Tag Archives: Extra

Hands-On Learning For ACE Students

This week some of our ACE Center students spent a couple days working and learning about the many aspects of home renovations. Working side by side with technicians from Johnny on the Spot these students volunteered to learn skills outside of the classroom even though school is almost out! These students are dedicated and ready to learn as much as they can while in high school. This is what a CTE education looks like.

HBP Student House 19 Is Sold!

DSC01383Henrico County dignitaries and guests visited the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation House Building Project House number 19. They were treated to dinner after the house was shown off and it was announced that the house was only on the market for a couple of hours before an offer was made. The sale is pending. Now it’s time to start house number 20! During the event, the Foundation presented their House Building Program Person of the Year award to Jennifer Mazza, Greenhouse Management and Landscaping teacher at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Mrs. Mazza’s students designed and installed the landscaping for the house this year.  Congratulations! View more pictures by clicking here.

Living Lab Created For Students

DSC01226Students from several high schools visited a roof replacement project at the West End Manor Civic Association Community Center to experience career opportunities in the roofing industry.  Adriana Atehortua, branch manager of ABC Supply was there to speak to students as well as Heather Greenwell of the Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals. Scott Shufflebarger, President of Hertless Brothers Roofing, Inc was also there, and he and his crew talked to students about roofing and the career opportunities in the industry.  As part of the experience, students were able to visit the roof of the community center and see exactly how a roof replacement is done on the 7,200 square foot building. All these companies and organizations including Scaffolding Solutions wanted to create a living laboratory for students to learn about the roofing industry. All materials and labor were donated for this project which brought students together with industry professionals. Click here for photos.

ABC Supply

Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals

Hertless Brothers Roofing

Scaffolding Solutions

Listen To Our Latest Podcast

consultingengineersMatthew Haltiner, COO, and Keith Dignan, Vice President of Thompson Consulting Engineers spoke with us on our latest podcast about their industry and positions available for high school students as well as college graduates. They just hired 2 of our students at Signing Day and discussed where career & technical education fits with today’s companies that are looking to hire young people. Click here to listen to the episode or you can find us on your favorite podcast app.


wcdlogo300Signing Day is not the beginning or the middle. It is about honoring students who are ready to begin their careers. Whether you are planning to start your career after high school or after or during college, you will be ready for the real world with Henrico CTE.

This Weeks Podcast!

In this episode, we visit Bob Beckwith who is one of the owners of Cavalier Fire Protection. He talks with us about how his company is always looking for young people to start with their company and the importance of having a CTE education when starting with Cavalier. They are committed to working with new hires by providing all the available training someone will need to start with the company as well as growing their careers in a great industry that helps keep people safe. If you are college-bound or looking to work right out of high school, Cavalier would be a great company to begin your career with. Click here to listen to podcast.

American Fire Sprinkler Association (National – Dallas, TX) – firesprinkler.org

American Fire Sprinkler Association (State – Richmond, VA) – virginiaafsa.org

Cavalier Fire Protection – cavalierfire.com