February 2021 - The More You Know


Important Dates

February 3rd- CTE Info session (Have questions about CTE programs, admissions, or anything related to CTE?): Zoom 12:00-1:00 pm- email cteadmissions@ewsd.org to get link

February 10th- Virtual program tours for current students - contact your school counselor to sign up.

February 10th- CTE Info Session: Zoom 5:30-6:30 pm - email cteadmissions@ewsd.org to get link

February 11th - VSAC Scholarship Applications are DUE!

February 17th- CTE info session: Zoom 12:00-1:00 pm - email cteadmissions@ewsd.org to get link

February 22 through 26- School Vacation!

February is Career & Technical Education Month!

Career & Technical Education Really Delivers!

CTE provides real options for college and rewarding careers. CTE gives students what's needed to be successful for life: technical skills, academic skills and employability skills. February is Career & Technical Education Month and we are celebrating our students!

Here’s what some current CTE students have to say:

*CTE is helping me get better grades and care about school more. Demi, CVU Junior

*CTE is helping me plan out my future and helping me prepare for college. Dahabo, EHS Junior

*CTE is giving me the hands on experience to be successful! Porsche, Adult Student

*CTE is giving me industry specific learning opportunities. Jaxon, BFA-Fairfax Senior

*CTE is in-depth and hands on education. -Francis, SBHS Senior

*CTE has prepared me for college by having the right resources and teachers and is setting me up for success in college and the workforce. - Malachi, MHS Senior

Check out CTE's Virtual Program Tours!!

Priority Deadline for Applications- March 5th!

Click Here to learn more about our amazing programs!

Free Meals for EWSD Students!

The EWSD Child Nutrition Program will continue to provide FREE meals at each of our schools for the rest of this school year! If you would like to access these free meals and support the EWSD Child Nutrition Program, please encourage your student to eat breakfast and lunch at school. You do not need to pre-order or register in advance.

Pick-up meals for students on remote days are also available. Pick-up schedule and more information is available on the EWSD Website!

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

This is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but their parents, teachers, friends and communities as well. Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships.

Being able to tell the difference between healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships can be more difficult than you would think. No two relationships are the same, so what’s unhealthy in one relationship may be abusive in another. Although there are many signs to pay attention to in a relationship, look for these common warning signs of dating abuse:

If you or someone you know sees the warning signs in their relationship, text loveis to 22522, visit: https://www.loveisrespect.org/healthy-relationships/ or speak with a trusted adult.

Alumni Profile-- Mike Ross: Computer Animation & Web Design

What Made My Time at CTE Worthwhile?

During my time with CTE, I learned many valuable tools and had access to many valuable resources that empowered me to build a diverse palette of skills for both the creative space and the tech space. I was fortunate enough to be able to play around with a multitude of programs and software ranging from 3D Studio Max giving me the opportunity to build 3D models and renderings as well as animation. I got to learn Adobe software such as Photoshop where I could experiment with image manipulation and create digital illustrations.

Then I got to jump into the programming space with Dreamweaver and learn how to build websites and web applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Yes, I got to learn a lot of great things all while spending time in a classroom that consisted of team work and a more individualized approach to teaching and learning. The support I received when entering the program continued throughout my time spent there among teachers and students. Being a young student going through CTE and the CAWD program, I was lucky enough to be empowered and I am forever grateful for that opportunity.

These two years at CTE were transformational and influential because:

- I grew academically; I was provided with an alternative to learning -- a hands-on approach and a more individualized classroom setting that puts the student first in a school that understands the different types of learners that are out there.

- I grew socially; as someone on the autism spectrum I find the world of communication and socializing a little confusing but spending two years with a great group of students and teachers allowed me to discover and understand the world around me a lot better.

- and most importantly, I grew as an individual ready and prepared for the road ahead into a future in which I am able to put the tools, resources and empowerment I have acquired to good use.

For the full write up click here!

CTE Alumni Profile: Mike Ross (CAWD)

VT National Guard Highlights for CTE students

The opportunities for Career and Technical Education students are significant at the VT Air Guard. After High School, men and women can attend VTC, UVM, NVU, and other VT schools FULL TIME with waived tuition by serving with them part time! It’s called the VNGTBP!

Look at these Options:

1. Digital Media Arts: (Air Force Public Affairs: AFSC’s: 3N0X2, 3N0X5, 3H0X1, 3N1X1).

2. Culinary: (Air Force Services. The AFSC is 3F1X1). The need is great here at VT Air Guard and it’s a great AFSC for students that like hotel & tourism, lodging management, and meal planning/preparation/safety.

3. Medical Professions: (Air Force Medical have many AFSC’s needs. Here are a few; 4A0X1, 4A1X1, 4B0X1, 4E0X1, and others.

4. Building Trades: (This falls under Air Force Civil Engineering. They need Plumbers, electricians, vertical construction technicians, HVAC Techs, Heavy equipment operators, etc. See AFSC’s 3E0X1, 3E0X2, 3E4X1, etc).

5. Emergency Services: Yes! They need Air Force Firefighters and EMT’s. See AFSC 3E7X1. Excellent part time and full time opportunities with great pay and benefits.

6. Automotive: They need AFSC’s 2T2X1, 2T3X1, 2T1X1. A Great opportunity to let the Air Force / Air Guard pay a student to learn Diesel Mechanic, and Fleet Management skills in small vehicle and large truck maintenance!

7. Cyberspace Support: They need men and women who want to protect the digital domain, keep the networks secure, and facilitate information technology! Please look at AFSC’s: 3D0X1, 3D0X2, 3D0X3, 3D1X1.

Air Force careers are known as AFSC’s (Air Force Specialty Codes). A simple web search of those 5 digit alpha-numeric AFSC’s will provide a lot of familiarity.

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 - Building, Cosmetology, Dental, Health Info, Natural, Pre-Tech 3 & 4

Emmy Charron: echarron@ewsd.org - Auto, Childhood Ed, CAWD, CST, DCM, Engineering, Pro Foods, Pre-Tech 1, 2 & 5

Chris Chase: cchase@ewsd.org - Sending 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