Career and Technical Education teachers from local high schools and Career Tech Centers were recognized at the ACTE summer conference in Birmingham, Alabama on July 30, 2014. That same group was recognized by the Mobile County Public Schools School Board at their meeting on August 19, 2014. The CTE teachers pictured below were recognized for their outstanding leadership in the attainment of industry recognized credentials by their students. CTE students in Mobile County Public Schools received over 7000 credentials this school year ranging from Certified Nursing Assistant to Microsoft Office Specialist to National Center for Construction Education and Research certification for the construction industry (NCCER). Congratulations to the following teachers: Front row--Michelle Spriggs Blount HS Health Science; Jamie Hovell Theodore HS Health Science; Leah Gill Bryant CTC Health Science; Back row--Grace Jones Bryant CTC Horticulture; Fred Moore Faulkner CTC Electrical Technology; Ben Tyler Bryant CTC Network Systems; Glen Lowery Bryant CTC Welding Technology; Kathy Shelton LeFlore High School Health Science; Edward O'Gwynn Bryant CTC HVAC.
Several Citronelle High School Academy students had the opportunity to participate in a Summer Intern program at Outokumpu. At the completion of the internship period, one of the Citronelle High School interns, Cameron Farley, received a job offer from Outokumpu! Cameron accepted the offer and will start his full time employment September 15, 2014. Congratulations Cameron!
Citronelle's JROTC instructor, 1SG Steven Middleton was offered several scholarship opportunities for students to attend the National Flight Academy STEM program located at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. He quickly nominated seven outstanding young JROTC Cadets from Citronelle HS to attend. The scholarships were for a week-long resident camp valuee of $1,250.00 per student (normal tuition cost). One student reported that "the academy experience is simply unbelievable!"
Local CTE Teachers from all CTE program areas visted Alabama Power Barry Steam Plant site on July 23, 2014. Their goal was to learn more about this local industry from the process of electricity production to current hiring practices and requirements. Teachers also were able to tour the plant. Thanks to the Alabama Power team for hosting the group!
Two local JROTC Officers will be representing Mobile County Public Schools as state officers. Pictured far left is Chayse Teague from Baker HS (Army JROTC) and pictured far right is Tierra Stoute from Davidson HS (Navy JROTC). They also represented Mobile County while attending the State Officer Leadership Training Seminar (SOLTS) held last month in Montgomery. Congratulations to these fine young men and women!