Columbia Area Career Center offers high school as well as post-secondary coursework, with a mission of preparing students for the work force, through classroom instruction as well as Career Center expectations. Read about the exciting forecast for job potential in technical fields in this article by CACC Director Linda Rawlings and Superintendent Chris Belcher.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Helping students investigate potential career paths is one of the things CACC Counselor, Ellen Buechler loves about her job. Recently, she introduced CACC student Loyal Carpenter to KMIZ Meteorologist, Neville Miller at the ABC 17 station. They watched as Miller forecasted the upcoming snow storm and then listened as he explained the path to becoming a meteorologist. The visit even included a chance for Loyal to give it a try. Standing in front of the green screen, Carpenter gave his version of the upcoming storm.
Thanks to Neville Miller and ABC KMIZ 17 for inspiring and investing in young people.
|Loyal Carpenter tries his hand at weather forecasting|
|Loyal Carpenter and Neville Miller at KMIZ TV 17|
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
One of the perks of being an Auto Tech student are the field trips. Twenty-two students from John Green’s Automotive Technology classes traveled to Bartle Hall in Kansas City to the “World of Wheels” car show for inspiration. Check out some of the sights.
Sherie Rodekohr's Floral and Plant Design students stayed busy filling Valentine's Day orders. Read about it in the Columbia Daily Tribune.
|Roses in a vase, designed by Floral and Plant design students|
|Carnations, ready for delivery|
|Rita Vega arranges a single red rose in a box|
|Elena Tucker and instructor, Sherie Rodekohr busy making Valentine Day arrangements|
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Marketing students and DECA members, Connor McCarty and Michelle King, represented Columbia Area Career Center in a visit to the Capitol in Jefferson City for ACTE Legislative Day. Their role was to discuss the importance of Career and Technical Education. While there, they had the opportunity to meet in the House Chamber with State Representative Caleb Jones and witness the signing of a proclamation for Career and Technical Education month in Governor Nixon's office.
|Connor McCarty and Michelle King in the House Chamber|
|Michelle King, Representative Caleb Jones, Connor McCarty and Marketing instructor, Pete Eichholz|
Monday, February 11, 2013
Surprise that special someone this Valentine's Day with fresh flowers.
Check out the selection of carnations and roses at CACC's Flower shop .
Click here for brochure.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Decked out in orange safety vests, SkillsUSA members pitched in and picked up over 20 large bags of trash on the CACC campus, Thursday, February 7, 2013. Advisors Brad Mann, Bob Allee and Bill Mitchell lent a hand as well. At the conclusion of their service project, they were treated to a barbeque dinner.
|Quinn Pestle and Malik Baskett attach weights to bridge|
|Weights are evenly distributed |
|All bridges are subjected to the same method|
|Students patiently await their turn|
|Civil Engineering students Andrew Bair and Aaron McMurry add weight as part of the test|
Morgan Brown gives a thumbs up!