Summer 2010 Volume 7, Issue 4
College Spotlight Reflections...
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Information Are you a dreamer? Do you try to see into the future and make a guess about
where you’ll be and what you’ll be doing 10 or 15 years from now? Do you
Page 7 sometimes think your dreams are out of reach? That’s too much school, the work’s
too hard, it’ll take too long, it’s too expensive, or too risky. I know you’ve heard
before –“If you don’t shoot for what you really want you’ll never hit your mark.”
Every day I see people who have given up their dream who are wasting their
talents working at jobs that aren’t challenging or satisfying. Consequently, they are
Class of unhappy in their job and earning less money than they could be.
2010 When people are asked why they give up on their dreams they almost always say
they didn’t think they could make it or they didn’t see a better option available.
Sometimes that’s because of events they couldn’t control or poor decisions they
made that got them in a situation where their choices were truly limited. That
could be anything from living in an area where schooling was of poor quality,
to legal issues, to family stresses, to poor study habits, to their choice of friends.
ETS Contact Information Unfortunately, when students reach that point they often decide to give up on their
Page 7 dreams and settle for something less.
That leads me to the real question I want to raise in this article. Whose
responsibility is it to be sure you get a good education and are well prepared to go
to school after high school? Obviously, a three year-old doesn’t have much control
Scrapbook over who his friends are or how hard he studies, but as you move from being a
three year-old to being a 16 year-old, the responsibility for your decisions and for
Page 2 who you become are more and more yours. I know several students who at 14,
15 or 16 decided it was up to them to do their school work – not Mom or Dad. It
was their choice who they had as friends and the choice affected their chance of
success. It was up to them to learn all they could and ask for help if they needed
Job Shadow Program it. They figured out the power to reach their dreams was within them and no one
Page 3 else could do it for them or take it away from them unless they allowed it. With
that in mind, give the rest of this school year the very best you can. You might be
surprised what you can accomplish. Finish strong.
Upcoming MAC Events
Take care, Jerry
February 12, 2010
March 13, 2010
8 Grade Field Trip
Challenger Learning Center – St Louis
Job Shadow Program
ETS is excited to announce a new service being offered to our students. Our program has developed a one-day
job shadowing experience designed for our 10th, 11th, and 12th grade ETS students. The goal of the Job Shad-
owing Program is to give our students an opportunity to experience different careers “up-close”. By participat-
ing, students have an opportunity to learn facts about an occupation that can assist them in determining a career
or college major.
You may be asking yourself what job shadowing is. Job Shadowing is an opportunity for you to connect or
“shadow” with a business professional (job shadowing mentor) who has specific knowledge about an occupa-
tion or career in which you are interested. You observe responsibilities and tasks associated with the mentor’s
career and have the opportunity to ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents, and level of education
required for the job. While the purpose of job shadowing is to gather career related information and expand your
networking contacts, it also allows you to build interviewing skills, become aware of trends in the field and see
workforce technologies in action.
Our goal at ETS is to provide this opportunity on a yearly basis, so if you aren’t in grades 10th, 11th, or 12th
this year, stay tuned, it will be your turn before you know it…
Check out the New ETS 1 web site.
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out your mouth in Japan - they stack better. For those of you planning to take dual enrollment
at over classes next year, you need to take either the ACT
100 m.p.h. or the COMPASS exam this spring.
Antarctica is the only
continent without Juniors and Seniors can take the ACT free with a
reptiles or snakes. fee waiver from ETS. Deadline to sign up for the
June 12 ACT test is May 7.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're
Peanuts are consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
All students who will be taking dual enrollment
one of the classes can take the COMPASS for free. See your
It's against the law
ingredients in ETS Advisor for more information about signing
to have a pet dog in
dynamite. up for the ACT or COMPASS test.
