CTAE Gazette



Update from SkillsUSA Students

More than 2,000 students attended SkillsUSA Georgia’s annual State Leadership and Skills Conference, and 616 of them came away winners. Students competed in a variety of events based on SkillsUSA’s high school programs throughout the state including Architecture, Construction, Communication, Transportation, Culinary Arts, Personal Care Services and Public Safety. Contests are based on industry standards, and they are designed and judged by business partners. Business and industry partners welcomed competitors into the facilities to test their skills, and created a dynamic Career Expo for attendees.

SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit organization that empowers students to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible citizens. SkillsUSA Georgia is the Career and Technical Student Organization for students enrolled in Architecture, Construction, Communication and Transportation (ACCT), Cosmetology, and Public Safety Pathways in Georgia’s secondary schools.

GACTE 2015

Do not forget to register at www.gacte.org for the July12-15, 2015 GACTE Conference. This is the only time during the year that we all come together to gain updated resources for the next year. In addition, we have the unique opportunity to network with our fellow CTAE Directors and Supervisors, CTAE Instructors, and School Counselors. Please find all workshop details and registration information on the CTAE Resource Network website at www.ctaern.org. As always, thank you for all that you do to support and provide leadership to the CTAE programs and initiatives!

North Paulding High School launches its first CTAE website

Visit the newly created CTAE website at North Paulding High School by clicking on the following link: http://nphsctae.weebly.com/ or going to the school website through Paulding County School District website at www.paulding.k12.ga.us.

PCHS FFA Show Team finishes first season

By Tom Liles - FFA Advisor

For the first time in many years, the PCHS FFA had students compete in showing show hogs at various fairs and shows. The students jumped at the opportunity to participate in something like this. They knew the challenge in front of them and the time that it would consume, but they did a great job during the season. The students purchased the animals for their SAE through FFA. Showing teaches responsibility, honesty, husbandry, and teamwork. Our students learned how to make a schedule and follow it to insure the safety and health of the animals. The students that competed are Hannah Moulder, Kaitlin Gaskin, Hunter Ketchum, and Chandler Keith. Each students had a part to do on the team in order for the shows to go smoothly. The students had several first, second, and third place efforts throughout the show season. Hunter placed 5th at the Georgia National Fair in Perry. There were approximately 30 hogs in the class. This was by far the largest shows the students participated in. During the season the students maintained a positive attitude. They also were able to gain hands on and real life experiences outside of the classroom that will be a huge benefit in the future.

EPHS DECA's Wounded Warrior Project raffle

Congratulations to Tony Brooks of Marietta, GA for winning the Yeti Tundra 65 from EPHS DECA's Wounded Warrior Project raffle. EPHS DECA raised over $1600.00 for this wonderful organization. The Wounded Warrior Project was selected by the Georiga DECA State Action Team for the 2015 Community Service Project. EPHS DECA would like to say a special Thank You to R.A.K. Roofing for donating the Yeti Tundra 65 and Peachstate Printing and Signs for donating the raffle tickets for this amazing cause.

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RICK GOBLE - New CTAE Economic Development Liaison at the State

Rick Goble brings 30 years of business, education and military experience to the role. He will create resources for CTAE educators and partners; oversee a Business and Industry Advisory Council for the GADOE, and work with business and industry representatives, local and state officials, and other stakeholders to strengthen economic development efforts in Georgia.

Previously, Rick was Director of Business and Industry for Chattahoochee Technical College. Goble also served as a Sergeant/Munitions Systems Specialist in the United States Air Force from 1985 to 1991.

The new position is part of the Educating Georgia's Future Workforce initiative, focusing on increasing collaboration between education and business communities.

Rick Goble's contact information is as follows:

rgoble@doe.k12.ga.us; phone number: 404-657-8309.

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North Paulding High School Work Based Learning Students Visit Home Depot Corporate Headquarters

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Work Based Learning students from North Paulding High School had the opportunity to visit The Home Depot Corporate Headquarters, which is officially known as the Store Support Center. These students were welcomed into the Vinings location and received a tour of the facilities and participated in a round table discussion with several top executives within the organization. This proved to be a great experience for students who are aspiring to be the business leaders of tomorrow. Brad Whited (pictured front right), Senior Merchant – Portable Power for The Home Depot organized the day’s activities with the Work Based Learning Coordinators at North Paulding High School. The goal of Work Based Learning programs is to best prepare students for their next steps after high school. They cannot get enough great experiences like the one they had at The Home Depot Store Support Center. Students need experiences like these to instill in them a drive to be successful. Students could never get these types of learning experiences without businesses and people like The Home Depot and their Associates taking time out of their busy schedules to spend time with students. Maggie Cox, a senior at North Paulding said, “Visiting Home Depot’s Store Support Center was an incredible experience. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the corporate environment, and learned a great deal from the executives that met with us.” It is opportunities such as these that create relevance within the educational experience of students where they can connect learning with their own personal interests and begin to relate to the the educational experience of students where they can connect learning with their own personal interests and begin to relate to the world around them.

East Paulding High School Air Force JROTC cadets create new website

EPHS Air Force JROTC cadets created and main the new website for their JROTC program: ephsafjrotc.com. The website includes a weekly newscast. Everyone is invited to visit their web site and check out the cadet news! It's only the second time that they've done this so it will continue to evolve and improve. Cadet/Alexander Makumi is the sophomore responsible for the site development (he built it last year) and newscast (which features the Senior Class President, Ashley Gresham and 3rd year cadet Asa Humphries).