January 2022 - The More You Know


Important Dates!

Jan. 4th & 6th- Current students visit programs of choice.

Jan. 14th- Quarter 2 ends

Jan. 17th- No School- MLK Day

Jan. 18th- Semester 2 begins.

Jan. 18-20th: SkillsUSA Pin & T-Shirt Design Voting

Jan. 26th - SkillsUSA Local Competition

Jan. 28th - SkillsUSA State Competition

Interested in taking a FREE college class in the Spring?

CCV is offering four FREE (and doesn't use one of your vouchers!) college courses to CTE junior and senior students!

Classes include:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Human Growth & Development
  • StartUp 802 Entrepreneurship Program

Speak with Ms. Emmy or Ms. Lindsay if you have questions!

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 4th.

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!

Discover CTE Upcoming Visit Opportunity!

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Congratulations to Aiyana Bullock and Bo Kashindi!

Aiyana Bullock, Cosmetology 2 student, and Bo Kashindi, Engineering 2 student, received Honorable Mention in Vermont's 2022 Presidential Scholars Program in Career and Technical Education. Students are chosen based upon their outstanding leadership and service to their communities along with technical and academic achievement, perseverance, creativity and innovation.

Way to go! CTE is so proud of you!

All you need to know about National Technical Honor Society!

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is an honor society for outstanding career and technical education students. After first semester, CTE instructors will nominate students who qualify using the following criteria:

  • Student has a minimum semester average of an A- (90) in program area.
  • Student has a minimum semester average of a B (83) in all other academic classes.
  • Student demonstrates strong employability skills.

Eligible candidates will be notified and those interested in joining NTHS must complete a reflective essay addressing the following:

  • Personal career goal
  • Involvement with community service or other acts of kindness
  • Thoughts on the importance of employability skills
  • Honor someone who has helped student succeed

The NTHS selection committee will notify candidates of acceptance within the next few weeks! The Induction Ceremony will be held in March!

Vermont Works for Women presents a virtual workshop to support women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks to reach their goals wherever they are in their career journeys.FIND THE JOB THAT FITS: JANUARY 25, 5:30-7:30PM

Has COVID-19 thrown a wrench in your career plans? Do you need to make a change but you’re not sure where to start?

In this workshop, Vermont Works for Women will help broaden your thinking about your options and dispel some career myths, so you can get started in a job that’s going to get you what you want – whether that’s less stress, more stability, greater flexibility, or more money! You will determine your employment priorities, receive tools to find a job that’s going to meet these priorities, and figure out the #1 next step you’re going to take to get you there.

Register HERE!

Students, Parents and Educational Staff Alike! Check out these Social & Emotional Learning Virtual Resources

These are free resources but you will need to register to access them (trust me, it's easy!) Covers all age ranges from

Topic categories include:

Self Awareness (Eg. Emotional Reactions, Thoughts of self harm, Mindfulness, Body Image)

Self Management (Eg. Using Self Talk to Manage Anger, Impulse Control, getting into College)

Social Awareness (Eg. Cyberbullying, Social Injustice, Social Impact, Global Empathy)

Relationships (Eg. Respectful Communication, Break Ups, Abusive Relationships, Conflict Res.)

Responsible Decision Making (Eg. Financial Literacy, Driving Safely, High Stakes Testing)

Check them out for FREE!

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 1, 3 & 4

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