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Career Technical Education Update

  

Saraland City School System offers the following Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in grades seven through twelve: Business Management and Administration; Health Science; Welding; Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering; Food, Wellness, and Dietetics; Middle School Business Technology Applications; and Middle School Teen Discoveries/Teen Connections.

Microsoft Office Specialist, ServSafe, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Welding, and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) are four credentials offered to Saraland High School students. These credentials prepare students for business/industry. Specific program courses are offered to ensure students are prepared to attain the credentials.

The CTE director, teachers, and counselors strive to develop positive working relationships with business and industry within the Saraland community. They meet with business and industry leaders two or more times per year to discuss avenues for improving instruction within the programs. Survey data is collected from local businesses to identify employee qualifications needed for the workplace.

Saraland High School's FBLA Chapter was recognized as a National Outstanding Chapter and received these awards: Super Sweeps, Non-Stop November, and Chapter Challenge. Landon McNellage was selected as Alabama Who's Who. He was recognized for this honor at the National Leadership Conference conducted in Anaheim, California in July 2017. Landon and Dylan Cox placed second in the state competitive event, Digital Video Production, and then presented their video during the National Leadership Conference. In Anaheim, the students were heavily involved in a national campaign to help elect the Southern Region Vice-President. Landon served as the Campaign Manager, while Dylan assisted with the campaign booth and election. Several local businesses aided the students in traveling to Anaheim. Hargrove & Associates awarded the young men a grant to help with expenses. 

Also in July, twelve Saraland Middle School students and four Saraland High School students joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC). The conference provided Saraland students opportunities for listening to inspiring speakers, attending learning sessions, competing on the national level, and networking with other leaders. The theme of this year’s conference was “Unlimited Possibilities,” which inspired attendees to discover the unlimited possibilities within their reach while exploring career opportunities, developing leadership skills, and growing personally while making a difference in their communities.

While attending the conference, these students competed in the Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events Competition and did exceptionally well.  The medal recipients are listed below.

 

Gold Medal Recipients:

Middle School

Makinna Stewart, Cole Maples, and Jalynn Chance: Entrepreneurship

Britlee Adams, Alison Caylor, and Morgan Ulmer: Focus on Children

Kayla Dopke and Kara McPherson: Food Innovations

 

Gold Medal Recipients:

High School

Mary Patterson: Entrepreneurship

 

Silver Medal Recipients:

Middle School

Miller Arnett and Ian Fisher: Sports Nutrition

Byrce Edmunds and Gavin Schmitz: Life Event Planning

 

Silver Medal Recipients:

High School

Hartlee Adams, Rachel Carwile, and Maslynn Schmitz: Life Event Planning

 

 


 

OCR Nondiscrimination Statement

Saraland City School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or age in its program and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.