May 28, 2015 – Charleston, SC – Career exploration was the topic of the day for 30 Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School 8th graders preparing to matriculate to high school this fall.
The students were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the Rick Hendrick Volvo, Mini, and BMW showrooms and service departments on Savannah Highway.
They got to hear from professionals including team members from parts & service, sales, and marketing departments.
Thank you to the wonderful team at Rick Hendrick Volvo, Mini and BMW of Charleston for hosting students from Sanders-Clyde today!
Additional pictures from today’s tour:
Charleston, SC – May 21, 2015 – Four students from Military Magnet Academy’s culinary arts program led by Chef Joseph Crompton enjoyed a special ceremony this morning in recognition of their spring semester internship completion.
Here is a video from this morning’s special program held at the Lowcountry Food Bank facility:
Huge thanks to Chef Kim Ortego and Erin Fisher at the food bank, and to everyone that made this amazing work-based learning experience possible for these students!
On Tuesday, 5/19/15, the Kickin’ Chicken team in Mt Pleasant hosted the National ProStart Invitational’s Winning Culinary Management Team from Wando High School as guest managers for the night. All sales during their time at the restaurant were donated back to their program.
THANK YOU Kickin’ Chicken for supporting Wando Culinary Arts students, and for all you do for our community!
Story by Donnie Newton, PR Coordinator West Ashley HS
Charleston, SC — 85 seniors from West Ashley High School were recognized recently as Completers in a particular CTE Career Major at the CTE Completer Breakfast on April 22nd. West Ashley High School offers 14 different Career & Technology Education (CTE) Majors, ranging from Accounting, Marketing, Sports Medicine, or Web & Digital Communications. At the CTE Completer Breakfast, the food was prepared and served by West Ashley High’s own Culinary Arts students led by their teacher Chef Jason Wheless.
The students received a silver cord to wear at graduation to symbolize their achievements within the CTE Department and a certificate that exhibits the completion of their chosen major. Principal Lee Runyon, Associate Principal Ryan Cumback, and Assistant Principal Gayle Dorsel presented the completers with their awards. Ginger Reijners, the CTE Director for CCSD, and Chad Vail, the Work-based Learning Partnerships Coordinator, were also present for the event.
Studies have shown that students who complete a rigorous academic core combined with a career pathway perform better in high school, are less likely to drop out of high school, and are more likely to continue on to receive a post-secondary education.
PHOTO GALLARY FROM THE EVENT:
May 14, 2015 – North Charleston, SC – Graduating seniors at R. B. Stall High School were presented their silver Completer Cords this morning for successfully completing four Career and Technology courses in their major.
Congratulations to all the CTE students on their achievement! And, thank you to CTE Department Chair Kim Pickett and the amazing CTE Teaching Team at R. B. Stall HS on another fantastic year!
May 14, 2015 – Charleston, SC – Elks Lodge 242 hosted over 35 students from area high schools for a day of job shadowing experiences with local municipalities.
Students from Burke HS, Lincoln HS, Military Magnet Academy, Charleston Charter School for Math & Science, R. B. Stall HS, and West Ashley HS arrived at the Elks Lodge in West Ashley and were treated to juice and muffins by Elks volunteers.
Each student was given their assigned destination and Elks members ensured they got to the locations – The Town of Mt. Pleasant, City of Charleston, City of North Charleston, and City of Hanahan provided opportunities for students to shadow various municipal professionals for the morning. Each students career interests were matched with their assignment.
After spending the morning with the assigned job shadowing hosts, everyone gathered in the Elks main hall for a special luncheon.
Micheala Bennekin, a senior at Burke High School got to shadow in the Mt. Pleasant mayor’s office, and received a proclamation from Mayor Linda Page appointing her Honorary Mayor for the Day!
Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was the keynote speaker, and several Elks Members spoke also. Students were also invited to the podium to share about what they’d learned during the experience.
Special thanks to Jennie Sirisky and Tim Bussey for their excellent planning for the day, and all the other Elks members that made this amazing career exploration opportunity a reality for participating students.