Starkville Students Tour Communiversity

Starkville Students Tour Communiversity

Numerous Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District career and technical education (CTE) students toured East Mississippi Community College’s Communiversity last academic year and learned about the school’s ability to prepare workers for advanced manufacturing careers.

TVA Partnership Awards Itawamba CTC STEM Grant

TVA Partnership Awards Itawamba CTC STEM Grant

The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Tombigbee Electric Power Association and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), recently awarded the Itawamba Career and Technical Center (ICTC) $5,000 for a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education project.

Pontotoc Welding Students Complete Projects

Pontotoc Welding Students Complete Projects

Welding students from Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center completed two hands-on projects for Refrigerated Solutions Group in New Albany this academic year. These projects included rolling material carts and signposts that are to be used in their facility.

Simulation and Animation Student Brings New Idea to Vicksburg Warren CTC

Simulation and Animation Student Brings New Idea to Vicksburg Warren CTC

Jason Penalver, a sophomore enrolled in the Vicksburg Warren School District’s Simulation and Animation Year 1 class, approached instructors Richard Hunt and Robert Lord in the fall semester with an ingenious idea: to start a new way for students to interact with one another using e-sports.

DonorsChoose Supports Cleveland Teacher Academy Students

DonorsChoose Supports Cleveland Teacher Academy Students

Cleveland students received copies of Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” and R.J. Palacio’s “Wonder” in the fall semester, and the books were used as additional instructional resources for their studies of diverse learners and the history and trends of American education.

Neshoba, McLain Plumbing Launch Apprenticeship Program

Neshoba, McLain Plumbing Launch Apprenticeship Program

Neshoba Central High School and McLain Plumbing and Electrical Service of Philadelphia recently announced the formation of an apprenticeship program that will allow seniors to graduate with a high school diploma and earn industry credentials and experience.

Entrepreneur Shares Personal Story With Petal Students

Entrepreneur Shares Personal Story With Petal Students

Justin Lombardozzi, the owner of Chick-fil-A in Turtle Creek Mall and the mobile truck in Petal, visited local Business and Marketing students last semester to share the company’s philosophy for customer service.

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

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

The 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.

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.

Lauderdale County Cadet Hits Perfect Mark on ACT

Lauderdale County Cadet Hits Perfect Mark on ACT

A Lauderdale County School District Navy JROTC cadet scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and received a substantial scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study computer science.

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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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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