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Congrats to District SkillsUSA Winners!

Congratulations to the following CATEC students! These students placed in the local SkillsUSA competitions at Massanutten Technical Center on Feb. 8th. Thank you to all participants for fabulously representing CATEC .

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit that supports career and technical education. In these competitions, students compete to showcase their technical skills, and industry representatives evaluate student performance. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.  These winning students are eligible to attend state competitions in Virginia Beach on April 12 – 14th.

Emergency Medical Technician 

1st Place:
Blaine Sandridge – WAHS
Virginia Clark – WAHS

2nd Place:
Jessica Walker – WAHS
Lauren Tipton – WAHS

FA/CPR
1st – Brianna Smiley – AHS
2nd – Rebecca Gimbert – MHS
3rd – Bailey LaPrade – MHS 

Firefighting
2nd – Jonathan Pace – MHS

Veterinary
1st – Autum Woodson – MHS
2nd – LaAsia Thomas – CHS

Firefighting Student Earns Emergency Vehicle Operation Certifications

Congratulations to Holly Jenkins, a current CATEC Firefighting student, for earning her Emergency Vehicle Operation – Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 certifications through the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Fire Services Board. Last year, Holly was a Monticello High School student and was enrolled in CATEC’s Emergency Medical Technician program.  We’re very proud of you, Holly!

Earning her National Registry EMT and EVOC certifications is a major accomplishment. Only a few states allow high school students to take the EMT program.  These certifications are nationally-recognized career-level certifications that will allow Holly to pursue her Fire/EMS career goals.

“Holly Jenkins was an exemplary student in EMT class, and quickly rose to be a leader in the classroom both in academic achievement and work ethic,” says Holly’s EMT instructor, Catherine Gardner. “Many adults who have been hired by Fire Departments struggle to obtain all of these certifications; it says a lot about Holly’s persistence and dedication that she earned them all by the age of 18.”

Celebrate Career & Technical Education Month with CATEC’s Community Night

February is Career & Technical Education Month, and we are celebrating with a special event! Bring your family to tour CATEC, learn more about our career and technical education programs and enjoy dinner on us.

When: Tuesday, February 5th, 5pm-7pm
Where: 1000 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22901

Join CATEC at Barnes & Noble on February 8th

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Support CATEC, learn about our programs, and meet the team at our upcoming Barnes & Noble bookfair.

Where: Barnes & Noble’s Barracks Road Location
When:  
Friday, February 8th from 10 – 11:30 & 1:45 – 3:00

  • CATEC staff and students will be in store providing demos, services, and giveaways.
  • Come out and support your regional CTE center and learn about our programs for Albemarle County and Charlottesville City high school students AND adults!
  • A percentage of sales through 2/13/2019 will go towards CATEC if you mention us at checkout or use the online code below

Help us spread the word by downloading the flyer & telling your friends.

Can’t attend in person?

Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from from February 8 – 13, 2019. When you make a purchase, enter Bookfair ID 12486379 at checkout. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit CATEC.

CATEC Student Awarded Outstanding EMT of the Year

Amanda GimbertCongratulations to CATEC student Amanda Gimbert! Lake Monticello Rescue Squad awarded her the W.R. Copeland Memorial Award for 2018 Outstanding EMT of the Year.

Amanda has served on the Lake Monticello Rescue Squad for the past two years. She is currently a Monticello High School senior enrolled in CATEC’s firefighting class and was in the EMT program last year. Amanda intends to use her EMT and firefighting skills to purse a nursing degree through PVCC.

Here’s what Amanda’s teachers have to say about her:

Amanda was a bright, enthusiastic student in EMT class. She consistently encouraged her classmates to do their best, and pushed herself to do the same. She has excellent teamwork skills and performs equally well as team member and team leader. Amanda did not give up when the course challenged her, instead she pushed harder and worked with her classmates so everyone benefitted and improved. It came as no surprise that Amanda passed her certification test and earned her National Registry EMT certification.” — Catherine Gardner, CATEC EMT instructor

“Amanda is a great student and a leader with excellent firefighting and EMT skills. She has even taught some EMT skills to her firefighting classmates.
– Bobby Elliott, CATEC Firefighting instructor.

Earn to Learn: Construction Expo

Are you 16-18-years-old and interested in the construction trades? Come to CATEC’s “Earn to Learn Construction Expo”! Meet potential employers, learn about career opportunities and plan for your future. Join us for:

  • Hands-on activities in electrical, carpentry, masonry, HVAC, plumbing, and solar
  • Learn about career opportunities, including internships, apprenticeships & full time employment
  • Meet experts in the field
  • Learn from the pros

DATE: Wednesday, November 14
PLACE: CATEC 1000 East Rio Road
TIMES: A.M. 9:30—12:00, P.M. 1:30—3:30

Transportation will be provided for students in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City

For more info or to register for the event talk, to your high school Career Specialist or contact Debbie Gannon at dgannon@k12albemarle.org  (434)973-1945

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