Entries by Chad Vail

Lowcountry Food Bank Providing Culinary Internships for Military Magnet Academy Students

Four students in Chef Joseph Crompton’s Culinary Arts program at Military Magnet Academy have recently started their spring semester internship at the Lowcountry Food Bank. Each student has the opportunity to earn high school credit, and industry certifications through this Work-based Learning program. Thank you to the terrific team at Lowcountry Food Bank and the supportive […]

70 Speakers Participate in Career Symposium Event at R. B. Stall High

On February 5th, 70 business professionals volunteered their time to share about career readiness during the annual Career Symposium at R. B. Stall High School. This event allowed each speaker to spend time with several groups of students to discuss their occupation, and how they prepared themselves for their role. The lessons learned throughout the […]

Project-based Learning in Garrett Academy’s Digital Art and Design Program

CTE Teacher Kylend Butler’s Digital Art and Design program at Garrett Academy of Technology has undertaken some pretty amazing project-based learning assignments so far this year! They’ve continued their CTE Classroom Themed Door Project with awesome new door designs for the Cosmetology and Health Science programs:                           […]

Hands-on Learning for R. B. Stall’s First Robotics Team 4243

The R. B. Stall High School First Robotics Team 4243 adviser Kimberly Pickett shared the following pictures from this year so far: This years Team 4243 outside of Boeing during our Parent Night  Students brainstorming this year’s First Robotics Challenge: “Recycle Rush” and using K’nex to model Robot ideas and presenting them. Student Designed Sketch and […]

Mayor Riley and City of Charleston Employees Host Job Shadowing Day for Students from Baptist Hill and St. Johns High Schools

The City of Charleston Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Families held their annual Groundhog Day Job Shadowing Event on Monday, February 2, 2015. 20 very excited and professionally dressed students from Baptist Hill Middle High School and St. Johns High School began their job shadowing day experience at City Hall on Broad Street downtown. They gathered […]

West Ashley HS Partnering with Palmetto Goodwill on Targeted Job Readiness Training Program

West Ashley High and Palmetto Goodwill are working together to provide students with training that will teach them soft skills and job readiness skills. Charleston— West Ashley High School is partnering with Goodwill Industries to create a three-phase program aimed to provide at-risk students with the skills needed to make them successful in the workplace. […]

2 Wando Teachers Honored by SC Business Education Association

On Saturday, January 31, 2015, the South Carolina Business Education Association honored two Wando High School teachers. Todd Schuff was named New Teacher of the Year and Rosemary Bianchi was named Secondary Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Ms. Bianchi and Mr. Schuff on these well deserved awards!  

Mayor Riley Issues Challenge – 1,000 high school students in summer jobs

Charleston, SC – January 28, 2015:  In his final State of the City speech last night, Mayor Joesph P. Riley, Jr. mentioned several key local programs serving students, and challenged the business community to provide valuable, life shaping employment opportunities to students this summer. “We are fortunate to be working with our Tri-County Cradle to […]

West Ashley HS Engineering Students Engaged in Project-based Learning

Dr. Barbara Leonard’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pathway to Engineering Students at West Ashley High School utilized their brainstorming skills when faced with a “challenge build” project-based learning activity. Students had to come up with a way to support a golf ball with a base made entirely from paper clips, straws and pipe cleaners. Through […]

Youth Apprenticeships for Students Interested in Manufacturing Careers – Info Night Feb 12 at TTC

Are you interested in becoming an Industrial Mechanic? Would you like to learn more about a career using CNC Machine Tool Technology? Charleston Manufacturers will be offering rising high school juniors the opportunity to “earn while they learn” through the Youth Apprenticeships program. If you would like to learn more about this great opportunity for […]