High School students from all over the MCPSS district are gaining adult, industry recognized credentials for Microsoft Office Specialist. Students at Baker High School and Montgomery High School tested in both Word and PowerPoint with great results!
Baker High School students are pictured below.
Tylin Lewis, Kayla Tomlinson, Austin DeJesus, Spencer Cooper and Marissa Reusser. These students passed the Microsoft Office Specialist Test for PowerPoint. Marissa Reusser also passed the MOS Test for Word.
Montgomery High School students pictured below:
Mary Kimmons, Katlynn Brady, Sarah Mitchell, Gabe McGraw, Amber Turner, Hunter Porter
The Ag Mechanics Class at the Bryant Career Technical had 14 students pass their Briggs and Stratton industry certification credential! Pictured below: Left to right bottom row: Ledarius Eatmon,Wayne Greenhill,Alex Demert,Bryson Williams,William Morrison,Shelton Snyderman,Roger Johnson Left to right top row: Cody Perryman,Ryan Dixon,Tyler Allen,Jacob Brouillette,Kendall Newell,Daniel Davidson,Clinton Fields
Industry credentials assure prospective employeers that this group of students are ready to perform on the job! Students work hard to study technical manuals and perform hands-on activities to learn all of the objectives that are on the credential tests.
Rain HS participated in a JROTC land navigation training and camping exercise at Blakeley State Park in Baldwin County. The participating cadets had a great time! Major Catrina Wright, 1SG Rodney Gill, and 1SG Orville Lyttle have been working hard at Rain High School to plan such an educational (and fun!!) event. LeFlore HS and Satsuma HS also participated. Although it rained all day Friday, the weekend turned out to be very nice! Enjoy the photos!
Welding Instructor Tim DeVargas from TL Faulkner CTC was present at Austal as they christened the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) Saturday morning at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Jackson is the first of ten Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the U.S. Navy has awarded to Austal as Prime Contractor.
The 127-meter aluminum trimaran is capable of being outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (mission packages) which can be changed quickly to support mine countermeasure, anti-submarine and surface warfare missions. The vessel has a maximum speed of more than 40 knots. Jackson was launched in December and is making preparations for trials and delivery by the end of the year.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus officially named the ship “Jackson” at a ceremony at Austal USA on March 24, 2011. According to Secretary Mabus, “The selection of Jackson honors the great state capitol Jackson, Mississippi.” This is the first ship to bear the city’s name.
Many of Mr. DeVargas and Glen Lowery of Bryant CTC former students currently work for Austal. Mr. DeVargas is pictured with Prospective Commanding Officer, Commander Mike Davis.