Let's Talk Tech

Newsletter for Madison County Career Technical Center

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The mission of The Madison County Career Technical Center is to create lifelong motivated learners through dynamic, relevant curriculum encompassing advanced technology, college credit options, industry credentials and strategic partnerships, preparing students to enter and compete in a global workforce.

Hazel Green Community Night

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The MCCTC will offer a Community Night for all who live in the Hazel Green community on Wednesday, October 23, 2018, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. If you, or someone you know, would like to learn how career technical education can benefit you, or if you're interested in learning more about our programs, please plan to attend!

We help prepare students for college and high-demand, high wage careers, we offer industry recognized credentials, utilize project-based learning that provides a hands-on learning approach, as well as provide work-based learning opportunities. In addition to providing training in a variety of programs, we also offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit through Dual Enrollment.

We would love to help you plan your next step and help you be college and career ready!

For more information, please follow us on Twitter at @careertechcntr or on Facebook at madisoncountycareertechcenter or on our website at careertech.mcssk12.org

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Fresh Slate, our Simulated Workplace for the Hospitality program has begin serving lunches to district personnel. Please contact Ms. Amberly Smith, instructor, for more information regarding this welcomed addition to our school! The students have worked extremely hard in providing our faculty and staff an outstanding lunch each week! asmith@mcssk12.org
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Aaron Wethington, Hazel Green High Student, selected as CTE Student Of The Month

Congratulations to Aaron Wethington, a Hazel Green student, for being selected as the September CTE Student Of The Month! Aaron is currrently serving as the FFA Vice President and is the Safety Coordinator for the Horticulture program. He has participated in community service projects through the Horticulture program and has earned THREE industry-recognized credentials. He is very passionate and is willing to do anything asked of him. Aaron was on the AgMechanics Team last year that finished in 3rd place in the North District and 8th place out of 73 teams at the State Competition.

Way to Go, Aaron! We are extremely proud of you!
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HOSA Special Olympics Field Trip

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 7:30am-2:30pm

2801 15th Avenue Southwest

Huntsville, AL

HOSA students in the Medical Academy will participate in their annual field trip to Special Olympics at Milton Frank Stadium. There is no cost to attend, and lunch is provided. Permission slips can be obtained from Mr. Ebert or Mrs. Stutheit, Medical teachers and are due no later than October 16. For more info, please email the instructors.
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Today's Students Will Be Tomorrow's Workers!

MCCTC continues to implement the Alabama Simulated Workplace model. The Alabama Simulated Workplace is "focused on middle and high school students – preparing them for a lifetime of achievement in school and their future careers. It accomplishes this by teaching them about modern workplace requirements and industry best practices."

Each of our CTE programs on campus have created a business name and are working to implement the beginning stage of ASW: hiring a workforce (enrolling students), developing a company name, developing an organizational structure, and creating a company policy manual, and implementing an employee badge and time clock system.

We are super excited to see how the implementation of the ASW will benefit our students!

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JAG: Jobs For Alabama Graduates

JAG is a nationwide dropout prevention, school-to-work career, and dropout recovery program for at-risk and disadvantaged youth. JAG uses a standard, structured program design and curriculum that targets 85 core “competencies” geared towards teaching soft skills that will prepare students for the workforce or college. The ultimate objective is to help the participant secure a quality job that will lead to a personally satisfying career.

Please see your school counselor if you are interested in find-tuning your employability skills and to determine if you are a good candidate for JAG!

For more info, contact: Melissa Robertson, Program Coordinator, at 256-852-2170 or mrobertson@mcssk12.org

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Safety First: No Phone Zone

As we implement the Alabama Simulated Workplace, MCCTC is now a "No Phone Zone" when inside any of the buildings, classrooms, or shops. Cell phones in a shop/lab setting are a safety hazard and distraction to one in the workplace.

Cell phone lockers have been made available for students to secure their phones should they forget and bring them inside.

Failing to follow appropriate cell phone policies for their business (class) will be as follows:

  • 1st offense- phone is turned into main office; student may pick up at end of class

  • 2nd offense- phone is turned into main office; parent must pick up between 3:30pm and 4:15pm

  • 3rd offense- phone is turned into main office; parent must pick up between 3:30pm and 4:15pm; student assigned Honor Codes

  • Additional Offenses- phone is turned into main office; parent must pick up between 3:30pm and 4:15pm; student will receive In/Out of school suspension

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We are pleased to offer the following new programs! Please see Mrs. Bucy, our school counselor, for availability and qualifications:


Auto Services (Dual Enrollment with Calhoun Community College)

Precision Machining (Dual Enrollment with Calhoun Community College)

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October 8-12, 2018