Governor's Schools, CTE Centers, Etc.

Maggie Walker Governor’s School Senior Mentorships

Categories: Governor's Schools, CTE Centers, Etc., Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Students desiring a more individual study of a field of interest may pursue a mentorship off of the MLWGS campus, meeting each Friday with the MLWGS Mentorship Coordinator to discuss their progress. Students electing this approach must complete a minimum of 115 hours of field experience with all documentation and assessments required for a passing mark in the Mentorship Program, complete a minimum of 25 hours meeting with the Mentorship Coordinator on Fridays to ensure all activities and assessments are completed, and complete a research project consisting of the research process, a product, research paper and professional presentation at Showcase. In recent years, mentorships have taken place at VCU Health System Neurosurgery Department, University of Richmond Department of History, Richmond City Circuit Court, Federal Public Defender's Office, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Science Museum of Virginia, Greater Richmond Convention Center, HKS Architecture, Price Studio, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Media General.

Contact:

Sharon Parker
Program Coordinator
sparker@gsgis.k12.va.us
804-354-6800


Maggie Walker Governor’s School Senior Seminar Program

Categories: Governor's Schools, CTE Centers, Etc., Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Senior Seminars provide wonderful opportunities for students to explore areas of personal interest and complete their senior research requirement. Students engage in field-based research, create a product, write a research paper, and present at Senior Showcase. Students earn two university credits (pass/fail) in Research Methods upon successful completion of all requirements of the Senior Seminar Program. School-based research seminars are guided by a MLWGS faculty facilitator or a professional community facilitator and are structured around a broad organizing theme of mutual interest. Seminar students undertake a research project and write a paper on a topic of interest related to the seminar theme and that is approved by the seminar instructor. Each seminar group also works together as a class to create a professional presentation for Showcase.

Contact:

Sharon Parker
Program Coordinator
sparker@gsgis.k12.va.us
804-354-6800


Massanutten Technical Center - Career and Technical Education Pavilion

Categories: Governor's Schools, CTE Centers, Etc., Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Divisions:

Rockingham County Public Schools/Harrisonburg City Schools

Description:

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Virginia and Massanutten Technical Center (MTC), with cooperation of the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, constructed an 80' X 30' pavilion for Career and Technical Education. The main purpose of the pavilion is to showcase the skills and talents of students from local technical schools. MTC students competed in the 2015 AGC Skills Competitions in the new Career and Technical Education Pavilion during the Rockingham County Fair. Students participated in either Carpentry, Masonry, HVAC, or Electrical. Winners of the competitions received $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place. The AGC and MTC can not thank all of the local businesses enough for donating materials and labor to make our dreams become a reality. A true community effort!

Contact:

W. Marshall Price
Director - Massanutten Technical Center
mprice@rockingham.k12.va.us
540-434-5961


Rowanty Technical Center

Categories: Governor's Schools, CTE Centers, Etc., Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Divisions:

Prince George/Sussex/Dinwiddie

Description:

Rowanty Technical Center has begun to utilize its program and building as a learning laboratory. Students are able to add practical skill sets in real life situations to their resumes and portfolios. This is an extension of project-based learning incorporating workplace readiness skills.

Contact:

Cheryl Simmers
Principal
csimmers@rowanty.us
434-246-5741