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.
We are proud to announce that Blount DECA will be participating in the International DECA Conference in Atlanta this spring. March 5th and 6th, five Blount DECA students attended the Alabama DECA Career and Development Conference in Birmingham, AL. These five students (Latrice Campbell, Carltoria Wallace, Alexis Law, Alyssa Law and Kedric Allen) were the only students from Mobile and Baldwin Counties that qualified to compete at the state level conference. DECA as an organization prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The competition component of DECA starts with Regional Competition (Alabama has 4 regions) and the top 14 in each category continue to the state level of competition. The top 3 in each category from state qualify to compete at the international level with over 14,000 high school students from 11 different countries that will be attending. The competitions consist of knowledge based testing and role plays in the different content areas.
Blount DECA’s Latrice Campbell placed 2rd at state in the Hotel and Lodging Management and Carltoria Wallace placed 2nd at state in the Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling Event category to send them to Atlanta. These students have spent many hours of their own time preparing for these competitions with the assistance of their chapter advisor, Allen Merryman. These students have also participated and organized many community projects. It takes the “extra” to be extraordinary and the Blount DECA chapter is proving that it can be done.