SKILLS Center News

Eastern NC Regional Skills Center (ENCRSC) Monthly News

March Edition

March is Women's History Month!

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.

Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week . . .

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year.

In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.

Subsequent Presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamation designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Click here to download the NWHM 2021 Women's History Month Resource Toolkit, filled with links to biographies, events, and programming to celebrate this important month.

To learn more about the history of Women's History Month, please visit the Library of Congress.

If you are interested in finding out more about the CTE programs we offer here at The Skills Center, please reach out to Emily Humphrey, at

Visit our site often to see what amazing things we have going on and are planning for the future.

What is a Woman? - Women's History Month Commercial


📢 Faculty SPOTLIGHT 📢

MEET Mrs. Jacqueline Sharpe

I am a Family and Consumer Science Teacher. FACS is part of the Career and Technical Education Department. I currently teach 4 levels of Culinary Arts and Hospitality. I have been teaching for 25 years. I spent my first 10 years teaching English and the last 15 years teaching Culinary Arts. I am married and I have 3 children.

In this accelerated Culinary program, students complete each aspect of this program in 9-week segments. In the first segment, students learn all the foundational aspects of the culinary and hospitality industry through bookwork, computer research, and demonstrations. The next 9-weeks students focus on running a student-led catering business. Students also focus on mastering skills and creating a portfolio of their work. In the level 3 segment, students increase their skills and abilities. Finally, in the level 4 segment, students take a more active role in planning and executing catering and restaurant days. They also complete a portfolio to showcase their work. Level 3 and 4 students also have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA and ProStart Competitions.

Jacqueline Sharpe - Culinary Arts


📢 Program SPOTLIGHT 📢



The Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center is an integrated educational and employment resource that prepares students for high-value, in-demand career pathways and post-secondary options through advanced training and skill development.


Continue honing and demonstrating your chef skills in the school-based restaurant. Concentration on preparing and selling breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, quick breads and cookies.


📢 Collaboration is Key 📢



Our programs consist of TWO 9-week courses each semester. Students are with us for two class periods per day, either in the morning or in the afternoon. Daily attendance is imperative as each day = 2 actual classes at the Skills Center. Please reach out if you have questions about our schedule or your student's attendance.


OPPORTUNITIES To Partner with The Skills Center

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We are looking for PARENTS and COMMUNITY Business Partners to join our School Leadership Team. Click on this link to fill out the form if you are interested.


📆 Important Events 📆

March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

March 9, 2023

Interim reports will be passed out on March 9th to be returned by March 13th, signed by parent or guardian. *Nursing fundamentals will NOT be participating as they follow the same schedule for interim and report cards as your regular school.

March 10, 2023

Teacher Workday (no school for students)

March 17, 2023

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. 385 – c. 461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

March 18, 2023


MARCH 18, 2023






The Jacksonville•Onslow Chamber of Commerce partners with businesses in the community to host this annual competition for high school students that are in vocational trades classes in Onslow and Jones County High Schools. Trades Day gives these students an opportunity to be recognized for their talents and allows them to showcase their skills. This event brings 120 students and more than 200 parents and community leaders to the Coastal Carolina Community College campus every spring. The Jacksonville•Onslow Chamber of Commerce hosts this event in an ongoing effort to promote workforce development and growth in our community.

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March 22, 2023

Students will be released 3 hours early for teacher professional development. Students will be staying at their home school campus for the early release day and will NOT be physically coming to the Skills Center, however, students will still be expected to complete virtual assignments.

Have a Business to Showcase at Our Community Event?

We are excited to let you know that ENCRSC will be holding a community event Saturday, March 25, 2023. If you would like to join us to market YOUR business for FREE, fill out form or email me at for more information.

March 30, 2023

FINAL EXAMS for 1st course of Program. *Each semester at ENCRSC includes 2 courses.


ALL High School Students CAN Take Classes HERE at The Skills Center!

Please contact your Career Development Coordinator (see below) for more information about HOW YOU CAN take classes HERE at the Skills Center!



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The importance of communication between school and home cannot be overstated. Research shows that students with engaged families earn higher grades and test scores, adapt more quickly, attend school more regularly, have better behavior and social skills, and go on to graduate at higher rates. Parents who have an idea of what is happening in the classroom are better equipped to help their students succeed and can align learning at home with learning at school.

Linked below are the webpages for each teacher here at the Skills Center. Please feel free to communicate with your child's teacher via email or you may reach them by calling 910.989.2020. We are all in this together for the success of each student!



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Career Corner


Onslow County District News

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