Williamson HS hosted LifeSouth for the annual blood drive. LifeSouth had the opportunity to work with the JROTC Cadets again this year. Thomas Hardin of LifeSouth is quoted as saying, "They were professional, respectful, eager to learn, and happy to help. Considering the number of last minute changes that had to be made while making sure not to interrupt the academic testing taking place, we could not have had a successful blood drive at Williamson High School without the JROTC cadets." Williamson High School, with the assistance of their JROTC cadre, helped to collect enough blook to affect up to 123 lives in the community. "The Williamson High School JROTC cadets have proven themselves to be an exemplary group of young people."
Each Career Tech (CTE) program area at Theodore High School works hard to make sure the student body is aware of the (CTE) programs offered. Tables are set up so that students can visit students already enrolled in various programs. They have the opportunity to ask questions and get information on course offerings and possible career paths. Even though program recruiting in an on-gloing process, this year Theodore HS CTE focused on CTE Month as the time to broaden student awareness of Career and Technical Education.
The Bay Area Health Care Coalition’s Annual Health Occupations Career Fair was a huge success. More than 600 high school sophomores from Mobile and Baldwin counties attended the two-day event. The Health Occupations Career Fair is designed to motivate and inspire students considering careers in an array of healthcare fields and to also help the greater Mobile area continue cultivating the workforce needed to both replace retiring healthcare workers and serve the needs of an aging Baby Boomer population.
Representatives from various local health care facilities and post-secondary institutions was on hand to assist students in identifying various pathways to a career in health care. Students in the Health Care pathway from local high schools and Career Tech Centers worked with organizers to move students through the various career focus areas and to pass out important literature.
As part of the JROTC curriculum, cadets have several opportunities to rappel. The City of Mobile allows JROTC instructors to use the Firefighters Training facility where cadets learn the safety and physical aspects required to rappel. After extensive safety checks and safety instruction, cadets climb the tower that simulates a 4 storey building. Experienced Army JROTC instructors lead students through the rappelling process.