Paul Heideprim from Skills USA talked with students in the Carpentry and Masonry classes this week at WCHS. He discussed how the student organization was helpful to students and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Skills USA. Jonte Hawkins, Carpentry Instructor at WCHS was in charge of setting up this visit.
A representative from FEMA met with students at WCHS this week to share his experiences in Emergency Management. He talked about the disaster in Puerto Rico and how difficult it was to provide assistance. He asked the students how prepared they are at the moment for a disaster and shared some information on how to be more prepared. Mr. Bobbitt, EMT Instructor was responsible for setting up this meeting. Great job!
Kristen Baughman, Founder of Table Top Media Group toured the Career and Technical Education programs this past week. She had a chance to see the new video production studio, hydroponics system and heavy equipment operation simulator. We plan to develop a partnership with her company in the near future. Stay tuned for more information.
Ms. Baughman took time to try out the heavy equipment simulator during her visit.
I had the opportunity to attend the annual Farm City Week Dinner sponsored by the Warren County Cooperative Extension Office. The event was full of information about what Warren County is doing to promote Agriculture and producing food. I was introduced to several people that have agreed to provide assistance to our students and programs in schools. Our community is full of people that can provide technical support to us. Check out pictures from the event.
Warren County Commisioner, Tae Davis was the presided over the meeting
Walter Gardner, Warrenton Mayor
Dustin Jordan, Warren County 4H Member gave the invocation
Stanley Jones, Warren County 4H Member led the Pledge of Allegiance
Devon Taranto, Warren County 4H Member led the 4H Pledge
Warren County Commissioner, Victor Hunt, Chair, presented the purpose of this event.
Crystal Smith, Warren County Cooperative Extension Director and her staff presented photo contest winners their awards
Elizabeth McAuslan, Ag. Carolina Farm Credit Loan Officer spoke about the Taste of Warren County Exhibit.
Gabe Cumming, Working Landscapes introduced the speakers for the evening.
John Alston, Local Beekeeper
Gina Bell, Farmer Foodshare
Kristina Baughman, Tabletop Media
Students that complete a series of Career and Technical Education courses in North Carolina Schools are given the opportunity to take the ACT- WorkKeys exam at no charge to them or their parents. These CTE program completers take three of these exams which include, Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. Employers nationwide use this assessment to profile jobs and select candidates that possess these skills. This week these students celebrated their accomplishments of being CTE completers and participated in a special program.
Students at Warren County High School have completed several industry recognized certifications and have been selected to participate in special programs that provide work based learning. Odessa Perry, Career Development Coordinator, recognizes these students by posting their names on a wall at the High School. Congratulations to these students!
Students in Ms. Jordan's Marketing class are using the new Nureva Span Wall to collaborate and create ideas and plans. This 20 foot touch canvass allows students to generate ideas from their own device and place it on the wall. They can then work together to form business plans and create their projects. This digital system eliminates the need for paper sticky notes and flip charts. Check out their work.
Students in Mr. Hawkins Carpentry classes are building a storage building as part of their class this semester. This project is used to allow students to complete the skills portion their NCCER certification.
Staff Members had an opportunity to try out the new Heavy Equipment Simulator over the last few weeks. The full motion platform unit is being programmed to industry standards and will be used by students that are interested in operating heavy equipment as a career.