The CTAE Connector
From the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
January 2023 • Preparing Today for Tomorrow's Workforce
Second Semester Begins!
First semester finished strong with approximately 1200 middle school CTE students earning Digital Tools certifications!
As teacher Katherine Mandelberg shared:
"Students were working super hard during Semester 1 through all the hurricane and testing setbacks. By the end of the semester Computer Applications in Business 1 students had great success. 75 students passed the CIW Word Essentials Certification Exam and 80 passed the CIW Multimedia Essentials Certification Exam. Having one DIT class, students did awesome with 11 passing the Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Certification Exam. What a bunch of hard-working students we have here at Charles S. Rushe Middle. I am so proud of them all."
As our students continue into second semester, they are preparing for industry certification exams by mastering standards through project-based learning and real-world experiences.
Our team is involved in the collaborative development of the Pasco/Hernando Local College Access Network (LCAN). We are working with K-12 and postsecondary education, business, government, non-profit and philanthropy partners. This coalition is committed to building and expanding programs, services and resources that increase college readiness, participation, and completion rates within our community.
We are also excited to welcome Jess Kortum, Learning Design Specialist, to the district Career, Technical and Adult Education team. Jess will be supporting CTE teachers in the areas of curriculum, resources, classroom management, and more.
As always, we are "Preparing Today for Tomorrow's Workforce" and we appreciate your support of our students and schools!
Please feel free to contact us at 813-794-2204, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PascoCTE!
Stay safe, keep it simple and be well,
Lori Romano, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
Pine View Middle Agriculture Students Shine
• 1st place Extemporaneous Public Speaking: Nick Campbell
• 1st place Creed Speaking: Meilana Gingras
• 1st place Opening and Closing Ceremonies: PVMS Team
• 2nd place Prepared Public Speaking: Nick Campbell
- submitted by Audra Skinner
Wildcat Wins Ringling Scholarship
- submitted by Stephanie Bertig
WRHS Business Bulls Earn Certifications
- submitted by Tatyana Pashnyak
Weightman Business Students Learn Sweet Skills
Before break all classes came together to be a competitive corporation. Each class helped with different aspects of the business and understood the whole business model of, "Checks for Candy Canes." Students learned how to create their own signature, write a check, create a customer service survey, deliver with customer service, receive customer feedback from staff, cash a check, recruit return customers and create an invoice.
- submitted by Jenna Eyers
We are extremely proud of this young man. He was abruptly uprooted from his life to move to a foreign country, and separated from his parents in the process. But he maintained a positive attitude and concentrated on achieving his goals. He remains focused on his goal to get his GED and go to a college where he can play soccer while preparing for a career in Information Technology. We are very happy for him and wish him the best.
- submitted by Kathy Carreno
An Epic Fall Semester
On December 15th, students brought down the house with a fun and touching holiday presentation, "Miracle in Wesley Chapel". After the drama, Rebecca presented two awards- "Most Improved Speaker" to Santa #2, Rotsen Martinez, and the ultimate "Student of the Semester" to Maloryk Sanabria.
Friday, December 16th, was a memorable and rewarding experience as Santa Carlos, his elves and some carolers brought joy, songs, festivity, and some gifts to the teachers and pre-schoolers at the Little Pioneers Day Care.
We're excited to see what 2023 will bring!
- submitted by teacher Rebecca Sandy
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