2020/2021 School Year

Some reactions of our students who participated in this year’s Signing Day event. Click here for video. 05/27/2021

Celebrate our students with the 2021 Letter of Intent Signing Day. We are recognizing our students who as part of their high school education have trained to start their careers right after high school. These students have readied themselves and these great companies have recognized these young people as ready to start their careers with their companies. It is more than luck that has brought these students to begin their careers, they are prepared, trained, and ready to start now. Congratulations!

If you would like to find a specific student or business in the video please look at the timeline in the description so you can skip ahead of where you want to watch. Each group will have the timestamp you need. Below each group designation will show students’ names and the business they will be working for.

Henrico County School’s very own, Family And Consumer Sciences teacher, Mrs. Melinda Preston has started her own YouTube cooking show to help engage her students during COVID. In this episode, she prepares “Fun Sushi”. Click here for video. 05/24/2021

Henrico County School’s very own, Family And Consumer Sciences teacher, Mrs. Melinda Preston has started her own YouTube cooking show to help engage her students during COVID. In this episode, she prepares an “Oh So Cheesy” dish. Click here for video. 05/24/2021

Henrico County School’s very own, Family And Consumer Sciences teacher, Mrs. Melinda Preston has started her own YouTube cooking show to help engage her students during COVID. In this episode, she prepares Eggs Ole. Click here for video. 05/20/2021

Academy at Virginia Randolph CTE programs participated in the Henrico County Earth Day and Energy Fair. Masonry, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology, Carpentry, Horticulture, & Automotive Maintenance constructed displays in celebration of Earth Day.  Click here for video. 4/30/2021

The ACE Center at Hermitage and AVR are having their annual Spring Plant Sale! Check out the variety and prices! Click here for video : 4/26/2021

A fun video we put together about Career and Technical Education and our ACE Center classes. 4/1/2021

Some of our Henrico CTE students are participating in Anton Paar’s apprenticeship program. They are offering some great benefits and are paying for their education if they successfully complete the program. Companies today know CTE is the path for student achievement and successful careers.  3/8/2021

Fuel Production Video.

Energy Transmission, Distribution and Storage Video.

Power Generation Video.

Energy Sustainability and Efficiency promotion video.

It is important for Henrico CTE due to the many and varied career opportunities in the Energy industry.  It is so important that the Virginia Department of Education has added Energy as the new 17th Career Cluster and Henrico schools will be adopting also as soon as possible.

This audio podcast episode “clip” focuses on, Energy Transmission, Distribution, and Storage. We interview Jackie Merrick Dominion Energy – System Reliability Engineer, Sameera Younus-Khan Dominion Energy – Electric Distribution Design, Matt Kellam Military & Recruitment Program Coordinator Dominion Energy. We explore what energy transmission, distribution, and storage is and why careers in this area are important for young people. The full podcast will debut on 03/10/2020 @11:00 a.m. You can find our podcast on your favorite podcast venue. We currently have 32 episodes all relating to career and technical education.

Tech for Troops provides technology training and refurbished computers for our troops and they made a monetary donation to our Godwin High School Robotics Team! Thank you Tech for Troops!

Henrico CTE had our first career rodeo and it was awesome! We had over 400 students and over 100 businesses coming to judge and talk with those students as they showed off their career skills! We have video. LOL.

Energy Transmission, Distribution, and Storage promo for our next Henrico CTE Now podcast that will be available on March 10th at 11am. We will be interviewing Sameera Younus-Khan and others from the power industry as it relates to Virginia’s newest career cluster, “Energy” that will be debuting July 2020. This will be our second podcast in a series on the energy industry and the types of careers students can pursue. You can find our podcast on your favorite podcast venue or visit us here to listen:

CTE students looking to become future teachers get together with actual teachers from all over the state.

CTE students attended a fashion symposium as part of RVA Fashion Week.

Pamela Ross is the Nurse Aide instructor at The ACE Center at Hermitage and is this month’s Teacher Spotlight.

February is CTE Month! 02/04/2020

High Tech Academy Recruitment Video. 1/30/2020

Glen Allen High School and Godwin High School marketing students participated in River City Consulting’s Battle of the Ads. Battle of the Ads is an event designed to give students real-world experience in marketing and advertising. The students were given 4-6 weeks to design a marketing plan for River City Consulting. The winner will have they’re commercial played on CBS 6. 01/10/2020

The Financial Literacy Live event, a 60-75 minute program, is presented by The Reminders, a hip hop duo. Using the power of a live music performance and their own personal stories, they inspire young people to take control of their financial future. The Reminders discuss college planning, athletic and academic scholarships, investing and 529 plans, entrepreneurship, S.M.A.R.T. Goals, dealing with negative emotions that hinder success, credit scores and debunking the hype of overnight success as an athlete or musician. 01/10/2020

Kim Thompson is the fashion marking, sports marketing, and digital social media marketing teacher at Varina High School and is this month’s Teacher Spotlight.

