Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), is pleased to select Alexis Coale of Prichard as the Future Skilled Worker of America (F.S.W.A.) Student of the Month for February, 2016.
Alexis is a senior at Williamson High School. In addition to her regular coursework, she has been enrolled in the welding program at T.L. Faulkner Career Technical Center. It is there where she attracted the attention of welding instructor Tim DeVargas, and was nominated for the Go Build award and scholarship. She holds a number of certifications from the American Welding Society (AWS), including: SMAW 3F, 4F, 3G, FCAW 3F, and FCAW 3G. She is the first student from the Gulf Coast to receive this award in the 2015-2016 school year.
The F.S.W.A. Student of the Month is an honor bestowed upon one high school junior or senior by the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute every month during the school year. It was created to encourage students to consider pursuing careers in the construction industry, a field that offers a wide variety of rewarding career paths. Each student selected for the award becomes eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship to a higher education training center in Alabama.
Chris Corley, Financial Consultant at Sterne Agee Financial Services, Inc. visited Mrs. Brown's Financial Management class to coach students and help kick off this semester's Stock Market Game. Mr. Corley is a member of the Business, Management, and Administration Advisory Committee at MGM.
Mrs. Brown has coached two previous teams to regional wins, placing 5th and 10th out of 345 teams(comprised of 1400 students) from as many as 28 schools in the Southern Region. Teams are given $100,000 to invest over a 10 week period using real time stock variations. Teams with the highest earnings over the period win. The Stock Market game is a project-based virtual investing competition sponsored by the Alabama Council on Economic Education.
Theodore High School CTE students created and set up a display for CTE Month. THS has the following Career Tech programs: Drafting, Finance, Marketing, Family Studies & Community Services, Health Science, Network Systems & Computer Services, Work-Based Learning, and Army JROTC. Students in all of these programs are participating in CTE Month activities geared to bring awareness to Career Tech. Pictured above: Allison Clary, Ayrian Curry, and Alyssa Southerland.
That's the theme for Career Tech Education Month 2016. Mobile County Public Schools' Career and Technical Education Division, along with the rest of the nation, celebrates CTE month during February of each year. This year is no different! CTE month is a public awareness campaign held each February to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.
Career Tech programs throughout the district are celebrating by raising awareness of the crucial role that CTE plays in readying our students for careers and our nation for economic success. During this month, students will participate in field trips, hear guest speakers, participate in career fairs and CTE competitions, and concentrate on career exploration.
Career Tech Education Month gives each program the opportunity to showcase all of the great things that are happening in our schools.
Tyler McVey, a student in Mrs. White’s Business Technology Applications class at Baker High School, scored a perfect score of 1000 on the Microsoft Office PowerPoint Certification Exam. This exam is an adult level exam that is accepted by employers and post-secondary institutions as an indication of a person’s mastery of Microsoft Office products. By already achieving this certification, Tyler has a head start on preparation for his chosen career. He now has the opportunity to test in Microsoft Word and Excel. Way to go Tyler!