HCPS’ “Letter-of-Intent Signing Day” program wins workforce-readiness award from Virginia School Boards Association

Text from press release: Henrico, Va. July 24, 2019 – Henrico County Public Schools’ initiative to celebrate students entering the workforce has been recognized with a first-place award from the Virginia School Boards Association. Henrico Schools won first place among large Virginia school divisions in the 2019 Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards for its Career…

Henrico CTE Podcast

Have you had a chance to listen to our own podcast,  Henrico CTE Now? We have over 15 episodes and they just keep getting better. Since December of last year ReShawn Garnett and myself, Mike Roberts, have interviewed school administrators, parents, teachers, business owners, students and politicians. All discussing the importance of Career and Technical…

German Professor Visits Many Of CTE’s Summer Programs

Pierre Tulowitski, professor from Ludwigsburg University visited with us and was able to experience many of our summer programs such as Summer Building Trades and Summer Polytech. He also learned about our House Building Program, Signing Day and more. Professor Tulowitski teaches in the German post graduate program INEMA, an International Education Leadership and Management…

A Piece Of Henrico History Is Saved

A fire-hydrant that was originally located in Lakeside has been restored by Henrico County employee Chance Rollison, who works for Henrico County Public Utilities. The Corey Fire Hydrant was manufactured around 1895 by the Rensselar Valve Manufacturing Company. It was found by, again, another Henrico County employee, Robert Etheridge who turned it over to Mr,…

Hunter Edwards is our June Teacher Spotlight.

Hunter Edwards is the (CTE) Economics 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. He is our June Teacher Spotlight.

Sign Up For Summer Polytech!

Are you a rising 6th – 12th grader? The deadline for signing up for Summer Polytech is quickly approaching. You don’t want to miss out on this great summer program where you get to experience almost all of our Advanced Career Education Programs before your sophomore year! Classes start June 18th through July 11th. Rising…

CAD Students Build Rube Golberg Devices

The CAD students at the ACE Center at Hermitage are working on their Rube Goldberg devices.  A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist…