November 2023 - The More You Know
FROM YOUR FRIENDLY CTE SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Nov. 4: Vermont State University: Johnson campus Open House. Register here.
Nov. 4: Champlain College Open House. Register here.
Nov. 11: Vermont State University: Williston campus Open House. Register here.
Nov. 15: Online Post High School Training & Career Panel (details below)
Nov. 20: Teacher Inservice- No school for students.
Nov. 21-24: No School.
Nov. 30: ASVAB testing- 9:45 am- 1:00 pm .Sign up with your CTE school counselor.
Women Can Do Conference Fun!
CTE Multilingual/Multicultural Affinity Group
The group meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays in D105E ( next to Student Services) and other locations during lunch. It is a safe space for CTE multilingual and multicultural students to discuss their CTE experience, connect, and empower each other. If you are interested in joining, please contact Marina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every month CTE Spotlights the "Language of the Month." November is Vietnamese!
If you are interested in creating an affinity group at CTE, reach out to your school counselor for support!
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 of an A- (90) in semester 1 in program area and all academic courses taken at CTE.
- 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
So although you can't fill out the form just yet, you can create a FSA-ID (which will be your online signature of sorts) in preparation. We will have someone from VSAC here at CTE on December 13th to help students with this process. However, if you want to get a jump on it early, here are detailed instructions on how to do so.
Who should I ask? Ask someone who knows your character, work ethic, and can speak to your skills. Ideally, this is someone who has known you for a while, a current program or academic teacher.
When should I ask? Give yourself and the person you are asking plenty of time (2-3 weeks at the least) before the deadline. If you wait too long, the person you are asking for a recommendation may not have time to complete it. The person you are asking may also need more information and insight into your extracurriculars, community service and volunteer work, and employment history, so be prepared for them to ask you to complete a letter of recommendation request form.
How should I ask? Talk to each individual directly. Include why you need the letter, what you are hoping to pursue, and requested due date. Ask the person if they need any additional information about your skills or educational/employment history.
- What should I do after I receive my letter of recommendation? Send a written thank you letter to each person who wrote a letter for you. Sending your appreciation is a common courtesy and speaks volumes!
How Can I Get a Scholarship?!
VSAC’s scholarships booklet: This booklet contains information on more than 140 scholarships available to Vermont residents—and is updated each fall. The VSAC scholarship booklet contains both VSAC-assisted scholarships and scholarships administered directly by the group that sponsors the scholarship.
- Local sources: Talk to your high school counselor, local librarian, local business owners and club representatives, employers and town officials. Be sure to speak with your parents about organizations or clubs they belong to or ask if their employer sponsors a scholarship.
- Your college or university: Look on the college’s website or call the admissions office to ask about possible scholarships.
- Veteran and military organizations: Both the federal government and nonprofit organizations offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active duty personnel. To learn more, visit https://finaid.org/military/veterans/.
- On the web:
- Bigfuture® by The College Board: Find scholarships, other financial aid, and internships—from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
- Fastweb®: Find scholarships that match your strengths, interests, and skills—from more than 1.5 million scholarships, totaling $3.4 billion.
- Cappex®: Fill out a free profile to discover which scholarships match you best.
Information provided by VSAC
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
For winter-pattern SAD, symptoms may include:
- Oversleeping (hypersomnia)
- Overeating, particularly with a craving for carbohydrates
- Weight gain
- Social withdrawal (feeling like “hibernating”)
Treatments are available that can help many people with SAD. They fall into four main categories that may be used alone or in combination:
- Light therapy
- Antidepressant medications
- Vitamin D
Students can access their School Counselor for additional information and support.
CTE SENIOR SPOTLIGHT--THREE YEAR WONDERS!
Raseda Be: Winooski High School
Pre-Tech 2, Engineering & Architecture 1 & 2
What achievements are you most proud of?
Achievements I am most proud of would be, being the only girl in Engineering and Architecture when I was a junior and now being the only architecture student in my class.
What has been your favorite experience/memory at CTE?
My favorite experience has been getting a chance to be on the student leadership committee and help plan events in the school, and also getting a chance to participate in SkillsUSA.
What is your goal/plan after graduation?
My plan after graduation is to go to college, study something related to Architecture/Interior Design, and study abroad.
What words of advice would you give to a student considering enrolling in CTE?
Some advice I would give would be to try new things and any opportunity that is given to you.
Virtual Post High School Training & Career Panel
Available to everyone but put on by our friends at CVU!
Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Stream link for viewing:
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6xGya895UI
Come learn about a variety of short term training programs and educational pathways which can lead to well-paying careers in Vermont. This virtual event is open to students and families across Chittenden County. Panelists will introduce themselves and provide an overview of their work. Some of the following questions will be addressed and the audience will also have time to ask their own questions:
What are the most employable jobs in Vermont and what is expected in the years to come?
How does a high school student learn more about the training and work opportunities in Vermont?
What incentives do students have to pursue these programs?
Thomas Cheney, Advance Vermont, MyFutureVT
Michael Keogh, CCV Director of Business Engagement, ccv.edu/workforce
Representative, Student Pathways Division - VT Department of Education
CTE School Counseling Coordinators
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Heidi McLaughlin: firstname.lastname@example.org - Cosmetology 1&2, Dental, Health Professions, Pre-Tech 3 & 5
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