Henrico CTE students from Highland Springs, Deep Run, Glen Allen, Hermitage, Godwin, and Freeman High Schools designed and constructed over 200 toys to donate to the Henrico Christmas Mother.

Skilled Trades professionals from James River Exterior visited ACE Center students at the House Building Project. They taught the students how to install fascia boards, rake boards, & soffits.

Did you attend CTE’s First Annual Life Ready Expo? Have a look.

Hermitage High School’s JROTC students held a Veteran’s Day breakfast and a ceremony honoring America’s veterans.

November’s CTE Teacher Spotlight is Sunnie Wright.

Sam Werneth, parent of an ACE Center at Hermitage student, talks to us about the Life Ready Expo on Oct. 22nd.

Dalton Echard, with Anton Paar talks to us about the Life Ready Expo on Oct 22nd.

Spencer Werneth, student at the ACE Center at Hermitage talks to us about the Life Ready Expo on Oct. 22nd.

Ms. Farris is a wonderful teacher at Varina and is well-liked by her students because of her passion for teaching and her dedication to her students. She teaches Nutritional Wellness and Into to Culinary Arts but she teaches so much more than just about food. She is getting her students #LifeReady. Click here for video. 10/09/2019

Mr. Givens’ 7th grade business students at Hungary Creek MS using Little Bits for their independent coding projects.  10/08/2019

Hunter Edwards is the (CTE) Econ and Personal Finance and Business Law teacher at Glen Allen High School. He is talking about how he is helping to improve his students interview skills and how he is getting them ready for the real world.

Gordon Taylor, owner of the Smoke Pit Grill, visited Victoria Farris’s culinary students at Varina High School They experienced how to cook competition pork ribs and how owning a food truck works.

Brookland Middle Schools held their first cupcake war. Students made their cupcakes from scratch and they were judged on taste, appearance, originality, their table display and more.

Amanda Linas, photography teacher at Freeman High School is our teacher spotlight for April.

Henrico CTE Signing Day honors students moving into the world of work after high school. We had 110 students start their career with over 60 businesses at the signing event. All great paying  with advancement and benefits. Every school should honor students moving to the world of work after high school. School is about options and in many cases going to work and maybe starting college later should be accepted as a legitimate option for a young person. In many cases an employer will pay or help pay for college so that a young person does not start their adulthood with debt.

March’s Teacher Spotlight is Jennifer Peters, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Varina High School.

Henrico ACE Center students were invited to visit with the VA Association of Roofing Professionals to find out about roofing work as a profession.

CTE Student Success Story. Former Henrico CTE student, Nicki Condradt-Eberlin, talks about how Henrico CTE helped her get started as an employee at Henrico Federal Credit Union. Click here for video. 03/11/2019

Mac Beaton, Director of Henrico Career and Technical Education (CTE) is interviewed be CNN about CTE’s Letter of Intent Signing Day.

CTE Month 2019! Click here for video.

Richmond Ford/Lincoln President Ron Kody donated some automotive parts to the ACE Center at Hermitage Automotive Technology program. He brought along his service manager, Glen Beachy to help deliver them. Thank you so much Mr. Kody for your generous donation. Click here for video. 02/19/2019

It’s CTE Month!

Trevvett Elementary students visited many of the ACE Center classes to see what they are like. Looks like everyone had fun.  Click here for video. 02/08/2019

Tim Alvut is January’s Teacher Spotlight. He is the teacher for the STEM and Precision Machining class. He introduces students to the world of STEM through activities using machining technology. Students learn to lay out and produce projects using a variety of industry standard tools and equipment.

Brooke Davis, librarian at Godwin High School and parent talks about the importance of Henrico CTE. Click here for video. 01/24/2019

Marquis Jackson’s Business class students at Short Pump Middle School show off their “Cardboard Arcade” project creations. Click here for video. 01/04/2019

ACE Center students attend the Home Builders Association Trades Fair. Click here for video. 12/05/2018

Sean Tate is December’s Teacher Spotlight. Click here for video. 12/4/2018

The JROTC Marines at Tucker High School are celebrating the founding of the Marine Corps. Click here for video. 11/14/2018

Henrico CTE’s recruitment video for our two ACE Centers at Hermitage and Highland Springs. Click here for video. 11/13/2018

Glen Allen High school Teachers for Tomorrow at Greenwood this morning for Read for the Record. Click here for video. 10/25/2018

Business students in Mr. Jackson’s “Make It Your Business” course at Short Pump MS created a Cardboard Arcade to display their Workplace Readiness Skills and Entrepreneurship skills!  Their classmates throughout the building will come and play in the arcade to earn prizes; the student-entrepreneurs will demonstrate outstanding listening, speaking, integrity, and customer service skills to each “customer” who visits their game. Click here for video. 10/24/2018

