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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

Location:

United States

Description:

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 2 Episode 5: The LifeReady Skills Challenge Career Rodeo

3/24/2020
This episode Reshawn interviewed students and business representatives who attended our first annual Skills Challenge Career Rodeo. The event hosted over 425 students and over 100 business representatives at an event where the businesses judged students as they demonstrated their skills and the businesses requested over 300 resumes from the students.

Duration:00:46:58

Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 4: Guests, Jackie Merrick, Sameera Younus-Kan, and Matt Kellam with Dominion Energy

3/10/2020
This episode is our second in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called "Energy." In this episode, we have 3 professionals from Dominion Power, Jackie Merrick System Reliability Engineer, Sameera Younus-Kan, Electric Distribution Design, and Matt Kellam, Military & Recruitment Coordinator for Dominion Power. This podcast we are discussing "Energy Transmission, Distribution, and Storage" and how important that students consider...

Duration:00:54:36

Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 3: Guest, Daniel Pruitt, Branch Manager for RICOH USA, INC

2/25/2020
We had a great time talking with Daniel about the many services offered by RICO USA and the many benefits of young people coming to work with an international company like RICO. It is amazing how a technology company like RICO has dozens of different careers available for young people to explore covering software, hardware, sales, support, and so many more. Many of these careers can be experienced in our programs before students graduate from high school. Please listen to this great episode...

Duration:00:51:28

Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 2: Guest, Carrie Webster, Chase Counts, KC Bleile

2/11/2020
This episode is special because it is the first of a series of episodes related to the new 17th Career Clusters being introduced through the Virginia Department of Education this July. A Career Cluster is a sequence of courses within your area of interest and was created by the U.S. Department of Education. Students. A Career Cluster will connect you with 79 Career Pathways from high school to college and/or career. For more information about Career Clusters follow this link to the Virginia...

Duration:00:40:07

Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 1: Guest, Kathy Case and Justin White

1/28/2020
In this episode, we talk to Kathy Case with Takeoff Co. and Justin White who is now with CB Flooring (change happened after the show was recorded). Both have been in the flooring industry for a long time and both got to where they are now on very different career tracks. They are talking to us today about Henrico CTE's Life Ready Expo and how their industry is looking to hire young people to get them started in great careers. Kathy also talks to us about women in construction and NAWIC...

Duration:00:50:38

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 28: 2019 End of the Year Recap Show

1/14/2020
It has been just over a year since we first started the CTE Now Podcast! In 2018 our director, Mac Beaton asked Reshawn and me to find out what it would take to start a podcast. Neither of us had any experience other than Reshawn having a few years of experience working in radio in college. After some research, getting our equipment and hosting we got started. Since then I think we have done well in our first year. We have a great list of guests in just our first year. From students and...

Duration:00:39:12

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 27: Guest, Dalton Echard with Anton Paar

12/31/2019
This episode we have a great interview with Dalton Echard who is newly in charge of an apprenticeship program with the company, Anton Paar. Mr. Echard is an exciting interview and Anton Parr has got to be one of the most interesting companies we have been introduced to this year. You have to listen to find out about this company and what they do and how they want to hire our students! Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

Duration:00:38:11

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 26: Guest, Amber Tilman, Community Development Manager with Facebook's Henrico Data Center

12/17/2019
This episode, we are very excited to have Amber Tilman, who is the Community Development Manager with Facebook's Henrico Data Center. Facebook is building its newest data center in our own backyard of Eastern Henrico County. She manages Facebook's presence here in Henrico County. She meets with community partners like Henrico CTE, school administrators, local chambers of commerce, and making sure that Facebook is being a good member of the community. Listen to the episode and find out about...

Duration:00:18:00

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 25: Guest, Amy Cashwell, Amy Lorenzo, and Steve Rayborn

12/3/2019
Dr. Amy Cashwell, superintendent of Henrico County Schools, talks to us about the importance of CTE programs for students in Henrico County. Amy Lorenzo, Policy Director for Idaho Career and Technical Education, and Steve Rayborn, Deputy Administrator for Idaho Career and Technical Education were in the Richmond area for a conference and heard a lot about Henrico CTE and came for a visit. Of course, we had to have them as guests on our CTE Now podcast. Please join us for another great...

Duration:00:26:05

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 24: Reshawn and Mike interview parents and students attending the Life Ready Expo

11/19/2019
As promised we have part 2 of our Life Ready Expo coverage. In part 2 we are talking with parents and students who attended our very first Life Ready Expo. I hope you enjoy it. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

Duration:00:40:04

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 23, Reshawn and Mike interview businesses attending the Life Ready Expo

11/5/2019
Henrico CTE had a very successful Life Ready Expo with over 150 businesses and over 2000 parents and 8th to 12-grade students. We were able to interview representatives of just a few of the businesses at the Expo. These are great interviews with different industries and showed the importance of business partnerships with Henrico CTE and how we can connect students with these companies and the career tracks they offer. Our next episode will have parents and students we interviewed during the...

