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CHS Now a Certified School in Career & Technical Education

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By Mia Freneaux

    Central High School teachers Jeff Jones (Drafting and Woodworking), Roger Ball (2011 Welding Instructor of the Year for District 9), Principal Bob Wales, Shawn Kennedy (Power Mechanics and Welding), and Diane Malison-Hardin (Supervisor for Career and Technical Education District 9) are shown holding the National Center for Construction Education and Research sign showing Central High School has met all the criteria to be declared a Certified School in Career and Technical Education (CTE).  Louisiana's Department of Education is encouraging all schools to go electronic with their documentation, and are providing software for this process.  Jeff Jones has taken the necessary Continuing Education Classes to qualifiy as the Site Representative in this program, helping to streamline the process with the State.  He and Mr. Ball and Mr. Kennedy all credit the School Board's focus on Vocational Education in helping to achieve this goal.  Congratulations to Central High School on another terrific recognition!

 

Did You Know?
    Central High School seniors who have completed the curriculum in Draftsmanship graduate as "Certified Apprentice Draftsmen" and are qualified to immediately get jobs in draftsmanship upon graduation.  Some have acquired jobs that pay in the double digits while they attend college!  Those who complete the Welding Program graduate as "Certified Apprentice Welders" and are qualified to hold jobs paying from $25-30/hour UPON GRADUATION!  Many Kudos to our fine Vocational staff at Central High School for their excellent instruction and to the young people with the intelligence to take advantage of this great opportunity.

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