East Surry kicks off CTE Week Monday

First Posted: 2/12/2009

East Surry High School will open its doors next week to members of the community as the school hosts Career and Technical Education Week.
The week, which has been called Building Blocks for a Successful Career, will bring in guest speakers to talk about their careers and how they got to where they are now. Many of the speakers will include East Surry alumni and faculty as well as WXII Meteorologist Austin Caviness. There are around 25 guest speakers lined up to present throughout the week. College representatives and armed forces recruiters will also be on campus on Thursday to talk with students about their options for the future.
Speakers will present each day from 8:45-11 a.m. before breaking for lunch and resuming from 1:15-2:40 p.m.
Deborah Voigt, business teacher, says the week will help promote the career and technical education courses offered by the high school as well as possible career options stemming from those courses. With the event being open to the public, she hopes that people will turn to the programs as new career options and will be able to see what is available. Participants will learn about the industries that are available to them as well as how to market themselves to the right markets.
We really feel like it will be (successful), said Voight. We are going to try to focus on careers that are doing very well in the economy.
For more information, contact the East Surry High School CTE Department at 368-2251.
– February 17 Whats CTE All About – 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Sereena Church, Deborah Voight, FBLA and Business Education Courses 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. FFA and AG Courses by Matt Love, teacher; T&I, Construction, Drafting and Masonry Courses by Derrick Hill, Jeff Mosley, Darrell Cockerham; 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Dr. Ashley Hinson, Jill Reinhardt and Jean Collins on Why CTE Courses?; 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Paula Brinkley on Internships, Job Shadowing and Career Development; 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Danna Carpenter and Angie Hockett on NTHS and FACS Courses; 2:15 – 2:40 p.m. Stacey Culler and Dena Cave on HOSA and Health Occupations Courses, Rory Lewellyn on Technology Courses
– February 17 What Can I Become? 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Dustin Hunter, John S. Clark Co.; 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Jessica Icenhour, Travel and Tourism; 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Austin Caviness, WXII-TV; 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Jeff Roper and Angie Ward, 104.1 WTQR; 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Graham Atkinson, Surry County Sheriff; 2:15 – 2:40 p.m. Chuck Neaves, Surry County Chief District Court Judge
– February 18 What Can I Become? 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Sam Gentry, Actor; 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Kara Evans, Surry County EMS; 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Jason Jones, 223 South Elm Restaurant; 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Wendi Uselton, Stokes County Hospice; 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Janet Pearson, Pilot Mountain State Park; 2:15 – 2:40 p.m. Carmen Long, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry Center
– February 19 What Can I Become? and How Do I Get There from Here? 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Bob McPherson, Surry Community College – Web Technologies; 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Teresa Wilkins, Surry County Cooperative Extension Office; 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Jody Hartle and Blake Leftwich, Surry Community College Simulation and Game Development; During Lunch College, University and Armed Service recruiters will be available in the main lobby to talk with students and provide information. At 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. John Canosa, Surrey Bank & Trust; 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Karen Hardy, Wayne Farms; 2:15 – 2:40 p.m. Sonia Dickerson, Surry County Schools.
– February 20 What Can I Become? and How Do I Market My Skills? – 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Patty Creed, Northern Hospital of Surry County; 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. Valerie Oberle, The Oberle Group and Walt Disney Company; 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Ann Anderson, Attorney and Mediator; 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. David Hayes, Surry County Schools; 2:15 – 2:40 p.m. Karen McBennett, Goodwill Industries.

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