Duration:00:36:30

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 22: VACTEA Conference Recap

10/22/2019
Recently the Henrico CTE Now hosts, Rashawn and Mike were invited to hold a demonstration of our podcast to other CTE administrators in Virginia who attended the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education Conference in Virginia Beach. We had great audiences and 4 great guests from all over Virginia. Here is the combined podcasts from our visit. Our first 2 guests were Kenny Ballance, the Director of Career and Technical Education for Louisa County and Darla Miller, Principal of...

Duration:00:32:57

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 21: Guest, Rob Doolidge, Tech Ed Teacher

10/8/2019
This episode we interview Technology Education teacher, Rob Doolidge, at Short Pump Middle School. Rob talks to us on the importance of student's involvement with Tech Ed and how it can develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on woods and metals projects. Rob is a high energy teacher who has built great programs that are highly sought out by many Short Pump Middle students. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

Duration:00:26:16

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 20: Guest, Spencer, Bonnie, and Sam Werneth

9/24/2019
Spencer Werneth, an EMT student at the Hermitage ACE Center, and his parents Bonnie and Sam are with us today to talk to us about Spencer’s journey to be Life Ready through Henrico CTE. Spencer is a senior that took Sports Medicine as a junior last year and is currently in the EMT program. We talked to Spencer and his parents about his experiences with the ACE Centers as he prepares himself for college. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

Duration:00:37:29

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 19: Guest, Sue Maddock with IGS

9/10/2019
Sue Maddock talks to us about the company she works, IGS, for and how they want to partner with Henrico CTE and hire our students. IGS is an international company based right here in the Richmond area. As soon as Sue met with Mac Beaton, Director of Henrico CTE, she was on-board with becoming one of our newest business partner and is excited about being able to hire our students this year. https://integratedglobal.com/ Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

Duration:00:22:32

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 18: Guest, Susan and Zack Moore

8/27/2019
Today's guests are Susan Moore, Director of Facilities at Henrico County Public Schools and her son Zack Moore, is a mobile repair mechanic for Richmond Machinery. They discuss how a CTE education touched their lives and how it gave Zack a head start toward his career. Zack has a twin brother Luke who took a different path and instead of becoming a mechanic he became a Henrico firefighter after college. Both brothers both ended up in a trade but took different paths. One by way of college...

Duration:00:37:11

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 17: Guest, Angela Stewart, Professional Learning and Leadership with Henrico County Schools

8/13/2019
Our guest is Angela Stewart who is a Professional Development Specialist in the Professional Learning & Leadership Department with Henrico County Public Schools. One of her duties is to help new CTE teachers who may be coming from the world of work, transition into teaching. This is important to help great business people become great teachers. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

Duration:00:20:51

Henrico CTE Now. Episode 16: Guest Rai Beasley, Parent and Supporter Of Henrico CTE

7/30/2019
We were privileged to have Rai Beasley visit us today at CTE Now headquarters to talk to us about why he thinks Henrico CTE is important to the students of Henrico County. Mr. Beasley is one of Henrico County's most involved citizens. Mr. Beasley and his wife have fostered over 30 children and have 2 adopted children. They are advocates high risk youth and are very active in their community. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us

Duration:00:28:53

Henrico CTE Now. Episode 15: Guest Dr. Pierre Tulowitzki

7/16/2019
Pierre Tulowitski, a professor from Ludwigsburg University visited with us and was able to experience many of our summer programs such as Summer Building Trades, Summer Polytech, our House Building Program, Signing Day and more. Professor Tulowitski teaches the German postgraduate program INEMA, an International Education Leadership, and Management program and is currently a Professor in Residence at the University of Richmond. Before he returned to Germany he was nice enough to join us for...

Duration:00:22:56

Henrico CTE Now, Episode 14: Guest, Bobbie Southerd , Debbie Kelo, PHD, and Ted Quinn

7/2/2019
For today's podcast we are meeting with CTE's Sports Medicine instructor, Bobbie Southerd, Debbie Kelo, director of programs at SwimRVA and Tedd Quinn, director of safety school, SwimRVA. We are talking about how SwimRVA helps young people how to swim, their safety programs and how we have partnered with SwimRVA to help some of our students learn to be lifeguards and CPR certified. Listen to this great episode and share it with your friends. www.swimrva.com #swimrva @swimrva Questions or...

Duration:00:22:19