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McKee High School Plans CTE Expo on Staten Island Sat, Mar 19

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McKee CTE High School on Staten Island is opening its doors for a CTE Expo on Saturday, March 19:

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Ralph R. McKee CTE High School
Career & Technical Education Expo
Saturday, March 19
9:00 am to 1200 noon
290 St. Marks Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

Council Members Jacobsohn and Nuñez Advise White House Conference on Women and Girls in STEM and CTE

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The role of technical education in empowering young women in non-traditional careers was the focus of a high profile White House conference hosted by the Georgetown University Law School yesterday. The event, titled Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and Career and Technical Education (CTE), brought experts from government, academia, community organizations and industry partners in a wide=ranging discussion of the topic. CTE Council Members Ivana Nuñez and Françoise Jacobsohn, Council Vice-Chairperson, both contributed valuable insights and real-world experiences to the discussions.

Georgetown Law posted a video of the conference on-line at this link.

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The conference keynote was delivered by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

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Dr. Njema Frazier of Diversity Science LLC briefly set the context for the upcoming panels.

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Following Katrina Burch, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy,  Ivana Nuñez spoke of her family’s support in her electrical installation career path at Queens Vocational and Technical High School. She described the importance of her CTE teachers and the female role models from the construction trades that she met in her studies.

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In the afternoon panel on Potential Policy Levers, Françoise Jacobsohn’s talk (beginning at 3:34:45) pointed out the high public policy cost of segregating women out of high paying, high skills jobs. She pointed out that 50% of blue collar jobs are in the STEM economy, and she described her experiences advocating for gender equity in New York City.

The full program and speakers list is available on-line.


UPDATE: A Storify compendium of tweets about the event:

Bronx Design & Construction Students Receive Sustainable Energy Award in Abu Dhabi

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Students from one of New York City’s newest CTE high schools, the Bronx Design & Construction Academy, won international recognition for their sustainability research in the global Zayed Future Energy Prize. The students built a unique rooftop energy research installation and have presented the results of their work at scientific conferences. Listen to students and their teachers discuss the project in the first two minutes of this Zayeed Prize video:

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In a recent Daily News article, reporter Joey Scarborough wrote about the school’s efforts and posted a photo of student Ray Figueroa receiving the prize from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where the award ceremony was held:

Bronx school beats out deep field
to snag international award

 

Celebrate Graduating Apprentices at the Carpenters’ Open House

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The New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College posts this invitation to a great CTE event:

JOIN US FOR THE 44TH ANNUAL

New York Citywide

Graduating Apprentice

Contest – Exhibits – Open House

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come in and see exhibits and demonstrations by manufacturers of the latest technologies, tools and materials. Learn “What’s New” in the industry or simply come in and enjoy an interesting day.
All are welcome.

Trade Apprenticeship Application Information

Handouts ~ Giveaways ~ Raffles

Location: 395 Hudson Street

Please use the Clarkson Street Entrance

Queens Vocational Electricians Lend a Helping Hand at Breezy

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qvElectrc2Students from Queens Vocational and Technical High School  spent a weekend in December completing electrical repairs in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens. The students are juniors and seniors in the school’s electrical installation career and technical education program. They were accompanied by their teacher, Mr. Calvert Bowen. The aspiring electricians, who must complete sixty hours of field experience to earn their certification, were partnered with an electrician who currently has a FEMA contract. The homes remain disconnected from the power grid while repairs are being made.

Students replaced wires, installed outlets, and repaired switches – all had been damaged by the fast-rising salt water flood caused by Hurricane Sandy. Personal protective suits were mandatory due to the high levels of mold and damaged insulation fibers in the homes.

Principal Melissa Burg is very proud that the school could give back to the residents of Queens in this way. “By having our students help to rebuild these neighborhoods, we have an immediate impact on people’s lives; both the residents and our students.”

 

Gompers Students Build a Model Solar House From Scratch

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Teacher Phil Gazard and scenes from the Gompers CTE High School model house. (Photo: DNAinfo/Patrick Wall)

Students at the Samuel Gompers CTE High School in the South Bronx build a 200-square-foot model house every year as part of their construction trades curriculum. Teacher Phil Gazard provides some of the raw materials himself, and the school administration and industry partner Marjam Supply help out. An article in DNAinfo by Patrick Wall tells the story:

Gazard teaches electro-mechanical installation and repair to juniors and seniors during the day; three evenings a week, he offers a similar course through the school’s adult education program. Most of his high school students have learning or other disabilities…

Gazard, who has worked as a plumber, pipefitter, electrician and machine repairman, has also taught at a school run by the electrical workers union since 1988, and has wielded that connection to land his students — and a few of their parents — union jobs.

A list stapled to a bulletin board in the back of the room names over 100 former students who now do high-paying union work. Next to the list hangs a photocopied note from one of Gazard’s old charges who thanked his former teacher for the “great foundation” he laid.

Read the whole story and see the slide show at DNAinfo.com.

Malloy Inititative has placed 1,209 NYC residents into union apprenticeships

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Through the Edward J. Malloy Inititative for Construction Skills, apprentices who enter the construction industry attend classes paid for by unions and contractors, while simultaneously being employed on projects in their craft throughout New Yor... Read more

HVAC Competition Showcases Hands-On Talents

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The Seventh Annual Service and Installation Competition held at W.H. Grady CTE High School last week tested students of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technologies. Students from Grady in Brooklyn, Alfred E. Smith CTE High S... Read more

Annual Graduating Apprenticeship Event

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The New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College holds its 41st Annual Graduating Apprentice Event on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. See exhibitions and demonstrations from world-renown manufacturers utilizing the latest technolog... Read more