Natural Lawn of America visits the Landscaping class at the ACE Center @ Hermitage. Click here for video. 10/18/2018

The CTE Business Advisory Council annual dinner focused on the upcoming Signing Day 2.0. Click here for video. 10/08/2018

Jill Garlof, October, 2018 Teacher Spotlight. Click here for video. 10/03/2018

Tonya Birdsong, May, 2018 CTE Teacher Spotlight. Click here for video. 05/08/2018

VCU, Henrico Fire, Henrico Police, and The ACE Center at Hermitage prompt students to be safe during prom season with a Mock DUI presentation. The Mock DUI is designed to educate students about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving practices. Click here for video. 04/25/2018

Masonry students build a pyramid in class in 40 seconds! No, it’s just a time laps of the project. Click here for video. 04/25/2018

Jakob Linder, Jackie Luu, James Vithoulkas, and Chanelle Williams placed third in the state in the David Ricardo Division of the Governor’s Challenge in Economics. Great Job! Click here for photo. 04/23/2018

The annual Cooperative Education Employer Appreciation Luncheon was held on April 19, 2018.  The luncheon recognizes employers of our co-op business and marketing students.  This year’s guest speaker was Shelby Brown from WTVR-CBS 6 News. Click here for photos. 04/20/2018

Henrico CTE is recognizing students hard work and the value of the career-preparation training they’ve received through Henrico Schools’ Career and Technical Education program. Our “Letter of Intent Signing Day” brought together students, parents, county officials and the press to show our students how important it is to enter the workforce and start their careers. Together with their CTE training, workplace readiness skills, and a solid work ethic, the future looks bright for these students. Click here for video. 04/17/2018

Jeremy Stacy April 2018 CTE Teacher Spotlight. Click here for video. 04/12/2018

Students in Mr. Stacey’s Engineering Drawing/CAD class at Glen Allen High School work on the construction of a CNC milling machine. Many of the parts for the CNC Milling Machine were made by the students using 3D printed parts and using other hand-made parts. Click here for video. 04/12/2018

CS for ES (Computer Science for Elementary Students) is a collaborative, interactive outreach event hosted by HCPS middle school business education teachers and their students.   The goal of CS for ES is to introduce fourth and fifth grade students to computer science through a brief educational presentation followed by tactile interaction with computer science tools such as spheros, coding and unplugged CS activities.   Select Henrico County elementary schools, surrounding private schools, and members of the home school community attended CS for ES on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Click here for video. 03/29/2018

January Teacher Spotlight, Commander Curtis Irby. Click here for video. 01/16/2018

Automotive Technology Open House. Click here for video. 12/15/2017

Hospitality Tourism and Catering students participate in the Winter Wonderland event. Click here for video. 12/15/2017

ACE Center at Hermitage’s Landscaping Class 360 Video. Click here for video. 12/05/2017

Alpha Dog Club provided scholarships for 25 of my Vet 2 students to become certified in Pet First Aid. This is a state-recognized certification from the Office of the Virginia State Veterinarian and the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. All 25 became certified this evening. Click here for photos. 12/05/2017

Teacher Spotlight for December 2017, Jennifer McCrickard.  Click here for video. 12/04/2017

See the JA Finance Park in action with visiting Tucker High School students. Click here for video. 11/29/2017

Reopening of the Henrico Federal Credit Union branches at area high and middle schools. Click here for video. 11/17/2017

Cosmetology and Barbering students at the ACE Center @Hermitage provided free haircuts for homeless individuals at the Homeless Connect event at the Richmond Convention Center. Services included legal help, dental and health services, items of clothing and housing information. Click here for photos. 11/16/2017

Mr. Jackson’s business education students at Short Pump MS use their business and coding knowledge to create a cardboard arcade. Their SPMS peers will have an opportunity to “play” in the cardboard arcade and win tickets for prizes. Click here for video. 11/15/2017

HSHS student-created video using Economics concepts! What a great showcase of student knowledge. Click here for video. 10/24/2017

CTE Teacher Spotlight for October, Steven Phelps. Click here for video. 10/05/2017

Maya Jordan attended the Jobs for Virginia Graduates board meeting. Maya Jordan was a former student at the Academy at Virginia Randolph. Maya graduated from AVR in 2012 and Virginia Union University in 2016. While at AVR she was a business student and participated in JVG (President for 2 years), SkillsUSA (District winner and competed at state competition), and SCA. She is currently working 2 jobs and preparing to take the LSAT in December. She will hopefully be attending law school in the fall of 2018. Maya spoke to the JVG board about her experiences at AVR and how we prepared her for college and the world beyond. She was also able to tell her story to Governor Terry McAuliffe when we met with him. Click here for photos. 10/09/2017

