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CTE T HE M ACOMB D AILY • M AKING T HE C ONNECTION CAREER • TECHNICAL • E D U CAT I O N T HURSDAY, D ECEMBER 18 , 2008 / PAGE 12A Real world knowledge The future awaits! Graduate of The International Culinary School makes a visit By Lindsay Kopasz Mirror Staff Writer A ttention students: The person you’re about to speak to could affect the rest of your life. Nurses, Lawyers, and This is the subtle message being sent out to Mount Clemens High School students at a Directors, Oh my! recent college visitation from The Art Institute of Michigan’s Rachel Brown. Herself a graduate of By James Wagner The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Michigan she came to show students The incoming class of freshmen started a new at MCHS’ Nutrition & Foods class how their pas- era for Mount Clemens High School. This is the sion for food could turn into a career. first class of the 9th grade academy where stu- According to the Art Institute, “As America’s dents explore career options and opportunities interest in interna- throughout all subject matters: math, science, tional cuisine grows, The next CTE page English and social studies. This very important so does the need for transition year will help students to decide on creative and experi- wil feature Warren his/her career academy for the remainder of enced culinary profes- Woods-Tower his/her high school career. Mount Clemens’s sionals.” Academies include: BioMedical Science, Creative The International Culinary School, which Arts, and Legal Studies. Almost all career choices exists as a school within a school at the Art can be placed within one of these academies and Institute, offers students within it’s culinary pro- will provide high school students with real world gram courses of study in Culinary Arts, Culinary knowledge before he or she invests in advanced Management, and Professional Baking and Pastry. training after high school. Using a variety of Scholarships are available: The Best Teen Chef classroom activities with real world applications Competition is open to high school seniors in the and field trips, the 9th grade academy is bringing United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) . in guest speakers from the community Speakers graduating in 2009 with a minimum 2.0 cumula- include college admissions agents, business mem- tive grade point average. bers, and former students. All of whom are ready , willing, and able to share the positive and negative According to the official rules, “Entry parts of his/her career, skills needed, and a typical Requirements: day at work. To be eligible to enter the Competition, first , On Tuesday November 25, Mount Clemens had submit a completed Entry & Release form by several guest speakers come in and discuss February 6, 2009 to a participating Art Institutes . careers throughout the day One speaker, Jill Yore, school offering a Culinary Arts program. a Mount Clemens Alumni and a BSN, R.N, came in The college speaker also elaborated on the Art and spoke to class of 2012 and gave them straight Institutes other programs. forward facts and information about a career in Along with exploring the idea of new plans the medical field. She discussed training and after high school students were also given a taste career opportunities for doctors, nurses, X-ray of the international food they will try in the technicians, heart surgeons, and several others. school’s international; students were treated to She explained the importance of math and science Tzatziki Yogurt and Cucumber Dip; a few chick- and the strong need to be a people person while ened out but most were game. working in the healthcare field. She also encour- This visit isn’t the only thing the district is aged the students to start volunteering now and doing to help his students for life after high become involved with a group that demonstrates school. his/her commitment to the future. Jaylor Programs involve educational planning and the Jasmund, felt the presentations were excellent, implementation of new requirements. ìShe (Mrs. Yore) described many career opportuni- The Mount Clemens High School has included ties including pediatrics, which I plan to go into college visits into its post-secondary preparation after high school. Also the question and answer for students; also small learning communities for period was cool. I liked how we could ask a real freshman and various new improvements to nurse real medical questions.î requirements and the social structure of the Guest speakers are planned throughout the school. school year and will continue to be a vital part of College visits like the one given to Mrs. Rhodes’ the class of 2012. If you would like to volunteer room at Mount Clemens High School are a small- your time and be a part of the program, please er step to a brighter future for it and its students. contact the high school at 586.461.6100. Mount Clemens High School uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Preserve, History? By Patrick Linabury Society to the Media Studies’ history. At the end of the the Digital Production class a.m. on Comcast channel 5 School Creative Arts & students. Each student will project, the Historical Society (affectionately known as and Wide Open West Channel Communications Academy Students at Mount Clemens act as an independent con- will review each students’ Bather Babble) are producing 10. By airing Bather Babble scheduled to open in Fall High School are using technol- tractor. They will make their project, hear each student’s LIVE, high school announce- live, students learn the 2009. Two other Academies ogy to create and restore, his- case as to why they are the “pitch” and award a winner. ments on cable television. importance of “doing it right will be opening, Legal Studies tory. Students enrolled in “best” historian/photograph- The plan is to have the win- Many area high schools pro- the first time.” They are and Bio-Medical Studies. The ic expert in Mount Clemens. ning projects displayed at the duce announcement pro- exposed to the environment high school building will be the Media Studies program The students will have two Anton Art Center, Mount grams, however, they do not of a news room. They also will be working on a project receiving a “facelift” over the weeks to restore their photos. Clemens Public Library and air their announcement pro- learn the importance of to restore photographs from They will correct downtown retail businesses. grams LIVE on cable televi- “PERFECT practice makes next two years in order to the Mount Clemens Bath Era. cracks/imperfections in their The Media Studies classes sion. This is EXACTLY what perfect.” accommodate the programs The restoration project will photos and colorize them. at Mount Clemens High Mount Clemens High School The current Media Studies and incoming students. be “pitched” by members of Then they will write a brief School are already making does. Bather Babble airs program will become a part Please contact 586/469-6100 for the Mount Clemens Historic narrative about the photos’ history. Students enrolled in LIVE each morning at 9:25 of the Mount Clemens High enrollment information. M A K I N G T H E Macomb Intermediate School District on Connection Ed Stanton 586/445-7640 Karen Johnston 586/228-3469 email firstname.lastname@example.org email email@example.com to Career Technical Education For more information about CTE or to share your thoughts about the “Making the Connection” series, contact school level contact the Macomb Intermediate School District. For more information about CTE at the high Karen Johnston at the Macomb Intermediate School District Contact Macomb Community College for college level programs. See contact information above. 586/228-3469 or firstname.lastname@example.org Macomb Career and Technical Education Administrators Association It is the policy of the MISD that no person on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which the MISD is responsible.
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