The Walker Talker

Walker Career Center weekly update - January 10, 2020

Walker Career Center Welcomes New Staff/ New Positions

The new semester brings on some new changes at the Walker Career Center. We are excited to welcome on some new staff members and also have some staff members that have moved into new roles this semester. New Roles: Mr. Craig Harvey is our new Precision Machining teacher, Ms. Aaliyah English is now our Media TV/ Intro to Communications teacher. New Hires: Mr. Steven Vitatoe is our new Welding teacher, Mr. Greg Paxson is our new Business teacher, and Mr. Logan Hunt is our new Instructional Assistant in Media TV.

2nd Annual Staff Sandwich Contest

The Culinary Arts students hosted their second annual Staff Sandwich Contest. Students were assigned a staff member and worked collaboratively with the staff member to develop a sandwich of their own. Luckily, the staff was able to assist in judging the final products by sampling the sandwiches!

S.T.E.M. and Professional Trades Show

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 the MSD of Warren Township will be hosting the Third Annual S.T.E.M. and Professional Trades Show at the Marriott East. The Class of 2021 will be provided an opportunity to meet with over 50 local businesses and organizations (participant list is below).

Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA)

This morning, several members of the Walker Career Center community were able to take part in the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment meeting held at WCC. The federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, known as Perkins V, requires agencies to conduct a comprehensive local needs assessment to guide their local applications. These needs assessments must address six areas:
  • Performance on federal accountability indicators
  • Alignment with labor market needs
  • Scope, size and quality of programs offered
  • Progress toward implementing CTE programs and programs of study
  • Recruitment, retention and training of faculty and staff
  • Progress toward improving access and equity