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                              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

          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
                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                   Ed Stanton 586/445-7640                               Karen Johnston 586/228-3469
                                                                                                                                  email                                email

                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                               Macomb Career and Technical Education
                                                                                                                               Administrators Association

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                                                                                                                          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
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