Henry County

HVAC in the Real World

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

Description:

Jerry Byrd's HVAC students have spent time updating/repairing school division equipment, creating/modifying mechanical items for community members, and sharing the importance of air filter and HVAC maintenance with the community. As part of Bassett High School's Green Ribbon Schools initiatives, students gave away filters and shared advice with community members at the Bassett Heritage Festival, as well as providing on-going support for community members who consult them. BHS HVAC students are focused on aiding others with their talents and look forward to using the skills they're learning in class as they move into careers that are central to the function of the local community.

Contact:

Jerry Byrd
Instructor
jebyrd@henry.k12.va.us
276-629-1731


Student-Run Business

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

Description:

Annually, students in Deborah Barker's horticulture program learn the daily operation of a greenhouse. Students serve as business operators as well as gardeners as they produce the area's most coveted flower bed components, holiday wreaths and poinsettias, and seasonal corsages, decorations, and arrangements. In addition to running a self-sufficient program in a state-of-the-art greenhouse, students put on an annual wedding show and provide decorative balloon art and floral arrangements for community events. The skills they are learning in both the greenhouse and the accounting office are preparing them for lucrative futures.

Contact:

Deborah Barker
Instructor
dbarker@henry.k12.va.us
276-956-3147