Ernie Conner, Director of Technology and CTE attended the NC Works Partnership in Greensboro this week. The theme was "Back to the Future, The Next 30 Years. This marked the 30th year of this conference.
Jonte Hawkins, Carpentry Teacher at Warren County High School was recognized as "Teacher of the Month" in September. Congratulations Mr. Hawkins!
The Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training Alliance is sponsoring project based learning training for teachers in Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren Counties. The Southern Regional Education Board is conducting the training. Leslie Eaves from SREB worked with Warren County Schools teachers last week on how to develop authentic project based lessons.
The Advanced Manufacturing Training Alliance interviewed candidates recently for their Coordinators position. Stephanie Ayers, former Coordinator is now a Business Teacher at Warren County Middle School. The interview team consisted of the CTE Directors from Franklin, Granville, Warren and Vance Counties. This new Coordinator will work with the four school districts to find Internship opportunities for students and professional development for teachers to make them aware of Advanced Manufacturing job opportunities.
Students at Warren County High School attended the Advanced Manufacturing Day at Vance Granville Community College. Advanced Manufacturing related companies were on had to inform the students about their company and job opportunities.
Students in the Emergency Medical Technician class at Warren County High School practice how to take vital signs in class. These skills are taught under the direction of instructor, Henry Bobbitt. This class prepares students to take the EMT certification.
Welcome to the newest members of our CTE Team!
Lee Roy Cooper, Masonry, Core and Sustainable Construction; Warren County High School
Stephanie Ayers, Business and Information Technology; Warren County Middle School
Dennel Worthen, Family and Consumer Science; Warren County Middle School and Warren County High School
Misty Buchannon, Business and Information Technology; Warren County High School
Kimberleigh Doyle, traveled from Calgary, Canada to train the CTE Leadership Team on the Nureva Span System. She used the 70" Interactive Panels in the district to conduct the training because the 20 foot wall has not been completed at WCHS. She taught the group how to link multiple panels together to increase the amount of space that may be needed. She showed the different features of the system and helped develop lessons that could be taught using the system.
Ms. Perry is assisting students transition into their respective academies at Warren County High School. She is also helping new and returning staff prepare for the new year.
The Warren County Board of Commissioners recognized students, teachers, and staff that participated in two youth programs this year. Students participated in a local internship program that provided work experience and on the job training. Ken Bowman, Director of Economic Development recognized a group of teachers from Warren County High School and various community agencies, business and industry people for their collaborative efforts in providing a Career Fair for students that were looking for employment right out of high school.
Derrick Fogg from Warren County Schools was recognized for efforts in both programs.
Victor Hunt, Chairman, County Commissioners
Mr. Davis, County Commissioner provides a brief overview of the Internship Program
Career Fair Participants
Ernie Conner, Director of Technology, Derrick Fogg, CTE Coordinator, and Odessa Perry, Career Development Coordinator for Warren County Schools met to start planning for the 2017-18 school year.
Tresha Layne, Career Pathway/ Career Academy Coach for the Southern Regional Education Board has accepted another position and will be leaving her position this month. She was working with our Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training Alliance to implement project based learning. Marty Surgerick, School Improvement Consultant for the SREB will be now working with Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren County Schools to continue this program. The planning team met this week to start the transition.
Ernie Conner, CTE Director traveled to Calgary, Canada to participate in an advisory group meeting for the Nureva Span System. Ten educators from all across the United States and Canada participated in the event. The Nureva Span collaborative system has been purchased by Warren County Schools CTE to allow students to collaborate, problem solve, and be more creative in their classes. Check out the pictures below highlighting the trip. Mr. Conner learned how to use the system and will train others in the district how to use it. Kimberleigh Doyle will be conducting training to selected Warren County Schools staff members in August.