Summer Cruising!

For the fifth year, staff members in Warren, Vance, Granville and Franklin County's have participated in a summer staff development devoted to career training and advanced manufacturing opportunities. This group of school districts formed an alliance several years ago and received grant funding to provide staff development for teachers and internships and work-based learning for students. This is the final year of the grant. Vance County hosted the group this year and provided an outstanding day of instruction. Thank you to Wila Clark, CTE Director for Vance County Schools and her staff for all they did to make this event a success. Also a shout out to the other district CTE leaders for all that they did as well.

Derrick Fogg, CTE Coordinator for Warren County Schools explains the agenda to the Warren County delegation.

Lashawn Hawley, Vance County Schools Career Development Coordinator

Dr. Anthony Jackson, Superintendent, Vance County Schools

Angela Cusaac, Vance County Schools Teacher of the Year

Willa Clark, CTE Director for Vance County Schools

Lorraine Jones, CTE Director for Franklin County Schools and Derrick Fogg present the history and vision of the Summer Cruisers Event. 

Kendra Simmons, 2015 Graduate of Vance County Schools explains how CTE courses helped prepare her for a career.

Londra Brothers, Business Services Consultant for NC Works, discusses "Hot Jobs" and Skills in Demand in the Region. 

Melissa Elliott, Executive Director for Gang Free, Inc, discusses the power of internships and volunteerism is to our students. 

Franklin County Summer Cruisers

Warren County Summer Cruisers

One workshop allowed participants to experience the Z-Space Lab at Vance County High School.

Vance Granville Community College representatives explained the Pharmacy Tech program opportunities for students in high school.

Lunch Time!

Vance County Summer Cruisers

Granville County Summer Cruisers

Willa Clark addresses the crowd after receiving a gift from the group for her years of service. She is retiring on June 30th.

Jaynette Howard, AMSTA Coordinator is also retiring on June 30th.

The AMSTA partners met after the Summer Cruisers event to discuss the next steps for the Consortium.