Ms. Cindi Welsh’s culinary arts students from North Charleston High School recently got to spend time at the Lowcountry Foodbank. They enjoyed a facility tour and got to assist with some of the projects the foodbank undertakes daily to serve our local community.
Here are some pictures of her students in action:
West Ashley High School’s Project Lead the Way Engineering classes led by Dr. Barbara Leonard enjoyed a field-trip to Hanahan Water Treatment Plant on Dec 16th. This excellent work-based learning experience for student was hosted by professionals from Charleston Water Systems, a business partner of the STEM Career Academy at WAHS.
Thanks to the Charleston Metro Chamber for their help in facilitating this business partnership, part of the ongoing Career Academy initiative at CCSD schools.
Over 40 local companies brought interactive exhibits with a goal of sharing the high demand, high wage workforce opportunities available right here in their community.
|Acutec Industries, LLC||Excel Apparatus Services||Roper St. Francis|
|Airgas / Lincoln Electric||Santee Cooper|
|American Metal Casting Consortium||Hendrick Automotive Group||SC Aquarium|
|American Society for Metals||Hubner Manufacturing Corp.||Scout Boats|
|Berkeley Electric Coop||Lincoln Electric / Airgas||SPAWAR|
|Blackbaud||Liquid Box||STEM Premier|
|Boeing South Carolina||MAHLE Behr Charleston||STEM Visions|
|Charleston Defense Contractors Association||Medical University of South Carolina||Streit USA Armoring|
|Charleston Southern University||ModernTech||Tighitco|
|Cummins Turbo Technologies||Nucor Steel||Trident Technical College|
|Daimler Vans Manufacturing||Palmetto Construction Group||UEC Electronics|
|ECPI||Robert Bosch LLC||USC College of Engineering and Computing|
From electrical linemen doing demonstrations on utility poles to armored vehicles – there were many highlights to see before the students even entered the expo building!
High school robotics teams from West Ashley HS, Cane Bay HS, Fort Dorchester HS, and Ashley Ridge/Summerville HS demonstrated their creations and even launched t-shirts into the crowds!
Participating CCSD schools included:
|R. B. Stall HS||West Ashley HS||Garrett Academy of Technology|
|Burke HS||Baptist Hill MHS||Military Magnet Academy|
|St. John’s HS||North Charleston HS||Charleston Charter School for Math & Science|
|Lincoln MHS||Wando HS|
Check out this excellent article on the event published in the Charleston Regional Business Journal:
Thanks to Sonic Drive-In Dorchester Road, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Summerville, Sam’s Club, and Coastal Coffee for the food & beverages.
Thanks to all the cooperating school districts, economic development offices, and local colleges for their support for the event!
Thanks to the Exchange Park Fairgrounds for hosting the event, to Grady Johnson & the AMAZING SC Biz / Charleston Regional Business Journal Team for being the presenting sponsor, and all the sponsors and exhibitors that made the career fair possible – looking forward already to year #2!
Lisa Jones and Lucy Spears, Susan G. Komen Lowcountry, delivered formal and informal presentation skills to Kylene Gerideau-Grant’s classes at Baptist Hill Middle High School, as well as provided some one on one coaching.
Students will prepare a team project on a topic related to breast cancer awareness. This partnership is an excellent example of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Career Academy program, and has been a wonderful enhancement to the learning that takes place in CTE business classrooms at BHMHS.
Scout Boats, a local boat manufacturer, invited students from R. B. Stall High School to tour their facility and learn more about the operations.
Mrs. Kimberly Pickett’s students were treated to an extensive tour of the manufacturing facility that produces boats from 17′ to 41′ in length for customers worldwide.
With the strong demand for quality boats, Scout Boats has been steadily increasing production capacity and hiring new team members monthly.
Scout Boats also participates in the Youth Apprenticeship program, and students were encouraged to consider applying.
Thank you to everyone at Scout Boats for providing this terrific work-based learning opportunity for these students!
Here are additional pictures from the tour:
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce provided an opportunity for speakers from Total Comfort Solutions, a regional HVAC company to speak on careers in their industry at R. B. Stall High School on Friday October 30th.
Students were invited to the assembly based on the alignment of their Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) with a job goal similar to that type of work.
The speakers from Total Comfort Solutions were Pat Garner and R. B. Stall graduate Johnny Cobb. The students had a great time talking with both professionals.
Special thanks to both speakers for TCS, and to the chamber for making the connection!
Mrs. Kimberly Pickett’s Aerospace Engineering class from R. B. Stall High School had a full day last Thursday visiting two local airports.
First they visited the Air Traffic Control Tower at the Charleston International Airport. Students got to see first hand the technology used to ensure safety in the skies every day.
Then they visited the Summerville Airport. The students got to meet five local pilots and see their airplanes up close in their private hangers.
The students also got to launch the rockets they’d been working on in class that afternoon – they tested and documented the results in the field behind the school.
Overall, it was a fantastic day of work-based learning & project-based learning for students in the Aerospace Engineering program at R. B. Stall HS!
Ms. Helen Shepherd’s Nail Technology students recently visited the Horizon Bay Assisted Living facility for a morning of practice to the delight of the residents!
Students treated their clients for the day with various services at no charge.
“It was a terrific work-based learning opportunity for my students,” said Ms. Shepherd.
It’s easy to see the residents’ and students’ joy in these pictures from their visit: