Chesterfield County

James River High School, Rapids Credit Union Branch

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

Description:

Chesterfield Federal Credit Union formed a partnership with Chesterfield County Public Schools to open the first student-run credit union branch within James River High School to promote financial literacy and to prepare students for the work force. We share the goal to teach money management skills that will prepare students to manage their finances responsibly as young adults. Students gain real world financial experience with real money and real accounts so they can better manage their financial lives as adults. The Rapids Branch is staffed by JRHS students who have been hired and trained as employees of Chesterfield Federal Credit Union. These students run a fully operational branch, develop and execute business plans, and teach their members the value of sound financial management. A teacher sponsor and other credit union employees provide support and assistance. This unique opportunity for students is reflective of our commitment to financial education.

Contact:

Jeffrey Ellick
Principal
Jeff_Ellick@ccpsnet.net
(804) 378-2420


Project Management Used to Enhance Efficiency and Collaboration for Chesterfield County Public Schoo

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

Description:

Chesterfield’s Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) turned to online project management software vendor LiquidPlanner to provide a system to support the Division’s “Design for Excellence” requirements. As a result of CTE’s success, the Department of Research and Evaluation now uses LiquidPlanner. According to industry research, employing a project management system provides analytical data tools necessary to maximize efforts and to evaluate each project’s success. Staff is able to classify tasks and assign them to categories, for the division, schools, adult education and technical centers. Departments are now able to keep everyone in sync, manage personal and professional growth and take planning and project management to its highest level. Two project management focused curricula offered in Chesterfield are the first stand-alone Project Management class in Virginia and the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship. Students in both programs have the opportunity to earn a Certified Associate in Project Management.

Contact:

David Eshelman, EdD
Director of Career and Technical Education
david_eshelman@ccpsnet.net
804-639-8668 x1040