T.J. Halbert - BHS Megan Andrea - FHS Connor Wangler - FRHS
Paulina Keith - BHS Whitney Gerber - FHS Dalton LaRue - NCHS
Jason Mayberry - BHS Kassidy Kee - FHS Desiree' Morris - NCHS
Aria Murdock - BHS Danyell O'Neal - FHS Danielle Pyeatt - NCHS
Jennifer Wilson - BHS Elisha Smith - FHS Kaylin Sipp - NCHS
Kimberly Eckhoff - CHS Heather Thompson FHS Kristy St. Gemme - NCHS
Breanna Elser - CHS Chelsea Wiles - FHS Rachel Carlyon - WCHS
Daniel Hall - CHS Emily Wisdom - FHS Lacey Cassidy - WCHS
Zachary Metcalf - CHS Brittany Hutcheson - FRHS Diane Davis - WCHS
Jarred Stewart - CHS Brittany Rouse - FRHS Trever Morgan - WCHS
Melinda Wood - CHS Samantha Shepard - FRHS Jacob Nicholson - WCHS
Lauren Woodfin - CHS Sandra Shoemaker - FRHS Brittany Tongay - WCHS
Jessica Allison - FHS Cory Snyder - FRHS Kolden Ward - WCHS
Chelsea Walka - FRHS Janette Wells - WCHS
Fall 2010 Scholarships
ETS Staff is honored to be able to
help students reach their dreams and
potential by offering scholarships to Congratulations to the 8 students who will
our students. The number of scholar- receive a $500.00 scholarship to the college
ships offered changes from year to year or university of their choice.
depending on our program budget.
This year, we are pleased to announce T.J. Halbert - BHS
that 8 scholarships were awarded. Emily Wisdom - FHS
We had 20 students apply and all of Brittany Hutcheson - FRHS
them were deserving of the award. We Desiree’ Morris - NCHS
would like to thank all of you who did Kristy St. Gemme - NCHS
Diane Davis - WCHS
Jacob Nicholson - WCHS
Kolden Ward - WCHS
Create Your Own Summer Job: 6 Ways to Make Money This Summer
Funds in the sun
Summer’s here, and opportunities for quick money abound. If you’re a recent graduate, a teacher or student off
for the summer, or anyone else looking for some quick cash, summer’s a great time to start a business. With a
little money, some hard work, and a lot of entrepreneurial spirit, you can start turning a profit immediately. And all
of these ideas are things you can still walk away from in September if you want to. Here are six ways you can be
your own boss this summer:
2. Lawn and yard care
1. Go where it’s hot, and help people keep cool People who care for their own yard the rest of the year
There are plenty of public places that don’t have may not want to keep up with it in the summer, when
snack bars, and even the convenience store’s just not it needs to be mowed every 1-2 weeks. And full-time
convenient enough. Bottled water, sports drinks, visors, professional yard maintenance services want to set
cheap sunglasses, and battery-powered fans will sell up regular contracts. Offer a low price and don’t try
anywhere there’s sun. Try parks, the beach, baseball to push the ongoing contracts. Be opportunistic. Drive
practice field, or even a busy street corner near popular through neighborhoods looking for yards that need
summer destinations. Things to watch out for: Check mowing and leave a flyer. It’s hard work, but decent
into your local sales tax requirements. Also, permits money if you control your costs. Things to watch out
may be required at beaches, parks, and other public for: Equipment maintenance can eat up all your profits
areas. very quickly. Keep it well-oiled, clean, and sharp. Also,
don’t chintz on the equipment. The right equipment will
allow you to work twice as fast. The wrong equipment
will make some yards impossible.
3. House sitting and pet sitting
Summer is family vacation time, and someone has to
watch the pets and take the mail and newspaper in 4. Mobile car detailing
when everybody leaves for a week or two. If you can People love convenience, and the idea of having your
target your marketing to families, that will be most car cleaned while it’s already sitting there at their
effective. home or office sure beats the heck out of taking
Things to watch out for: Trust is everything in this it someplace and having to wait on it. Luxury car
business. Be prepared to provide personal references. owners may be reluctant to use machine washes,
Network with everyone you know to let them know and especially owners of high-top vans and pick-up
you’re looking for this kind of work. Referrals will be trucks may not even be able to. Things to watch
your best lead source. out for: Know the Environmental Protection Agency
regulations on the chemicals you use and local water
5. Summer nanny / babysitter 6. Tutoring and teaching
For working parents of school-age kids, summer Opportunities abound for the entrepreneurially-
presents a real challenge. Summer camp may take minded person with knowledge to share. Some
care of a few weeks, a family trip another week or two, kids need help catching up on one or two subjects,
but then what about the rest of the summer? Find two homeschoolers usually school year ‘round, and many
or three families, or one with several kids, and take parents put their kids in summer classes on a fun
care of the kids during the day. Things to watch out topic like science, drama, or creative writing. You
for: Caring for multiple children not in the same family can tutor individual kids, or put together a group
will generally require licensing and will require the workshop or week-long class. Things to watch out
facilities to meet certain requirements. There’s a big for: Generally, teaching short classes that are not for
step from watching 2-3 kids from 1-2 families in one credit doesn’t require any kind of special licensing, but
of their homes to watching 4-5 kids in your own home. check your local regulations to make sure that you
Some states have licensing requirements for nannies, don’t end up falling under the day care regulations if
as well. you have multiple kids.
