this week to participate in three days of exciting competitions and advanced leadership workshops at the 2011 National FFA Convention, October 19-22.

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CBS EVENING NEWS (10-12-11) – SKILLED WORKFORCE IN HIGH DEMAND

October 14th, 2011

There are going to be more and more skilled jobs available, that are going to be well paying and provide a sustainable career for years and years to come.  It’s a career path that is estimated to need 10 million more skilled workers over the next decade.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/12/eveningnews/main20119521.shtml

 

Jean-Claude Brizard Champions Vocational Programs In Chicago Public High Schools

October 7th, 2011

How do you bring focus to students in a system where their education is complicated by budget shortfalls, labor disputes and violent crime in their surrounding neighborhoods?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/jean-claude-brizard-champ_n_996157.html

 

OVER 3,500 STUDENTS TRAVEL TO CAPITAL CITY FOR STATE’S ANNUAL JLDC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

September 23rd, 2011

OVER 3,500 STUDENTS TRAVEL TO CAPITAL CITY FOR STATE’S ANNUAL JLDC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

More than 3,500 Alabama high school students, from different communities across the state, are already working hard to prepare themselves for their futures. These students, their teachers, and parents will travel to Montgomery next week for two days of rigorous leadership study at the 2011 Joint Leadership Development Conference (JLDC), September 26-27.

TOP EXECUTIVES, COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND EDUCATORS FORM INNOVATIVE NEW COMMISSION TO FURTHER STATEWIDE IMPACT OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

September 21st, 2011

TOP EXECUTIVES, COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND EDUCATORS FORM INNOVATIVE NEW COMMISSION TO FURTHER STATEWIDE IMPACT OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

This week, a commission of 100 leading professionals, economic experts, top business executives, and highly respected educators is meeting in Prattville to develop additional methods to support Alabama’s career and technical education program.

 

Report Highlights State Directors’ Efforts to Improve CTE through New Vision

September 19th, 2011

Report Highlights State Directors’ Efforts to Improve CTE through New Vision

Career Technical Education (CTE) is one education delivery mechanism that is redefining the mission of America’s high schools, according to a recent paper.

 

Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar: Investment in CTE: Linkages to Greater Earnings, Higher Employability, and Positive Benefit-Cost Ratio

September 19th, 2011

Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar: Investment in CTE: Linkages to Greater Earnings, Higher Employability, and Positive Benefit-Cost Ratio

Join us as NASDCTEc’s Education Policy Analyst, Kara Herbertson, frames the conversation by highlighting state and organization cost-benefit examples that aim to show the value of CTE and education to the community and the economy.

When: Tuesday, September 27th from 2:00 to 2:45 pm ET

Local teacher makes FBLA Hall of Fame

September 9th, 2011

Local teacher makes FBLA Hall of Fame

When Julie Coan began her teaching career 28 years ago, she had a few goals in mind.   First and foremost, she wanted to help children. But as she got more involved in the Future Business Leaders of America organization, she realized that working with her students and helping them become strong competitors in FBLA competitions was another good way to leave her mark in education, a career she has loved.