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We want to change your perception of CTE. Henrico's Career & Technical Education's podcast promotes and educates students and parents about the importance of career and technical education in Henrico County, Virginia and the US. Join Reshawn Garnett and Mike Roberts and find why career and technical education is so important for students now and for their future. Show comments are welcome. Please email us at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

We want to change your perception of CTE. Henrico's Career & Technical Education's podcast promotes and educates students and parents about the importance of career and technical education in Henrico County, Virginia and the US. Join Reshawn Garnett and Mike Roberts and find why career and technical education is so important for students now and for their future. Show comments are welcome. Please email us at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

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United States

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We want to change your perception of CTE. Henrico's Career & Technical Education's podcast promotes and educates students and parents about the importance of career and technical education in Henrico County, Virginia and the US. Join Reshawn Garnett and Mike Roberts and find why career and technical education is so important for students now and for their future. Show comments are welcome. Please email us at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

Language:

English

Contact:

804-781-1813


Episodes

Henrico CTE Now, Season 3 Episode 1: Guest, Nate Smith

1/12/2021
We have another exciting episode for you here. Nate Smith completed the ACE Center at Highland Springs Computer Technology class a few years ago and that started him on a tremendous journey that has led him to work for two amazing companies already in his young years! So let's kick off our 3rd season of Henrico CTE Now with his story! Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at...

Duration:00:25:54

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 24, Guests: LTC Forest Black, retired Sergeant Major Keitha Orth, cadet Brenda Osbourne

12/29/2020
If you are looking for ways to pay for college then you will want to listen to our latest episode. The military has more ways to pay for your education than you can imagine. Listen to our guests LTC Forest Black, retired Sergeant Major Keitha Orth, and cadet Brenda Osbourne as we visit with them at Virginia State University and find out that you will have a regular college life while Uncle Sam pays for your education. Don't miss out on this information. Make sure to give us a shoutout at...

Duration:00:33:10

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 23, Guests: Brock Covington, Ms. Bobbie Southard

12/15/2020
In today's episode, we again have a great success story of an ACE Center graduate. Brock Covington graduated from our Sports Medicine course at the ACE Center at Hermitage just a few years ago and he has recently opened his own gym called Iron Built Gym. We talk to him and his Sports Medicine teacher, Ms. Bobbie, about his experiences that led to opening his own business. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like...

Duration:00:38:40

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 22, Guests: Brian Viscuso, Kevin Poynter, Zane Schultz

12/1/2020
This episode guests are Brian Viscuso, Assistant Director, Infrastructure & Operations Henrico County Information Technology, Kevin Poynter, IT Manager for Service Desk Henrico County Information Technology, Zane Schultz, service Desk Henrico County Information Technology. Today we talk about our Computer Technology graduate from our Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center, Zane Schultz, and how he decided his career path and getting hired right out of high school to work for Henrico...

Duration:00:31:53

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 21: Guests: Ms. Catina Downey, CPA

11/17/2020
We really enjoyed interviewing CPA, Ms. Catina Downey. We talked to her about her career path to become a CPA and start her own business. Her graduation from J.R. Tucker High School, and her participation in the Cooperative Education program at Tucker. We also found out that she has worked very hard to give back to the community and is working to encourage students to volunteer as a Student Tax Preparer for the Henrico County Varina Center Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Find...

Duration:00:32:14

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 20: Guest: Michael Wooden, VP of Arcadis, W. Ed Overmann, Capital Projects Manager, Henrico County DPU, Tim Mohr of Schnable Engineering

11/3/2020
Reshawn and I were excited to get to visit the Cobbs Creek Reservoir project site. Cobbs Creek reservoir, when completed, will help supply Henrico County residents with water for the next 50 years. We sat down with three members of the team that have been instrumental in the day to day work to complete such a huge project for Henrico. Michael Wooden, VP of Arcadis, W. Ed Overmann, Capital Projects Manager, Henrico County Department of Public Utilities, Tim Mohr of Schnable Engineering. Have...

Duration:00:32:37

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 19: Guest: Larry Maready, John Neal, and Clayton Fuhrman

10/20/2020
In this episode, we visit the Henrico Central Automotive Maintenance (CAM) facility where we talk to Clayton Fuhrman, a recent graduate of our Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center diesel program, Larry Maready, Fleet Manager for CAM, and John Niel, Director of General Services for Henrico County. We had a great interview that included a personal account from a recent graduate from one of our Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs, and county reps that know the power of a CTE...

Duration:00:30:43

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 18: Guest: Chris Williams, CEO of Henrico Federal Credit Union

10/6/2020
Reshawn and I had a great interview with Chris Williams at the Henrico Federal Credit Union offices. We talked about his career path to CEO at the Henrico Federal Credit Union and how the credit union is involved with educating students about their finances and their commitment to being involved with the community at large. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at...

Duration:00:27:12

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 17: Guest: Karl Fox, Barbering Teacher

9/22/2020
We just continue to have great interviews with exceptional people. Karl Fox is our new barbering teacher at the ACE Center at Hermitage. He talks with us about his career and how he came to start teaching and why a CTE education is so important today. We could have stayed with him all day. Don't miss this episode. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at...

