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.
The Capital Region 15 Adult & Continuing Education Commencement Exercise for GED Graduates was last night. We had a packed house at our new Regency Mall Campus and a lot of happy graduates! Congratulations all!
Henrico 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.
Students 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.
Matthew 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.
Another great Signing Day is complete, and 50 students were honored for graduating while beginning their careers ahead of their peers. Watch our Signing Day event by clicking here!
Signing 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.
Mrs. Young and Ms. Harris, with Reynolds Community College reps, help students at the ACE Center at Highland Springs to register for fall classes at Reynolds, online. Students were able to leave the session with their fall schedules made.
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
Signing Day is a showcase of students who have prepared themselves for career and college. Henrico CTE teaches more than just technical and life skills. We teach the skills businesses and colleges are looking for.