Stone County Students Attend SkillsUSA’s Leadership Training Institute

Stone County Students Attend SkillsUSA’s Leadership Training Institute

A delegation of students and instructors from Mississippi, including a cohort from Stone County High School’s culinary arts program, met with Washington, D.C. lawmakers last week and discussed how career and technical education (CTE) programs prepare students for college and careers.

FCAHS HOSA Members Attend International Conference

FCAHS HOSA Members Attend International Conference

Forrest County Agricultural High School HOSA – Future Health Professionals members attended and competed at the 2019 HOSA International Leadership Conference in June at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Retiring Forrest County Ag Icon Honored

Retiring Forrest County Ag Icon Honored

Mike Dale, a longtime Forrest County Agricultural High School instructor retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, was recently honored for his service to the school and community.

Meridian students recreate ‘A-Team’ van

Meridian students recreate ‘A-Team’ van

Students at Meridian Public School District’s Ross Collins Career and Technical Center transform an old, beat up van into a faithful recreation of the famed four-wheel transport from the television show “The A-Team.”

Amory Culinary and Tourism Students Tour Oxford

Amory Culinary and Tourism Students Tour Oxford

Amory Career and Technical Center’s Culinary I, Culinary II, and Tourism and Hospitality classes traveled to the University of Mississippi Gertrude Ford Center on Dec. 6 to view the Holiday Village Gingerbread exhibit.

Lamar County culinary team heading to state competition

Lamar County culinary team heading to state competition

Smokin’ Hot, the Lamar County School District culinary team from Oak Grove High School, recently won its regional Savor the Flavor of Mississippi Jr. Chef competition and will compete against other regional winners in January’s state competition.

Smithville agriculture students ‘Live to Serve’

Smithville agriculture students ‘Live to Serve’

Students in the agriculture and natural resources class at Smithville Attendance Center embody servant leadership by building steps and stools for a fourth grade student with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.

Two Jackson CTE Engineering Student Receive Entergy Scholarships

Two Jackson CTE Engineering Student Receive Entergy Scholarships

During the Student Technology Exchange Program (STEP) Graduation Ceremony at the Nissan Canton Training Center sponsored by Nissan North America, Mississippi State University and Mississippi Department of Education, two engineering students – Aaron Darby and William Evans from Career Development Center, Jackson Public Schools received five thousand and two thousand dollars Entergy scholarship for their outstanding performance in the FANUC Certified Education Robot Training (C.E.R.T.) 2018.

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From a Green House to Capitol Hill

From a Green House to Capitol Hill

A high school agriculture class may not seem like a place that would lead to working for a U.S. congressman, but Colleen Kennedy can trace her journey back through a CTE class she took out of a wish to have a more active approach to learning.

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Oak Grove Culinary Students Experience Culinary Boot Camp

Oak Grove Culinary Students Experience Culinary Boot Camp

Oak Grove High School seniors Brinkley Davis and Kayla Williamson gained hands-on experience preparing international cuisine this summer at the IP Casino Resort Spa-sponsored Mississippi Culinary Boot Camp at Ocean Springs High School. href="http://www.rcu.msstate.edu/connections/Stories/PostId/85/oak-grove-culinary-students.aspx" target="_blank">Full Story >

Tupelo Culinary Students Review Through Sharing With Others

Tupelo Culinary Students Review Through Sharing With Others

It is said that if you can teach someone else a concept you have truly learned it. Tupelo’s second year culinary arts students are testing out this theory with their CSPAS exam in mind. This past fall after completing a unit on workplace safety the students opened their lab and café to business law CTE students to share the concepts.

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Amory Finance Classes Track Daily Spending

Amory Finance Classes Track Daily Spending

How much do you spend every day on coffee, soft drinks, or snacks? The Amory Career and Technical Center’s personal finance classes are learning how those simple expenses can have big effect on an individual’s overall financial plan.

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Vicksburg Classes Build Bridge to Improve School Campus

Vicksburg Classes Build Bridge to Improve School Campus

Students at Vicksburg High School are putting their heads together to repair part of their own campus. Teachers began the 2016-2017 school year looking for a real-world, hands-on project for their students, and the nature bridge on school property seemed like a great option.

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DeSoto County CTC Sends Books on the Move

DeSoto County CTC Sends Books on the Move

The DeSoto County Career and Technology Center East’s logistics program covers all facets of transportation and logistics. To better understand one particular aspect of logistics, the program is serving as a third-party logistics provider for a national nonprofit, First Book, a national nonprofit book bank.

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Lights, Camera, Action! CTE Takes Center Stage at Poplarville High School

Lights, Camera, Action!  CTE Takes Center Stage at Poplarville High School

Twenty students from Poplarville High School’s Career Development Center took the stage in August at a digital media technology (DMT) workshop led by film-production instructor Ronn Hague at Pearl River Community College. Second-year DMT students devote their fall semester to studying the nuances of digital video production. While the DMT curriculum covers preproduction and ...

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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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