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R. B. Stall HS Students in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Class Enjoy Visit from Boeing SC Engineers

The Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) class at R. B. Stall High School kicked off February’s National CTE Month with a visit from 3 Materials & Processes Engineers from the Boeing South Carolina Research & Technology Center in North Charleston (BR&T).

Special thanks to the following Boeing SC professionals for investing their time at R. B. Stall High School: 

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  • Tom Gonze-Materials and Processes Engineer
  • Tu Hoang-Materials and Processes Engineer
  • Sam Knutson-Materials and Processes Engineer

The guest speakers shared  their educational and professional path for their current position with Boeing SC and an overview of the type of work they get to do at the local BR&T. They even brought samples of their work made from various materials they work with daily.

Sam Knutson worked on the Apache program and Tom Gonze on the Chinook and V-22.  They discussed where and how different types of composites are used and how their processing experience with Autoclave, oven process, and resin infusion influences their work.

Mrs. Kimberly Picket, CIM class instructor and CTE department chair at R. B. Stall HS said, “The students were actively engaged and enjoyed handling the samples and asking a multitude of questions concerning the paths each of them pursued to get where they are today!”

Classroom visits like this are invaluable for students to truly understand the relevance of their academic course work in high school to their future career in a high demand, high wage STEM job right here in Charleston, South Carolina.

Here are come additional pictures from their visit:

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West Ashley HS Educators Spend Professional Development Day with Area Businesses

On Thursday, January 15th, over 70 West Ashley HS educators’ Professional Development day included an assignment to visit local businesses. These morning “externship” opportunities were assigned by department, for example teachers from the science department visited High Purity Standards, a local science laboratory that manufactures basic elements for various applications.
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This opportunity for educators to spend part of their PD day learning “off campus” was conceived by West Ashley HS principal Lee Runyon. Principal Runyon said, “the purpose of this activity was 2 fold:
  1. For our faculty to find rigorous, real-world application opportunities of content area skills that can be brought back into our classrooms.
  2. For educators and community partners to reflect on the SC Profile of the High School Graduate relative to our students’ development of World Class Skills ready for college, career and citizenship.

Thank you to all the organizations that hosted educators from West Ashley High School for this experience!

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Verizon Wireless Customer Support Center
Steinway Piano Gallery
Limehouse Produce
Charleston RiverDogs
LS3P Architecture
Mary Joseph State Farm Insurance
Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston / Rick Hendrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Funeral Homes
Venture Aerobearings
WCSC Live 5
Liollio Architecture
Charleston Regional Development Alliance
Advantage Media Group
High-Purity Standards, Inc
THANK YOU TO EACH OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS FOR HOSTING WAHS EDUCATORS!

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Charleston School of the Arts Students Complete Fall Internships

Mr. Bill Smyth gets to lead a very special class each semester at the Charleston County School of the Arts where students are connected with local business for internships.

His students are required to keep a weekly journal of their internship experiences, turn in time sheets detailing their hours worked, and have a supervisor review meeting at the end of the term. The students must also complete any specific assignments from their work site supervisor.

At the end of the internship, each student’s body of work is graded for an elective course grade on their transcript.

Special thanks to the following SOA internship hosts for the fall semester:

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Roper St. Francis Hospital
  • Charleston Museum
  • Charleston County Solicitor’s Office
  • Center for Birds of Prey
  • Hybrid Audio Solutions
  • You42 / Kiz Studios
  • Shear Reflections
  • North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School
  • St. Andrew’s Math and Science Elementary School
  • Reinvented Ladies Upscale Resale
  • Charleston County Parks and Recreation
  • The Post and Courier
  • Hoppmann Creative

Thanks to each of these local organizations for their investment in SOA students!

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16-17 Youth Apprenticeships Information Session Schedule

GET PAID TO LEARN THROUGH TTC!

Paid Youth Apprenticeship Opportunities

Trident Technical College together with regional employers are offering rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get paid to learn as youth apprentices. Apprentices receive paid on-the-job training with in-the-classroom instruction as dual credit students through TTC’s Workforce Academies. All tuition and costs for youth apprentices are covered by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Apprenticeship opportunities are available in the following areas:

Culinary Arts                           Boat Manufacturing/Fiberglass Finishing                                   HVAC

Hotel Operations                           Junior Computer Programming                  Computer Networking        Medical Office Assisting                   Machine Tool Technology                           Industrial Mechanics

Interested students and parents are encouraged to attend one of our Parent Night Information Sessions in the spring to find out more information and meet participating employers:

MANUFACTURING Boat Manufacturing, Industrial Mechanics, Machine Tool Technology THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

6:00pm-9:00pm

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM Culinary Arts, Hotel Operations THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

6:00pm-9:00pm

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Jr. Computer Programming, Computer Networking THURSDAY, JANUARY 28

6:00pm-9:00pm

HEALTHCARE Medical Office Assisting THURSDAY,FEBRUARY 4

6:00pm-9:00pm

HVAC THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11

6:00pm-9:00pm

All Information Sessions will be held at:

Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29406 Building 970, Room 106

LINK TO MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION

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North Charleston HS Students Excel in Business Plan Contest

Thank you to Carolyn Southall from North Charleston HS for submitting this story about her students success in entrepreneurship!

Recently at North Charleston High School, students received awards for completing a business plan and three of them competed in an in-class business plan competition.

The sponsor for this event was the North Charleston Exchange Club. The winners were: 1st place:$250.00 Keenan White – Keenan presented his plan for a lawn care business. His business is currently in operation. , 2nd place:V$150.00 Angelica Reynolds – Angelica created a business plan for digitally enhanced photo books with animation, and 3rd place: $100.00 Jabari Jenkins – Jabari presented his plan for a sneaker restoration business.

13 students in my entrepreneurship class created a business plan. This is a big deal for my students. Many of them never heard of entrepreneurship back in August. Now, they have had the experience of learning skills that they can use now, and in the future. As a business teacher I am proud to share knowledge and learn with, and from my wonderful students.

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Military Magnet Academy Students Empowered by After School Entrepreneurship Program

Students from Military Magnet Academy recently completed business plan competitions in cooperation with YEScarolina.
Military Magnet Academy students formulated their business plans after school 3 days a week for 6 weeks. Their after school teacher Carolyn Southall said, “I am so proud of the students at the Military Academy. Their energy and enthusiasm for business was so refreshing.”
Here is a link to a story published on the LowcountryBizSC website: http://lowcountrybizsc.whosonthemove.com/yescarolina-reaches-title-i-middle-school-students-in-an-afterschool-setting/

 

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North Charleston HS Culinary Students Invest Time at Lowcountry Foodbank

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:

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West Ashley HS Engineering Students Visit Water Treatment Facility

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.

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Charleston Area Students Enjoy Hands-on Learning at Inaugural STEM Career Fair

December 10, 2015 – Charleston, SC – Approximately 1000 students from throughout the Charleston region attended the inaugural High School STEM Career Fair held at Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson. Career Fair header

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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 Google Santee Cooper
American Metal Casting Consortium Hendrick Automotive Group SC Aquarium
American Society for Metals Hubner Manufacturing Corp. Scout Boats
Atlatl Software Ingevity SCRA
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
and more!

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!

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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!

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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:
http://charlestonbusiness.com/news/56487-stem-career-fair-gives-students-hands-on-experience

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!

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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!

 

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Baptist Hill Middle High School Partnering with Susan G. Komen Lowcountry for Presentation Skills Mentoring

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.

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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.