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CATEC Receives Virginia Dept of Edu Grant

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced $600,000 in competitive grants to help schools upgrade equipment for their career and technical education programs.  CATEC was one of 16 Virginia high schools and technical centers to receive $37,500 to purchase new equipment and to make other necessary improvements.

“These grants will allow students to experience and explore 21st-century career and technical programs and provide valuable opportunities to learn on up-to-date technical equipment,” said Governor Northam. “This is a great step forward in our mission to train Virginia workers for the good jobs that are available now and build an economy that works for every family in every corner of the Commonwealth.”

“We have long recognized the value of CTE programs in providing our students with knowledge and skills to prepare them to be career-ready,” said Acting State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven M. Constantino.

Learn more about the grants on the Virginia Department of Education website.

CATEC Student Featured by VA Department of Ed

jonathan hughes in firefighter uniform interview

Congrats to Jonathan Hughes! This CATEC grad was featured by the Virginia Department of Education as a “Career Success Star.” Jonathan took CTE courses at CATEC, and he is now a firefighter with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

Check out Jonathan’s interview below. He talks about what he enjoys most about his job, how he uses skills from his CATEC training and the challenges he faces every day.

Looking for fun summer activities? Check out KidsCollege at CATEC

This summer, CATEC is offering a wide range of hands-on, skill-based, STEM and technical academies for rising 7th-10th graders. Learn everything from making cupcakes, to firefighting, to splicing DNA. The academies at CATEC run the weeks of June 18-22 and June 25-29.

  • Morning and/or afternoon academies
  • STEM & technical programs
  • Located at CATEC on Rio Road
  • NEW! CATEC Foundation Scholarship

Register by April 2 for an early bird discount:  $10 off every class.

Download the brochure for details on KidsCollege@CATEC

KidsCollege@CATEC is a collaboration between PVCC and CATEC. Visit www.pvcc.edu/kidscollege for more information.

Apply for CATEC Scholarships: Deadline March 29

Planning to continue your studies after CATEC?  If you are currently a senior, post-grad, or adult who is completing a program at CATEC, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. To be considered, download and complete this packet.

Five of these scholarships are provided by the CATEC Foundation Board and are one-time awards in the amount of $1,000 each.  The two additional scholarships, The Leslie Hughes Walton and Rotary Scholarships, are awards of at least $1,500.

The evaluation criteria include academic success, community service, demonstration of technical skills within your trade, work ethic, teacher recommendation, and financial need.

Complete one application to be considered for the following scholarships:

  • Leslie Hughes Walton ($1,500) — The award is based on grades, what the student intends to do with their education, and financial need.
  • Albemarle County Rotary Club ($1,500) — Financial need, in order to continue the student’s education at a university, college, or technical school, is the one of the main criteria.  There is also a heavy emphasis on community service.
  • CATEC Foundation (4 for $1,000)These scholarships are based on academic success, community service, demonstration of technical skills, work ethic, and financial need.
  • Lance Van de Castle ($1,000) — This recipient must be a Building Trades student in high school or apprenticeship program who is pursuing post-secondary or additional training in that particular trade area. In Mr. Van de Castle’s memory, the student needs to have a “clear desire to do what is right and accept nothing but the best.”

If you have any questions, please contact the front office at 434-973-4461.

Download the application here..

Celebrate GO Skilled Trades Academy Graduation

Join us as we celebrate the graduation of our inaugural GO Skilled Trades Academy cohort! Graduates will offer presentations about their experience in the program, and certificates will be awarded. Food will be provided.

When: March 12, 2018
4:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Charlottesville Area Transit
1545 Avon Street Extended

Parking available in CAT parking lot. Overflow parking in school bus lot.

Please RSVP to Cory Demchak at demchakc@charlottesville.org by Thursday, March 8th.

Events

CATEC Fall Open House

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (5:00PM -7:00PM)

Shannon Foundation Awards Ceremony

Friday, August 18th at 10 a.m. at CATEC

Back-to-School Bash/Yard Sale

Saturday, September 23, 2017 (7:00AM – 12:00PM)

Tweets

Press Releases

Golden Apple Award winner – Capt. Bobby Elliott CATEC Firefighting instructor
Click Hereabout Golden Apple Award winner – Capt. Bobby Elliott CATEC Firefighting instructor

Board Work Session – March 23 Focus Will Be on Academies, CATEC Programs
Click HereBoard Work Session on March 23, Focus on Academies, CATEC Programs