Our Construction Trades class will be building sheds to sell in the 2023-24 school year.
The sheds will be built in the classroom and taken to the site to be erected.
Due to transportation issues with the students, there will be a limited distance for travel for delivery and setup.
If interested please call our office at 815-232-0709 or email Director, Brian Greene at email@example.com
CareerTEC Chronicle. Vol.8.Issue.2. March 2022
CareerTEC Chronicle.Vol.8.Issue.1. Dec. 2021
CareerTEC Chronicle, Vol 7 Issue 1
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The last couple weeks of school we are doing trim, caulk, and painting, at the factory st project. The students are learning the fine arts of finish work. We hope to be done with this project by the end of the school year.
The ladies are down to days of their senior year. I have to say that this year has flown by mainly because this class was such an amazing class. They have worked well together, made a huge impact on the community by spending time with the residents of Hawthorne Inn and handing out flowers to the community as random acts of kindness.
It has been such a delight to watch each of them grow this year. They have battled with their next steps in life; choosing a college isn’t the easiest thing to do as a senior. The College Choice research project opened their eyes to the pros and cons of each university. But I believe that they have made amazing choices for their next step in their career paths.
They have worked diligently at their internships while maintaining their school life as well as their social life. While each student is required 288 hours per year for this course, several students have over 600 hours! Some have changed their career choice as they undertook their internships; finding a passion that will lead them into the next step of their lives.
We will be finishing up these last few days by “finally” getting to the A&P portions by dissecting deer organs and chicken feet. We will see how tendons actually work, the anatomy of cardiac tissues, lungs, kidneys, and reproductive organs. We revisited how tendons work, observed how vascular the liver is, the internal parts of kidneys, the aorta and chordae tendineae of the heart, why and how lungs float in water as well as how large the main bronchus of the lungs truly are. We also observed the male reproductive system.
Our final review will continue this week and part of next week as days turn into hours and minutes remaining of one of the best HOYA 2 classes I have had the pleasure of teaching.
Careers In Business (CIB)
As we wrap up the school year, I’d like to take a moment to recognize a few students in the Careers In Business program for their achievements.
Outstanding Student – Year 1 Asher Kubly Freeport High School
Outstanding Student – Year 2 Zachary Linder Pecatonica High School
Karen Johnson Scholarship Winner Natalie Yeoman Freeport High School
This month we are focusing on soft skills such as resumes, job applications, interviewing skills, and a lot of job shadowing in addition to Microsoft Word and the stock market game. It’s a busy, busy time!
CIB and I have been so blessed to have an amazing group of second year students who have been working in year-long internships and doing a fantastic job. I will miss their humor and silliness that always makes me laugh…even when I don’t want to! Their accomplishments this last year have been numerous. The skills they’ve acquired will serve them well for years. Graduating students…please stay in touch and let me know how you’re doing!
Also exciting is that next year all six of the juniors who have completed year one are returning for year two and their own internship. I told them they must be a glutton for punishment if they decided to return. ☺ I can’t wait to see where they will intern; I’m so excited for them!
Lastly, thank you to all of the parents for allowing me to teach your son/daughter. It has been an honor to get to know them and watch them grow during the last 1-2 years. It is so very rewarding for me and one of the many reasons I love what I do. Thank you and have a wonderful and safe summer!
In April, Students did team building and stem coding classes with Tri-County Christians 4th graders.
We also completed our Mock Interviews and received some good feedback from local business professionals. One additional student passed the first exam bringing the total to eight with seven for CIS1 and one for CIS2. CIS has started their practical exams. In May, CIS 1 and 2 will be doing their practicals and taking their final exam. For CIS 1 it will be the second A+ exam and for CIS2 it will be Security +.
So far that following CIS1 students have passed the CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1001:
Ashton Beaves Lewis
CIS2 Colin Watson has passed his CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-008
In the month of April, students in Culinary Arts held the annual Mock Restaurant event. They created a menu and invited family members to attend. The menu consisted of lumpia, pierogies, chips and salsa, chicken parmesan, ramen, hamburgers, strawberry cheesecake, and creme brulee. In May, students will learn how to cook with new and interesting ingredients, such as lemongrass, tarragon, couscous, and yuzu. Students will also attend job shadows and engage in community service activities.
The Culinary Arts Outstanding Student of the year was Makayla Mock. She is a fantastic student with a great work ethic.
HOW ARE WE HERE! It is hard to believe we are entering the last four weeks of school. These students have worked very hard and I am so proud of each of them.
This past month we explored death and dying, mom/baby, wrapping up clinical, fire station visit, and starting the world of work.
Death and dying is never easy. Some have experienced death just this year and for those who have in the past it still feels like yesterday. We did skits to learn about the process of grief and how we work our way through a terminal diagnosis. Serenity Hospice House came and educated us on all that hospice offers and about the uniqueness of their facility. Hospice does not mean you are dying tomorrow, it means that you want to live the best you can with the time you have left.
During the mom /baby unit I think the students were scarred for life and most don’t want to have babies now, just kidding. For many this chapter was eye opening on the process of labor and delivery. They learned proper care of babies and moms.
Careers forgotten! We had Hillary from Freeport Fire come and tell us all about the careers in the fire/paramedic field. It amazed students on how they work half the month, have awesome benefits, retirement benefits and a family atmosphere.
Clinicals are coming to an end. These students have taken great care of our residents and the residents so enjoyed the extra attention. They are one step closer to pinning on May 9th at 630 at St. John Church. Then it will be onto the state test at the end of May.
Time to think about what the future holds for each of them. We have begun our world of work and it will continue on through the beginning of May. Students are learning it is not all about what you make for money, but finding your passion. If you work in something you love you will not work a day in your life. Resumes, letters, mock interviews, and career exploration is the excitement yet to come.
Lastly, the students of the month for March were Miley, Sadie, Payton, and Paige, the theme was honest and integrity.
As always thank you for raising great kids and for sharing them with us!