Commerce and Information Technology students had a busy 1st semester. Students from all 12 high schools in Mobile County Public Schools were able to participate in a variety of activities. Just a few are pictured below.
Perfect Score on PowerPoint MOS Certification Exam: Julie Bice from Baker HS
Guest Speaker on Law Enforcement careers: Citronelle HS
Century Bank Branch Manager, Janet Johnson, discusses financial management with MGM Financial Mangement students.
Crystal Smith and Kendrick Johnson earn the Customer Service & Sales Fundamentals Certification at Murphy HS.
Davidson High School Cadet Christopher Berry is working with the City of Mobile Fire Department in the Logistics Division. Christopher works hard and is getting quite a bit of hands-on experience. Pictured below, Christopher is testing some of the newest fire protection equipment.
Baker High School has nearly 100 students that leave school early each day to go to work. These students are supervised through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers and must meet specific, rigorous requirements. Work-Based Learning (WBL) students are required to take CTE courses and follow CTE guidelines. Students also use biometric time clocks to clock out of school each day before heading to work. WBL instructors make sure students receive realistic experiences as they prepare them for life after high school.
Pictured left to right: Cole Holbrook, Southern Farm Equipment; Darrel Campbell, Starbucks; Nick Sullivan and Dusin McCranie, ATA Martial Arts
Pathway Star Academy students attended the Worlds of Opportunity expo during September. Students were able to see many types of businesses from Workforce Development Region 9. The areas they visited were Construction, Engineering, Aerospace, Aviation, Safety, Computer & Information Technology, Energy, Healthcare, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Public Safety, and Shipbuilding. Students experienced hands-on activities giving them a real-world "taste" of each type of job.
Noted photographer and entrepreneur Dwight Ladd, Jr. spoke to the Career Preparedness and Entrepreneurship classes at Citronelle High School. Mr. Ladd shared his journey from being a classroom teacher to owning his own company. He encouraged students to remain humble while working hard to reach their goals and emphasized the importance and many benefits of maintaining a positive, social media presence…….. He even assembled everyone together for a class selfie!