Mobile County’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers and students packed the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center on September 23-24, 2013 for the state’s annual Joint Leadership Development Conference (JLDC). The conference is sponsored by the Alabama Department of Education and is the premier leadership event for career and technical education students in the State of Alabama.
JLDC brings together more than 5,000 students from across the state. CTE students are preparing to make Alabama the leading state for education, work, family, fun, community and great living. As part of the Career and Technical Education curriculum, the student leadership organizations FBLA, FFA, DECA, HOSA, Skills USA, FCCLA, and JROTC offer a co-curricular learning environment where students can bring the classroom to life by implementing the lessons learned in the classroom.
Tim Devargas, welding instructor at Faulkner Career Tech Center was named as the Mobile Sector Educator of the Year by the Mobile Sector of the American Welding Society. Mr. Devargas was recognized at the sector meeting on September 12th at the Original Oyster House. He was accompanied by former and current students who are members of the American Welding Society. Pictured are: Jake Terry (former), Tyler Ollhoft, Ean Morgan (former), Tim Devargas, Tyler Graham Chris Holloway, and Mathew Pettus.
Congratulations to the top five JROTC Cadets recently selected to represent the Brigade Staff for the Mobile County Public School System. There are a total of twelve JROTC programs in the school district, one Navy unit and eleven Army units. This year marks the first time that the Navy program was represented on the county-wide brigade staff. Each of the twelve high schools competed for these prestigious positions. The promotion ceremony took place on Friday, September 6, 2013. The winners are in order:
Students from Citronelle’s Automotive Tech class engaged in drivability diagnostics on a Citronelle City fire truck. The city has its own full time mechanic but has given the Automotive Tech students the opportunity to diagnose the problems and make repairs. The Auto Tech program at Citronelle works on a variety of city vehicles as part of the live work program.
From the front counterclockwise: Michael Stringfellow, Cole McRae, Austin Jackson, Trevor Bryan, Tom Davis, Wyatt Henderson
The excitement didn’t end for MGM juniors Trenise Edwards and Dominique Jones last May when they completed the Health Science program at T.L. Faulkner while earning their Alabama Certified Nurse Aide credential as part of the curriculum.
Both of the students were so excited to be getting a jump start on their post-secondary goals while in high school that they decided to come back and take the Health Science Senior Project Class in order to obtain additional hands-on experience in their career objective.
According to senior Dominique Jones, "obtaining my C.N.A while in high school is only the beginning. My goal is to become a Pediatrician. I would recommend the Health Science program to all high school students who want to pursue health care as a career. Mrs. Pough is a great teacher and mentor."
The students will begin their 4 week job shadow internship on Thursday, September 12, 2013.