All of the above business ideas can be started on a minimal budget and bootstrapped by reinvesting some of your
profits. While they have a seasonal element to them, they also all offer the potential of growing into a full-time,
year-round business if you choose, but they’re all also things you can walk away from in the fall.
Start your engines!
We recently looked into a unique school that some students may
want to consider. Normally we have two colleges we highlight
for students, but due to the space needed for this article, we
decided to list just one college. The reason we looked into this
school is because we had a young LADY that requested to go to
“In 1976, NASCAR’s premier division took the lead in worldwide motorsports attendance for the first time with
more than 1.4 million spectators making their way to events, according to figures from the Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company. That lead never has been relinquished.” (http://www.nascar.com/news/features/history/).
NASCAR is an acronym for National Association They also have Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
for Stock Car Auto Racing. When this young lady and Marine Mechanics Institute for those specific fields of
requested to go to school where the NASCAR mechanics training. Technicians from these two trainings have gone
are trained, we began looking into what schools existed on to work with race teams in the motorcycle and marine
that NASCAR looks at. We found that NASCAR actually race teams.
endorses one school, which goes by four different names.
They have multiple locations throughout the United States UTI and its affiliates are accredited through the
for training in several different majors. Of the many Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of
locations, when it comes to training for NASCAR, their Technology. They have many forms of financial assistance
Mooresville location is THE location to look at. including Federal Student Aid and scholarships. They
have housing and many other benefits on their campuses.
“UTI Mooresville and NASCAR Tech is located Tutoring is available. They have class schedules set up for
in Mooresville, North Carolina also known as Race City, morning, afternoon and evenings so students can hold a job
USA. Just 30 miles north of Charlotte, Mooresville is home during their schooling. One of their counselors explained
to more than 70 race teams. Right down the road you’ll there are many scholarships offered from companies
find Lowe’s Motor Speedway, home of the NASCAR Sprint tied to NASCAR and students should not let the cost
Cup.” (http://www.uti.edu/Home/Nascar-Tech/School/Charlotte). scare them away. Each year in March,
the school offers testing to determine
UTI (Universal Technical Institute) teamed who receives some special scholarships.
up with NASCAR and put together a premier Those scholarships range from $500 to
school to train technicians so they would be able to $5000. Seniors are encouraged to take
specialize in training to work in NASCAR. That is these tests before they graduate. Other
what the Mooresville location is all about. Whether scholarships are also available. The cost for
wanting to train for NASCAR or any other area in the the schooling can range from $28,000 to $41,000 with the
field of motorized vehicles, UTI can get you there with NASCAR specialties being in the higher cost range. They
the top training. When attending UTI and NASCAR have a special program for students called NASCAR Angels.
Technical Institute (NTI), you can train to be a highly The Angels program allows the students to get together, with
specialized technician in FORD Accelerated Credential the assistance of the school and NASCAR, and rebuild some
Training, Nissan Automotive Technician Training, of the students’ personal vehicles. Training they provide
Toyota Professional Automotive Technician, Diesel and will be completed in one to one and one half years in most
Industrial Technology (CRRT), Daimler Truck, Cummins, of the certifications they offer.
Mini, Auto/NASCAR (with specific training to be part
of the pit crew or fabrication or other specialized areas)
technology, collision repair or Manufacturer Specific
Advanced Training (MSAT) for Audi, BMW, International They have a 97% job placement rate. Hundreds of
ITEP, Mercedes-Benz Elite and Elite CRT, Porsche PTAP, UTI and NTI graduates are hired before they ever graduate.
Volkswagen Academy and Volvo Safe Programs. Some employers only hire graduates from UTI and NTI.
To contact them for more information, or to enroll, you can call:
1-877-201-2597 or write to 220 Byers Creek Road, Mooresville, NC 28117-4378.
You can also enroll online on their web page. Their web page is www.uti.edu.
The local representative for this school is Joseph Washburn.
His direct phone number is 636-352-8908.
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