GCISD CTE Update
End of Year
GCISD CTE in 2018-2019
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO's)
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Both of our DECA chapters led by Mrs. Province and Mrs. Burkhart at GHS and Ms. Neal at CHHS had unprecedented years with record membership numbers, multiple state level and international qualifiers, as well as success at ICDC.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
FFA Students have the opportunity to participate in multiple events throughout the year. These include Leadership Development Events, Career Development Events, and Speaking Development Events. The GCFFA chapter is very active in our local, district, area, and state competitions. We are proud of all of our FFA students and teachers and their many successes this year!
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.
GCISD Automotive sent 12 students to regional and state competitions and won 12 best of show, 7 superior and 5 excellent awards
American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute - Gold Star Customer Service Certificate
The certification provides recognition for those individuals who know how to deliver exceptional service and create memorable experiences. The CGSP® designation is the highest acknowledgment of awarding-winning guest service for employees in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Certified Nursing Assistant
Congratulations to all the CNA students who passed their Certified Nursing Assistant certification. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is certified through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability. The State of Texas requires at least 100 hours of training. 40 hours must be done at a nursing home facility. This CNA class is unique because these students got the opportunity to do direct hands-on care for the residents at the nursing home. The students are required to learn a total of 46 hands-on skills. Some of the skills we learn are bathing, feeding, shaving, and mobility. The CNA students not only learn many physical skills but they learn people skills that can help them no matter what field these students pursue.
To become a Certified Nursing Assistant, the students passed both a written and hands-on skills test. This is a tremendous accomplishment to achieve.
Certified Veterinarian Assistant
Ms. Piganelli had 6 students sit for and pass their Certified Veterinarian Assistant Certification Exam this year. (pictured below)
CVAs support the Veterinarian and/or vet tech in their daily tasks. CVAs may be asked to perform kennel work, assist in the restraint and handling of animals, feed and exercise of animals, or spend time on clerical duties.
CVA Level 1 is equivalent to 90 days of on the job training with the following requirements:
- 500 in class hours and 300 in clinic hours
- Mastering all required level 1 material
- Skills validation checklist
- Exam application and checklist approved by DVM
- Completion of certification exam with a 70% or higher
Emergency Medical Technician
Hunter Education Certification
In the Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management Course, students have the opportunity to test for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Certification. This certification is offered to all students within the class and required for any person hunting on public or private Texas lands born on or after Sept 2nd, 1971. Students learn the core standards in Firearm, Hunting and Outdoor Safety, Hunting Responsibilities and Wildlife Conservation as well as Bowhunting, Muzzleloaders, Outdoor Survival and First Aid.
This year Mr. McGrew had 35 students pass their exam and are now certified.
Microsoft Office Certifications
Texas State Floral Association Certification
To achieve the TSFA Level 1 certification students must pass a 100 question knowledge-based online exam and pass a 2 part timed design portion where they create a symmetrical arrangement and boutonniere.
Graphic Design - Adobe Photoshop CC
Video Game Design - Unity Certified Associate
10 Advanced Video Game Design students passed the Unity Certified Associate exam. Unity Certified Associates have the foundational skills necessary for making a game with Unity, spanning key concepts in both technical art and programming. These earners have the core skills required for successful game design and coding. Becoming Unity Certified demonstrates to employers that you have the technical skills and applied knowledge they need.
"Unity is one of the most in-demand tech skills and has one of the highest forecasted growth rates at over 35% over the next two years." -Burning Glass, job market analytics platform.
CTE Student Recognitions
Grapevine High School CTE Student of The Year
FFA Area V Officer
The rocket went up to 5,389 ft at 328 feet per second per the data information they got from the altimeter.
In the Community
Hospitality and Tourism
Practicum in Human Services - Education
OC Taylor with Mrs. Davis 1st grade class.
Bear Creek Elementary with Mrs. Prichard's Kindergarten class
Colleyville Elementary with Ms. Mullen's class.
GCISD ECDC with the Cheetah Classroom
GCISD ECDC in the Panda Classroom
Avery Crabtree and Gracie Ladusau
GCISD ECDC in the Gator Classroom