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Forlenza of McKee HS Wins National Gold at SkillsUSA Information Technology Competition in Kentucky

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Justin Forlenza of McKee HS outside the Kentucky Exposition Center

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2016 SkillsUSA Gold Medal

Justin Forlenza, a junior from Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School on Staten Island, won the National Gold Medal in the Information Technology Services competition (see below) at the SkillsUSA Championship last week.  The 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky June 20-June 24, 2016. More than 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participated in the event. Watch the YouTube video and see the SkillsUSA infographic.

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McKee Principal Sharon Henry, medalist Justin Forlenza and Jorge Reynoso, Computer Systems Networking Instructor and SkillsUSA Advisor, celebrate.

Justin is currently enrolled in the Computer Systems Networking Program at McKee High School. For winning First Place at the National Competition, he has received a number of prizes, a $10,000 scholarship to Sullivan University plus a number of gift cards. Justin is planning on attending SUNY’s Stony Brook University to study Software Engineering and Computer Science.

 

The SkillsUSA Contest Description:

Information Technology Services Students identify and correct end-user computing issues and must demonstrate ability to: configure and secure SOHO networks, configure network interfaces, manage client side virtual machines, navigate and modify Windows registry, deploy an operating system to a workstation, use remote assistance software and troubleshooting tools, identify virus and malware origins, understanding of basic security concepts, work with mobile devices, proficiently use commands in Windows, PowerShell, and Linux. Interpersonal skills include interaction with corporate co-workers, IT Consultants and, Consumers. In addition, the contestants are proctored a Comp TIA Certification exam. Their score on this exam is used as the basis for the written portion of the contest.

UA Global Commerce FIRST Robotics Students Make It To The Finals, Now They Need The Money To Go

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Last month, members of RoboSquad 5891 from UA Global Commerce won a slot at the World Championships in St. Louis. This month they're raising the money to go.

Last month, members of RoboSquad 5891 from UA Global Commerce won a slot at the World Championships in St. Louis. This month they’re raising the travel expenses.

After winning in the New York Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Javits Center, the students of RoboSquad 5891 at the Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce in Harlem tackled a new challenge: raising  expense money for the trip to the Finals in St. Louis. The NYC Department of Education will for travel and lodging, but not expenses.

The team sprang into action with a digital marketing effort that includes a web site pitch, a GoFundMe campaign and a video news report on NY1. Watch reporter Michael Herzenberg’s NY1 news story:

East Harlem Robotics Students Seek Help
Traveling to St. Louis for FIRST World
Championship

see the RoboSquad 5891 photo gallery, and

 

DONATE TO FUND THE TRIP

 

 

SCIP Selective Corporate Internship Program Debuts Times Square Ads at Thomson Reuters

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For almost 20 years, SCIP, the Selective Corporate Internship Program, has provided high-school and college students with leadership training and real-world business experiences.

SCIP’s new 30 second ad will run five times per hour 24/7 for two weeks on digital signage at 3 Times Square, the Thomson Reuters building. Thomson Reuters iwill also  stream the ad  globally through its internal network and at the White House.

See three animated views of the new ad and link to it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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

Radiology Competition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Leads to Internships

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“It all started in 1895 when Rector Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays…”

Azreen Hasan’s essay on the role of radiology in medicine begins with Roentgen and covers the impact of x-rays on healthcare. At the annual Radiology Competition last Spring organized by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), Azreen’s winning effort landed her a summer internship doing research in engineering. The high school junior from Manhattan’s High School for Health Professions and Human Services produced a study of the Measurement of Electrical Resistance with Paper Based Circuits for the Diagnosis of Urinary Infection, research that could lead to inexpensive diagnostic tools for developing countries.

The annual competition, Radiology: Giving Back to New York City, was launched in 2004 by Dr. Hedvig Hricak, Chair of the Department of Radiology at MSK, and is administered by Dr. Sara J. Abramson, Emeritus Attending and former Director of Pediatric Radiology,  and Dr. Jacqueline Bello. Some 30 faculty and staff members volunteer their time and talents every year. About 75 students from all five boroughs compete, and last year five received internships at MSK.

Sheila Fortunato, CTE Council Member and Grants/Program Manager for the Department of Radiology at MSK published an account of the competition on the prestigious Elsevier Connect journal:

High school essays lead to internships
at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The journal article includes Azreen Hasan’s 2015 essay as well as the 2014 essay winner Sarah Tress, formerly of Staten Island Technical High School and now studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Nominate a CTE Teacher for the Schair Award

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Long-time chair of the Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education

The deadline for the 2016 Stanley Schair CTE Teacher Award for Excellence and Innovation is January 31.  The award is named for long-time CTE Council chair Stanley Schair who led the CTE effort in New York City for many years.

Nominate an exceptional New York City teacher who has demonstrated excellence in delivering a career and technical education program and who has created innovative approaches in the classroom, in partnerships with business and the community and in forging post-secondary pathways.

See the nomination form.

The Stanley Schair CTE Teacher Award for Excellence and Innovation will be presented at the United Federation of Teachers CTE Awards Recognition Ceremony on February 4,  2016.

CTE Student Apps Highlighted in ABC News TCS Marathon Coverage

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Four CTE high schools participated in an app challenge at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon.

Just before the start of this year’s TCS New York City Marathon, ABC-TV news reporter Amy Breeze filed a story about the TCS goIT Technology Awareness Program. Students from four high schools — Chelsea CTE High School, the Academy for Software Engineering, Thomas Edison CTE High School and the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering — created a series of apps to support the marathon.

Watch the video.

NYCCTE Launches First Ever CTE High School Fair Nov 14 for Middle School Students and Their Families

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For the first time ever,Middle School students and their families can learn about career and technical education opportunities in a citywide CTE High School Fair scheduled for

Saturday, November 14 from
9:00 am to 2:00 pm at
George Westinghouse CTE High School,
105 Johnson Street in
Downtown Brooklyn, New York

Click for the informational flyer in English and Spanish:

CTEHSFair
CTEESFeria

For more information, email Harini Venkatesh HVenkatesh@schools.nyc.gov.

 

Virtual Enterprises Students Tell Their Stories Inside the Internships

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Inside-the-Internships

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Students in the Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) entrepreneurship program are more than ready to make real contributions to organizations in need of their energy and skills. VEI participants from high schools around the city described their paid summer internship experiences with New York business. Some students are native New Yorkers, others are recent transplants. Each will carry a lasting memory of their first summer job, first boss, first paycheck.

Thanks to support from JP Morgan Chase & Co.  for the second year, VEI students had the opportunity to spend six weeks learning and contributing to the organizations listed above — for-profit, non-profit and government agencies. These outstanding internship hosts represent a combination of established and growing businesses spanning different industries and markets,  each offering valuable working opportunities for graduating VEI students.