February 2021 - The More You Know
FROM YOUR FRIENDLY CTE SCHOOL COUNSELORS
February 3rd- CTE Info session (Have questions about CTE programs, admissions, or anything related to CTE?): Zoom 12:00-1:00 pm- email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get link
February 11th - VSAC Scholarship Applications are DUE!
February 17th- CTE info session: Zoom 12:00-1:00 pm - email email@example.com 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
Free Meals for EWSD Students!
Pick-up meals for students on remote days are also available. Pick-up schedule and more information is available on the EWSD Website!
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
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:
- Checking cell phones, emails or social networks without permission
- Extreme jealousy or insecurity
- Constant belittling or put-downs
- Explosive temper
- Isolation from family and friends
- Making false accusations
- Constant mood swings towards you
- Physically inflicting pain or hurt in any way
- Telling someone what they can and cannot do
- Repeatedly pressuring someone to have sex
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.
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!
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
Admissions Questions? Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Ackley: email@example.com - Building, Cosmetology, Dental, Health Info, Natural, Pre-Tech 3 & 4
Emmy Charron: firstname.lastname@example.org - Auto, Childhood Ed, CAWD, CST, DCM, Engineering, Pro Foods, Pre-Tech 1, 2 & 5
Chris Chase: email@example.com - Sending School & Community Relations Coordinator
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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
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