Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Recognitions

Henderson health science program recognized by Advance CTE

The health science program at Henderson County High School has been recognized as one of eight winners of Advance CTE’s 2019 Excellence in Action awards.
Leo Guevara, a 2018 Graves County High School graduate, practices machine tooling. In only his second year in the machine tooling program at the Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center, Guevara competed in the State Skills USA competition and won the manual machine contest. Submitted photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools

Graves County graduate finding success with machine tooling

Leo Guevara, a 2018 graduate of Graves County High School, has found his calling in machine tooling.
Conferences

Educators Rising Kentucky conference to be held in Bowling Green

Educators Rising Kentucky will host its annual state conference and competition March 5-6 at the Knicely Conference Center at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
Conferences

KACTE seeks proposals for annual conference

The Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE) is accepting proposals for its annual conference July 23-29 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
This is the logo for the What Will You Be KY campaign.

Calloway County grad finds success in Texas thanks to business classes

Sumer Starks graduated in 2010 from Calloway County High School, where she was an active member of the business department.
This is the logo for the What Will You Be KY campaign.

TRACK helped new high school grad discover his future as electrician

Michah Schenck had part-time jobs before. After spending a portion of his senior year with an automotive products manufacturing firm, however, he knew he had found something more.
Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, left, visits the Four Rivers Foundation school districts and area technical centers. The program, which includes five school districts and three ATCs, partners with western Kentucky schools, colleges, ATCs, community supporters, regional businesses and industries to provide opportunities for students to take in-school and online college classes, earn industry certifications, participate in work-based learning and complete apprenticeships. Photo submitted

KDE Commissioner Lewis visits Four Rivers school districts

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis visited the Four Rivers Foundation school districts and area technical centers to talk to students about the dual credit, technical programs and partnerships in the Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman county school districts and the Fulton Independent school district.
News

Districts awarded New Skills for Youth Grants to strengthen and expand CTE

The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded six Kentucky school districts with grants to strengthen and expand career and technical pathways for students.
Seneca High School agriculture teacher Bethany Mattingly instructs a student on how to transplant tomatoes in the school's greenhouse. Beginning in the 1980s, greenhouses became a common teaching tool in agricultural education programs across the state. Today, more than 100 of the state’s 144 high school agricultural education programs have a greenhouse of some kind. Submitted photo by National FFA Alumni

Greenhouses make plant science come to life

School greenhouses help students see how four years of instruction about plant anatomy, soil, nutrition, disease, pests, business management and marketing come to life as they produce plants for sale to the public.
Announcements

Gov. Bevin proclaimed February as CTE Month

Gov. Matthew G. Bevin signed a proclamation declaring February as CTE Month in Kentucky in a ceremony in his office on Feb. 13.