2016/2017 School Year

Henrico County Public School Students participate in the  Teen Summer Fire Academy (TSFA). The TSFA is designed to offer a chance for the area’s rising high-school freshmen to experience the culture of the Henrico County Fire Department. Instruction places an emphasis on teamwork, fire suppression skills, core values, understanding the mission of the Henrico County Division of Fire, physical fitness, and socialization through meals and team-building opportunities. Click here for video. 08/15/2017

AWARE visited CTE Summer Polytech’s Vet Assistant students. Click here for video. 07/19/2017

CTE Summer Polytech Auto Body Paint Job 65 Ford Mustang. Click here for video. 07/18/2017

The next house to be built by students is getting a great start with a unique foundation system. Click here for video. 06/15/2017

CTE Teacher Spotlight for July is Karen Gleason. Click here for video. 07/10/2017

The 13th Annual Henrico Vocational/Technical Education Foundation Golf Tournament. Click here for video. 05/24/2017

This months Counselor’s Corner profile is Regina Brown. Click here for video. 05/03/2017

Students from the Automotive Technology class at the ACE Center at Hermitage participated in the GM sponsored competition. Click here for video. 04/17/2017

Cosmetology class open house at the ACE Center at Highland Springs. Click here for the video. 04/17/2017

The Radio Broadcasting & Journalism class interviewed channel 12’s Kelly Avellino. Click here for video. 04/04/2017

Ms. Bobby the Sport Medicine teacher at ACE Center @ Hermitage is highlighted in April. Click here for video. 04/04/2017

ACE Center @ Hermitage’s Green House Management Class 360 degree class video. Click here for video. 03/30/2017

Three Henrico County Middle Schoolers are surprised at their home schools with prizes. After they participated in “Mission Tomorrow”. The Richmond region’s first interactive career exploration event for 8th grade students. Click here for video. 03/17/2017

ACE Center @ Highland Springs Masonry Class Promotional 360 degree video. Click here for video. 03/14/2017

CTE Teacher Highlight (March) Ms. Ashby, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at J.R. Tucker High School. Click here for video. 03/14/2017

ACE Center @ Hermitage, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Plumbing program promotional video. Click here for video. 03/09/2017

ACE Center @ Highland Springs Electricity and Cabling program have a promotional video about their program. Click here for video. 02/23/2017

CTE Teacher Highlight (February) Rob Doolidge, Short Pump Middle School.   Click here for video. 02/23/2017

2017 Henrico CTE Family and Consumer Sciences Cupcake Wars. Click here for video. 02/23/2017

Ms. Anu Palo, Henrico County Schools, Central Office Employee of the Month. Click here for video. 02/14/2017

High school counselors talk about the importance of CTE programs for Henrico County students. Click here for video. 01/27/2017

Henrico students attending the 2017 Virginia DECA District Leadership Conference at Regency Mall. Virginia DECA helps marketing students prepare for careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. Click here for video. 01/06/2017

Lamont Bagby talks with students about how he got from high school student to state delegate. Click here for video. 12/12/2016

Highlights from Hermitage High School’s Hour of Code event. Click here for video. 12/12/2016

Students from many area schools visited today’s Hour of Code event at Henrico’s Eastern Recreation Center. Click here for video. 12/09/2016

Master Barber, Robert Jones, owner of Parkside Barber Shop visited some our students today and spoke with them about the importance of education and how they could become future entrepreneurs. Click here for video. 12/09/2016

Samuel Turner, Technology Education teacher at Holman Middle School wins the Excellence in Education Award! Click here for video. 10/11/2016

2015/2016 School Year

AVR recently helped Hollywood, when their CTE program helped educate an actor. Click here for video. 12/03/2015

Mr. Doolidge’s Technology Foundations Class Uses 3D Printer to create an octopus. Click here for video. 09/16/2015

2014/2015 School Year

Commonwealth of Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, congratulates Henrico CTE students for their hard work receiving their industry certification this year. Click here for video. 6/10/15

Christine Pedersen’s and Deonta Gail’s (Varina HS) Economics and Personal Finance collaborative class was featured on HCPS’s Today’s Classroom – check it out! Click here 5/1/15

The members of the school’s Fire Club were truly put to the test in this fire drill at Wilder MS. Click Here 3/19/15

Nursing aide students experiment with serving visually-impaired – Click here 12/19/14

Students visit an Hour of Code event at Virginia Center Commons Mall – Click here

Mike Rowe From ‘Dirty Jobs’: Don’t Follow Your Passion, Live  It – Click here

Swiss Model of Career and Technical Education – Click here

CTE: Learning that works for America – Click here

Career Technical Education – Making the Difference – Click here

Hermitage Technical Center Video – Click here

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