SheTech Explorer Day is a hands-on tech conference is on April 15, 2020, for high school girls ninth through twelfth grade. This day-long event will include hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields. Girls who attend will have access to internships, receive a SheTech certificate, receive pathway information and become part of a community to help girls have opportunities in STEM.
In February for CTE Month during lunch, students were "Fishing for Careers". Students were made aware of the AWESOME CAREER CHOICES they get to make individually and the possibility of an INTERNSHIP. "They can't just leave it to chance" explains Mr. Black as each kid pulled over a new career pathway during the fishing activity. This activity was a prelude to the Career Fair that will be held on March 25th where students will be able to visit with professionals from around the valley who have been successful in their career choices.
FFA had some students with awesome success. The proficiency award program recognizes students for the skills they have developed through their Supervised Agriculture Experience (where they take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in a real-world setting). In January, 8 of our students were named Area Winners (our version of region). These students then moved on to the state competition which was held February 9.
Our girls from MMHS had a great time at Microsoft's DigiGirlz event where they built their own brush bots, designed homes using AutoDesk, used block codes to create their own video games, and learned about career opportunities for women in tech careers. They had a blast! #CTE #DigiGirlz
To celebrate CTE Month at Springville High School students were asked to think about how they plan on making their first 100 Grand? They were then challenged to think of careers that they are interested in and submitted their responses on $100 bills. After they shared their interest with Mr. Black and taped them on the wall, he gave them a kick-start to their career pathway by giving them a 100 Grand candy bar.
BYU is offering a Youth CYBERSECURITY Boys Camp and a Girls Camp summer of 2020. It is a great opportunity for students to learn, connect, and make new friends. Best of all - IT"S FREE! For more information please go to https://cybersecurity.byu.edu/pages/byugcc.html
Maple Mountain High FCCLA was represented so well at the Region 4 FCCLA competition! 25 of our Golden Eagles attended, with 22 of them competing in various projects relating to Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Projects included Fashion Construction, Event Management, Hospitality, Chapter in Review, Baking and Pastry, Job Interview, and more!
February is National CTE Month BUT what is CTE?
CTE stands for Career & Technical Education. Previously it was called vocational education. CTE focuses on teaching tech-based and career-oriented skills and prepares students with real-world skills that they need to enter the workforce in 13 different career clusters.