Saturday, July 31, 2021
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Estill County holds grand opening for new area technology center

Estill County held the grand opening of its new $14.7 million area technology center (ATC) on July 23.
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Kentucky students thrive at national Educators Rising conference

High school and college students from across Kentucky who are looking to pursue careers in education participated in the 2021 Educators Rising National Conference, which was held virtually June 24-27.
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Kentucky DECA student leaders participate in Summer Leadership Camp activities

Kentucky DECA state and regional officers participated in activities designed to enhance their leadership, communication, project management and teamwork abilities during the 2021 Kentucky DECA Summer Leadership Camp.
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Dental assisting apprenticeship gives students a reason to smile

While the need for dental assistants is increasing, there aren’t enough graduates to fill all of the open spots, said Sherri Toohey-Taylor, director of human resources for Mortenson Dental Partners, the largest group of privately owned, doctor-run dental practices in the United States.
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Rockcastle County teacher’s CTE work wins national recognition

Growing up in Rockcastle County, teaching was never something Tammy Camel thought she would want to do. Now, she’s the winner of the 2021 National ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award for her work as a family and consumer sciences teacher at her alma mater, Rockcastle County High School.
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Commissioner Jason E. Glass tours Kentucky area technology center

Since joining the Kentucky Department of Education last September, Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass has been confined to a virtual view of the state’s 51 area technology centers.
Resources

‘Middle School Career Studies Webinar Series’ now available

The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Career and Technical Education has released a "Middle School Career Studies Webinar Series" to support implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies and development of students’ Individual Learning Plans (ILP). These are now available on the KDE Media Portal.
Conferences

Register now for middle school career studies webinar series

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Career and Technical Education will host a two-part webinar series on middle school career studies.
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Americans have been learning skills to help them through the pandemic for over 75...

For many, it has taken a global pandemic to remind them of the importance of basic life skills. With restaurants closed and stay-at-home mandates, a growing number of adults have turned to online tutorials, social media recipes, and family and friends to learn basic life skills.
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Kentucky’s iLead Academy team is a finalist in national Rural Tech Project competition

A team from iLead Academy in Carrollton (Carroll County) joins teams from four other states as a finalist in the U.S. Department of Education’s Rural Tech Project.