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CTE X – Enterprising Schools Or Schools As Enterprise

The mission of NC secondary Career and Technical Education," accordig to the State Department of Public Instruction website, "is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders... Full story


CTE IX – Keeping Up With Technology

Very little gets an entrepreneur as excited as when technology and opportunity coincide. Such a confluence is happening right now in Transylvania County Schools, Blue Ridge Community College, and the field of niche manufacturing. For years, TCS... Full story


CTE VIII - A Time Of Exploration At School

Middle school is a strange time for many. It marks a transition from childhood to young adult, a time to learn about personal and social responsibility, and a time to begin identifying life-long goals. For many, thoughts of career and family start to... Full story

 By Lee Mc Minn    Education    July 1, 2013

Earning Credentials For Successful Careers - 1

It’s that time of year again. High schools have graduated young adults and the dust covers to my Economist magazine tout “Last Chance” to give a graduate an advantage. Of course, the magazine is selling subscriptions but in today’s economy,... Full story

 By Lee Mc Minn    Education    May 6, 2013

Hopes And Dreams

Do you remember high school? For me it was a long time ago, but I do remember that neither I nor many of my friends had much idea what we were going to do with our lives. I’m not sure that such ambivalence is different today, but high school has... Full story

 By Lee Mc Minn    Education    April 1, 2013

Health Sciences Are Expanding – Brevard NC

Anyone read the want ads recently? Most of them affect the health sciences, a field the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, predicts to experience a 29 percent growth rate for health care professionals creating a... Full story


CTE Programs Help Build For The Future

“Home prices finally make rebound,” according to a recent headline. Exactly what this might mean to Transylvania County isn’t clear but home construction and renovation of existing homes has been a mainstay of our broader economy for awhile....


Our Future, Our Schools

Strategic planning is all the rage right now. The Heart of Brevard is planning trees along downtown streets. Imagine Brevard sees murals and greenscapes around town. GroWNC and Land of Sky are busy gathering data and making recommendations to...


Career And Technical Education: A Pathway To Success

When I was in high school I took a couple of shop courses. I had an idea of becoming an engineer so I took drafting, learning how to sharpen a pencil using a sanding block. And I took wood shop, where I made a spice rack. When I got to college, I opt...


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