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: