John Thompson of John Thompson and Associates, Inc. visited the HVAC class at Bryant Career Tech Center. Mr. Thompson is local contractor who visited the class to talk with students about the industry and the different areas and types of job options. He also spoke about the importance of communication and technical skills as related to the industry. Learning about these skills first-hand is a valuable lesson to students.
Health Science students from Bryant CTC began clinical rotation at Gulf Coast Nursing and Rehab. Clinical rotations give high school students a real-world view of careers in Health Science. This also gives students the opportunity to prepare now for the jobs they will have in the future. It is great to see the past helping the future prepare for CNA and future in health care!
Diamond Watson, a current student from Davidson, is job shadowing with former student Kalesha King from BC Rain high school
Former student Kayron Smith, Bryant high school graduate, has current student from Alma Bryant, Mayura Vannavylaythong, shadowing her
The 1st Annual VHS Chopped Competition was OUTSTANDING!! All contestands did an amazing job. Congratulations to Mrs. McCollum and her students. The competition was modeled after the Golden Spoon competition sponsored by Golden Corral and Culinard. Students were organized onto teams and were responsible for preparing all of the dishes and desserts as well as presenting them to the judges.
A special Thank You to our judges, heath inspector, and WPN students for sharing this experience with our students.
Terria Moore (CTE-Central Office), Darwin Bolden (CTE-Central Office), Melody Ardis (CTE-Central Office), Mrs. Wells-Community Stakeholder (Regions Bank), Mr. Daffin
Health Science students are gearing up for certification testing in March. Students in the Health Science pathways work towards certifications in the following areas: Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR, and Patient Care Tech. Many of these same students are also members of the Career Tech Student Organization for Health Science called HOSA. HOSA offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills specific to Health Science by hosting conferences, offering competition opportunities, community service, and internships. November 6-12, 2016, was national HOSA week for this school year. Mobile County Public Schools HOSA chapters participated in many activities to spotlight what students are doing: daily HOSA announcements, guest speakers, and business tours. HOSA and Health Science students are looking forward to completion of the upcoming student certifications.
JROTC cadets were recently honored by the Mobile’s Midtown Optimist Club during their first annual Armed Forces Recognition Day. This recognition proves how hard cadets in JROTC work. Throughout first semester, cadets honored surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, World War II Buffalo Soldiers, and Medal of Honor Recipients. During the semester, they competed in drill meet competitions, air rifle competitions, orienteering demonstrations, and the annual Raider Challenge. There are many skills developed by participating in JROTC and NROTC.