On the Job

On the Job

Work-Based Learning Provides Crucial Experiences for Students

Insights From Mississippi's CTE Director

Insights From Mississippi's CTE Director

Mississippi Department of Education CTE Director Aimee Brown answers questions about adjusting CTE during the COVID-19 shutdown and following fall blended instruction.

Petal Students Host Blood Drive

Petal Students Host Blood Drive

Health science students at Petal High School partnered with United Blood Services in September to host a community blood drive as a way to learn leadership and organizational skills.

Cleveland Students Become Tech Master Scholars

Cleveland Students Become Tech Master Scholars

Two Cleveland Career Development and Technology (CCDT) seniors — John Nick Delahoussey and Kelsey Jackson — graduated as Mississippi Tech Master Scholars in the spring semester of 2020.

Forrest County Deputies Give Social Media Tips

Forrest County Deputies Give Social Media Tips

Forrest County Sheriff’s Department Deputies spoke with Petal Middle School students in September after discussing social and ethical issues related to digital citizenship and social media.

Neshoba, McLain Plumbing Launch Apprenticeship Program

Neshoba, McLain Plumbing Launch Apprenticeship Program

Neshoba Central High School and McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service of Philadelphia launched an apprenticeship program last academic year that allows seniors to graduate with a high school diploma and earn industry credentials and experience.

KACTC, Milwaukee Tool Form Partnership

KACTC, Milwaukee Tool Form Partnership

The Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center (Attala County and Kosciusko school districts) and Milwaukee Tool partnered last academic year to provide tools for classrooms and career information to students.

Business, Sports Medicine Students Tour NOLA

Business, Sports Medicine Students Tour NOLA

Petal High School (Petal School District) business and marketing students and sports medicine students visited New Orleans in the spring semester before the outbreak of COVID-19.

Pumpkin Project Joins FSCCTC Classes

Pumpkin Project Joins FSCCTC Classes

Forest-Scott County Career and Technology Center’s Health Care and Clinical Services (HCCS) II and Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) classes collaborated on a project last academic year that provided numerous hands-on learning opportunities with pumpkins.

Insights From CTE Leaders

Insights From CTE Leaders

Mississippi CTE administrators answer questions about their experiences during the spring 2020 COVID-19 shutdown and fall move to online/blended instruction.

KACTC Students Tour Local Armory

KACTC Students Tour Local Armory

Students from the Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center participated in Guard X training and received hands-on experiences.

The Evolving Landscape

The Evolving Landscape

Monroe County’s Female Agriculture Teachers Prepare the Next Generation of Graduates

Kosciusko-Attala Health Science II Students Hold Great American Smokeout Event

Kosciusko-Attala Health Science II Students Hold Great American Smokeout Event

Health Science II students at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center provided free blood pressure screening and information about the adverse effects of smoking to Bluff Springs Paper Company employees this November during a health fair held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

Hardy Named Counselor of the Year

Hardy Named Counselor of the Year

Tracy Hardy, a career and technical education (CTE) counselor at the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center, was named the 2020 MS ACTE Counselor of the Year by the Mississippi Association for Career and Technical Education.



ABOUT CONNECTIONS

Connections is the magazine for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) in Mississippi. The biannual publication features students, educators, schools, and organizations from approximately 50 career pathways across 16 career clusters. This Mississippi Department of Education publication is produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Issues are disseminated in print and electronic forms in May and December each year.

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