2021 CTE Summer Interns
The Career and Technical Education Department eagerly hosted students throughout the district this summer to gain real world work experience. Read below to learn more about these experiences from some of the interns.
Lower Richland/Heyward Career and Technology Center
Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications Program
I’ve had the pleasure of working as an intern for the staff at the Office of School Readiness and Prekindergarten programs. The internship involved many responsibilities and activities necessary to run a professional office. As I walked through the door each day, I faced different circumstances and scenarios. Theoe scenarios allowed me to understand how to make my own decisions. Before I became an intern, I wasn’t very strong with administrative skills (organizing, filing, and answering phones). During the internship I was allowed the opportunity to showcase my newfound knowledge from the media technology class. I developed skills that allowed me to edit various presentations and videos for special events.
Now, I can carry these skills with me into my future endeavors. In conclusion, the internship is something every student should experience!
Dreher High School/Heyward Career & Technology Center
Advanced Networking Program
My internship during the summer was a rollercoaster of experience but it was a memory I refuse to forget. My time there has not only shown me that I’m hooked on a career in the in the IT field as a whole but the customer service skills I acquired over the summer at this internship has grown exponentially compared to my old job at Kohl's. I learned how to improve my communication skills, double my work ethic and how to enjoy the job without having to cause problems and fix frustrations. As a whole this experience has given me new insight to the IT world and has led me deeper into my studies and I would love to do it again if given the opportunity.
WJ Keenan High School
Government and Public Administration Program
Although my internship in the CTE Department with Thrive Richland was short, it was an invaluable experience. This experience afforded me the opportunity to gain new skills in graphic design, child care and budgeting. I applied my knowledge from classes such as government, business, leadership and other academic courses throughout my time to complete tasks. My favorite part about my internship was that every day I was completing a new task. It was never a dull day. My work environment was friendly and organized. I was able to utilize classroom experiences from core academic courses and my government program to help complete various projects. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. It was a joy filled experience.
Dominion Energy and UofSC Partnership with Richland One CTE
The Power Forward high school pipeline program has officially launched with UofSC Darla Moore School of Business and Dominion Energy! This program will offer Career & Technical Education students to explore higher education opportunities.
CTE Fall Advisory Board Meeting - Friday, October 29, 2021
A CTE Advisory Committee is essential to the future success of our students as well as the workforce. In our CTE programs we are preparing our students today, as tomorrow’s future business and community leaders. It is vitally important that we understand the ever-changing knowledge and skills needed in the world of work.
Barbering and Geometry go hand in hand at Heyward Career & Technology Center.
Students learning how to give Ginger a new look! They groomed and dyed her for Halloween.
Mr. Homecoming, Tron Gibbs, student in the Animal Science Program at Keenan High School and local president of Future Farmers of American (FFA).
Keenan High School engineering students applying science and mathematics skills to design houses!
CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Lanier Alston, Family & Consumer Science teacher at Hand Middle School, for being invited to the 2021 Whitehouse Fellowship Conference which will be held in Washington DC October 21-24.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Brooker and Starr Anderson!
SC SkillsUSA Vice President SC SkillsUSA Treasurer
Mrs. Chovan Jennings, Dr. Beyonka Wider, and Mrs. Leah Scott attended the Creators Wanted 2021 Event presented by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute at Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
The Office of CTE will be partnering with this community base to promote the field of manufacturing and give our students and teachers an opportunity to experience the mobile escape room; resources for job seekers, students, and teachers; and technology demonstrations. Pamela S. Evette (Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina); Lou Kennedy (CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporations--Standing at the Podium)