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You’re Invited! CATEC’s 2018 Completers’ Ceremony

2017 graduates from the CATEC dental program

You are cordially invited to attend the Completers’ Ceremony honoring
2017-2018 CATEC High School Completers & Adult Apprenticeship Graduates

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center
Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

The Completers’ Ceremony is CATEC’s graduation acknowledging students who have completed their CATEC trade program. No invitation or ticket will be required for friends and family members to attend.

Family Dinner Reception

There will be a dinner reception for students and family members at 5:00PM in the Charlottesville High School cafeteria (B Commons). Please park in the Performing Arts Center parking lot and walk around to the main entrance of CHS.

Student Attire

Students need to arrive for the Completers’ Ceremony no later than 6:00 PM and should dress in professional attire (business or business casual). High school seniors who are also graduating from their base schools must bring their graduation gowns (but not their caps) to wear during the ceremony. CATEC will provide gowns for undergraduate and homeschooled students who do not already have a graduation gown. Loaned gowns must be returned after the ceremony. There will be a photographer available to take pictures of your child during the ceremony and you will be able to purchase those at a later date.

Questions? 

Please call 434-973-4461 if you have questions. We hope you will join us for this very special event!

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..

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)

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