February 2023 - The More You Know



Feb. 9: Discover CTE- 6:00-7:30 pm

Feb. 10: Governors Institute of Vermont (GIV) visiting CTE

Feb. 10: Last day to register for the March 11th SAT's

Feb. 11: Discover CTE- 10:00-1:00 pm

Feb. 14: VSAC scholarship applications due

Feb. 17: Progress Period 3 Closes

Feb. 27-Mar. 7: February Break: No school

February is Career & Technical Education Month!

Check out some of the reasons our students chose CTE...
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Want to attend CTE next year or know a student who does?

Our application for next year has gone live! Students who are interested need to apply by Friday, March 10th.

As part of the application process, students (even if they are a current CTE student) must visit the program(s) they are most interested in applying to for next year. There are visit opportunities for students at each of our partner schools as well as current students. If you, or another someone you know would like to visit please feel free to email cteadmissions@ewsd.org to set something up!

Quarter 2 Students Nominated for Awesomeness!

Jordan Aiken * Nadheer Al Dulaimi

Devin Badger * Vladan Breen

Kallie Carter * Noah Charbonneau

Elliot Cousino * Ayden Currier

Eloah DeOliveira * Ryan Dunn

Keegan Goodwin * Priyaskila Gurung

Emily Hamlin * Kieran Hancock

Lyndsey Jenkins * Noah Jenkins

Trevin Keefe * Elise Lavigne

Miranda Lizotte * Josh Mathieson

Shabani Munyugu * Alexis Nichols

Hailey Niquette * Claire Parent

Kylyn Parizo * Makayla Parrott

Zach Perry * Kyle Racine

Harley Robar * Gavin Rushford

Griffin Smith * Jaxen Smith

Ciara Streeter * Jack Tinker

Maggie Tudor * Hto-Lwee Wah

Dental Assisting Featured on WCAX!

Shortage of dental health care workers= high demand jobs! Watch the full video here!

Field Trip Opportunity: College & Career Pathways Event!

March 16- 9:45-2:00 pm

Students must sign up--see/email your CTE counselor to reserve your spot now!

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The Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV)


The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont creates fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for Vermont teenagers like YOU!

Each Institute is an adventure that focuses on a topic and offers an in-depth experience built around learning, interacting, and sharing. You live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides, including state-of-the-art labs and studios. Each Institute offers a unique, collaborative and hands-on experience bursting with creative learning and boundless fun!

Apply Today!

A GIV representative will be at CTE on Friday, February 10th.

Sign up here

GIV Summer 2022- Highlights from our Institutes!

CTE's Career Development Department

The Career Development Department at CTE works with program instructors and students, bringing the outside world into school or taking students to the outside world. Over 450 local employers partner with our programs providing students with a myriad of learning opportunities. From field trips, mock interviews, job shadows, industry tours, guest speakers, career work experiences, and paid internships and apprenticeships, students at the Center for Technology, Essex can take advantage of a wide range of work-based learning possibilities.

Check out just some of CTE's Industry Partners!

Auto: Heritage Toyota & Ford, The Automaster, Almartin Volvo, Nate's Automotive, Audi South Burlington, Burlington Subaru, Goss Dodge/Jeep, New England Automotive

Building: MEI Electrical, Omega Electric, Hegeman Electric, Chuck's Heating & A.C., Benoure Plumbing, Sorrell Construction, S.D. Ireland, Stewart Construction, UVM Physical Plant

CAWD: Dealer.com

Childhood Ed: EJ’s Kids Klub, Early Years, Future Einsteins,YMCA, Edge Essex

Computer Systems Tech: UVM Helpdesk, OnLogic, IBM, Champlain College, NuHarbor

Dental Assisting: Alpine Family Dental, Champlain Dental Group, Timberlane Dental Group, Essex Family Dentistry, Champlain Smile Solutions

Design & Creative Media: Lane Press, The UPS Store, 139designs, Vermont Smoke and Cure

Engineering/Architectural Design: Hazelett’s, Weimann Lamphere, Freeman, French, Freeman, GK Associates, Rennline Manufacturing, Fab Tech

Health Professions: UVM Medical Center: Radiology and Lab Departments, Cathedral Square, Mansfield Place, Wake Robin

Natural Forestry: Claussen's Greenhouse & Florist, DJ's Tree Service, Wood's CRW, Omega Excavating, Large Animal Medical Associates, Mother Nature's Helper

Natural Mechanical: United Ag & Turf, Blodgett Oven Company, Town of Essex Public Works, VTrans, The Crank Shop

Meet CTE's Work-Based Learning Coordinators!

How long have you worked at CTE?

Ms. Knight: This is my 25th year working at CTE! I have been in a few different roles here including the Business Academy instructor, the school Bookkeeper, and now Co-op Coordinator for the past ten years.

Mr. Paterson:: I started working at CTE as a Cooperative Education Coordinator in 2001.

What is your background?

Ms. Knight: I grew up in VT and attended Essex Junction High School before going to college at Fordham University in NYC. I spent my last two years of college at St. Michael’s College where I earned my degree in Accounting. I later went back to school to earn my Master’s Degree in Secondary Education.

Mr. Paterson: I earned an Associates degree in General Business from Champlain College and my Bachelors degree in Business Education from Johnson State College. I received my Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Norwich University.

What are your hobbies?

Ms. Knight: I love musical theater and country music! In my free time I enjoy reading, walking with my daughter and two crazy dogs, and spending time in Florida with my family.

Mr. Paterson: I enjoy biking, hunting, and fishing.

What is your favorite aspect of working at CTE?

Ms. Knight: I love working with students at CTE and helping them explore various career paths for their future. It is very rewarding when students get offers for full-time employment before they even graduate!

Mr. Paterson: Being part of an organization that truly works to connect with students and support their educational goals.

Describe your program in 3-5 words!

Ms. Knight: Industry-based, meaningful, planning for the future

Mr. Paterson: Focused, valued, collaborative, unique

For more info on work-based learning, please contact jpaterson@ewsd.org or sknight@ewsd.org. If you are a business or company and would like to work with CTE, please reach out!

CTE School Counseling Coordinators

Miss an issue? Find it here!

Link to Student Events Calendar

Instagram: CounselorsofCTE

Admissions Questions? Contact - cteadmissions@ewsd.org

Lindsay Ackley: lackley@ewsd.org - Auto, Building, HVAC, Natural Forestry & Mechanical, Pre-Tech 1 & 4

Emmy Charron: echarron@ewsd.org -Childhood Ed, CAWD, CST, DCM, Engineering, Pre-Tech 2

Heidi McLaughlin: hmclaughlin@ewsd.org - Cosmetology 1&2, Dental, Health Professions, Pre-Tech 3 & 5

Chris Chase: cchase@ewsd.org - Partner School & Community Relations Coordinator

The Center for Technology, Essex does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national

origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or age in its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the

nondiscrimination policies: Bob Travers, Director

2 Educational Drive Suite 200 Essex Junction, VT 05452

802-879-5558 btravers@ewsd.org