Duration:00:32:46

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 16: Guest: Monica Smith-Callahan

9/8/2020
Today's interview is with Monica Smith-Callahan. Varina High School graduate, mother, and deputy county manager for community affairs with Henrico County. She speaks with us about the importance of a CTE education in today's new reality. Students, parents, and business leaders will be interested in this great interview. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at...

Duration:00:33:20

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 15: Guests: Commander, Curtis Irby, and Master Chief Petty Officer Shawn Grasty

8/25/2020
This episode is special because we have two men who after completing a career in the military both decided to continue to be of service by becoming JROTC instructors with Henrico County Schools. Commander, Curtis Irby, and Master Chief Petty Officer Shawn Grasty talk about their careers and how JROTC can help young students with leadership skills and more. Have a listen to a great episode. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you...

Duration:00:34:02

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 14: Guest: Eugene Bordonie, volunteer with our Student House Building Project

8/11/2020
Mr. Eugene Bordonie started his working life as an electrician and switched careers to become a real estate agent. He is also on CTE's Student House Building Project board called the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation. The HBP is a program for our trade students at our ACE Centers to learn and apply their skills on a foundation to roof house that once completed is sold on the housing market which funds the next student build house. Listen to the interview and find out...

Duration:00:28:46

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 13: Guests: Dr. Samantha Habib, Veterinarian

7/28/2020
This episode's guest is Dr. Samantha Habib, a veterinarian with Locke A. Taylor and Associates. We are continuing to focus on essential workers and I don't think anyone would argue that point when it comes to our pets. Dr. Habib is working as a vet at one of Richmond's more popular vet hospitals with 2 locations in the Richmond area. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at...

Duration:00:33:02

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 12: Guests: Dana Markland, CEO of Home Building Association of Richmond

7/14/2020
The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) is a non-profit group, founded in 1946 as a trade organization to help the various companies in Richmond that are involved in building homes. We had a great conversation with Dana Markland, CEO of HBAR about the importance of young people entering into the trades in an industry that has had a decades-long deficit of young people entering the trades fields. The trades are important careers that are fulfilling, create successful individuals, are...

Duration:00:32:23

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 11: Guests: Sheldon and Shari Glassner with the ACE Center Graphic Communications Program

6/30/2020
This was a great interview with Sheldon and Shari Glassner. Sheldon is the instructor at the ACE Center at Hermitage Graphic Communications program. Shari is an instructional assistant at Hermitage High School. Sheldon has over the years built one of the top graphic communications programs in the state of Virginia, high school, or college. The Glassner's discuss the work they and the students do for many departments in with Henrico County Schools, Henrico government, and other school...

Duration:00:31:53

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 10: Guests: Johnna Chandler, EMT Teacher at Hermitage ACE Center

6/16/2020
We are continuing our coverage of essential workers and careers out there during COVID 19. This interview is with Johnna Chandler, an Emergency Medical Technician instructor at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Johanna talks to us about her many years of experience and training in the EMT field and her most recent experience when she went to New York to help during the hight of the pandemic. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who...

Duration:00:25:28

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 9: Guests: Ruben Canty, and Crystal Sarvay

6/2/2020
This week we have another podcast profiling essential workers during these days of Corona. The nursing field are right now the warriors on the front lines of this battle against Corona 19. Their numbers are stretched and in need of reinforcing for the current situation and for our daily needs across the country for generations to come. Have a listen as we talk with Ruben Canty and Crystal Sarvay, both graduates of our Practical Nursing program years ago, about the importance of young people...

Duration:00:30:35

Henrico CTE Now Season 2 Episode 8: Power Generation, Part 4 of Our Series on the New Career Cluster, "Energy."

5/19/2020
This episode is our fourth in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called "Energy." In this episode, we are talking about Power Generation and our guests are, Dominika Sink, M&A Associate, Strata Solar, Wafa May Elamin, Executive Director, Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance (VA-REA), Lauren Lopez, SUPV NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, Dominion Energy, and Emily Hughes, Project Manager at EDP Renewables. This was such a great interview and wish...

Duration:00:57:54

Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 7: Fuel Production and Distribution for the new "Energy" Career Cluster

5/5/2020
This episode is our third in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called "Energy." We are talking about Fuel Production and Distribution with, Sasha Furdak-Roy, Operations Center Manager, Northern VA Columbia Gas of Virginia, Dana Willingham, Manager, Technical Training and Training Center Columbia Gas of Virginia, and Greg Meinweiser, ENGINEER II - Nuclear, Dominion Energy. There are so many careers in the energy field today and...

Duration:00:36:06

Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 6: Guest Mr. Henry Rosenbaum, Henrico Firefighter

4/21/2020
While we are living with the circumstances of the COVID 19 virus we all now understand what an essential worker is. With that reality, we will begin an interview series with essential workers in this country while we continue our podcast series covering Virginia's new career cluster. So I hope you will enjoy listening to Henry Rosenbaum, Assistance Chief / Fire Marshal with the Henrico Fire Department as he describes the opportunities offered to today's young people when it comes to an...

Duration:00:30:03