Augusta County

Blue Ridge Community College Pathways Consortium

Categories: Augusta County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

The Blue Ridge Career Pathways Consortium supports students in preparing for successful careers by building a partnership between Blue Ridge Community College, local area school division, including Augusta County Schools and local area employers. The Consortium works to build a unified curriculum which relies on the input of employers, provides career development opportunities, and offers secondary/post secondary career paths that provide a seamless transition for students from secondary to post-secondary education and/or the world of work. The curriculum is enhanced with Workplace Readiness events and conferences for high school and middle school students such as: Social Media Ethics Workshop, Get A Job Bootcamp, Career Clusters 101, World of Work, 1st Generation Student Conference, and Student Parent Career College. Public schools, technical centers, the community college, employers and parents working together to provide students a future filled with opportunity is at the heart of the Blue Ridge Career Pathways Consortium.

Contact:

Lisa Shifflett
Curriculum Supervisor
lshifflett@augusta.k12.va.us
540-245-5120


Stuarts Draft High School Manufacturing Engineering Technical Program

Categories: Augusta County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

The SDHS Manufacturing Program’s goal is to introduce manufacturing engineering concepts to prepare students with technical skills to succeed in industry. We also seek to increase STEM education in underrepresented demographics and have increased female enrollment from 5% to 25%. Students have the option to receive dual-enrollment college credit. The majority of the program is based not on lectures, but on first-hand application. Students work on training stations to hone technical skills in areas including Computer Numerical Controls, Pneumatic Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, and AC/DC Electrical Component Wiring. The trainers that we use in the classroom are the very trainers that many leading industries use. Thus, those students who enter the workforce rather than seek higher degrees will graduate already having completed crucial trainings to succeed in industry. After training at work stations, students apply concepts to practical projects which also encourage cooperative team work skills and process analysis.

Contact:

Lisa Shifflett
Curriculum Supervisor
lshifflett@augusta.k12.va.us
540-245-5120


Valley Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program

Categories: Augusta County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Valley Career & Technical Center’s Practical Nursing program has created a culture that embraces the functions of mentoring, role modeling and caring for each student holistically. Each student’s qualities and gifts as a caregiver are enhanced through encouraging personal, professional, spiritual, and emotional growth. This growth and development is essential for entry level LPN’s as they prepare to enter the ever-changing healthcare environment ready to meet the needs of and challenges presented by the individuals in their care. The program maintains the high standards of academic attainment and employment success through the interaction of a committed faculty, numerous clinical preceptors, and sincerely invested students. These high expectations are substantiated by our recent #1 ranking (in Virginia) by PracticalNursing.org, multiple state HOSA winners, three national HOSA winners, as well as our continued 100% pass rate on the NCLEX licensing exam.

Contact:

Lisa Shifflett
Curriculum Supervisor
lshifflett@augusta.k12.va.us
540-245-5120