Vocational school – Maleny Celtic http://malenyceltic.org/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 07:19:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://malenyceltic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-25-120x120.png Vocational school – Maleny Celtic http://malenyceltic.org/ 32 32 Liberia: Dopoh representative wants budget allocation for River Gee vocational school https://malenyceltic.org/liberia-dopoh-representative-wants-budget-allocation-for-river-gee-vocational-school/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 08:21:43 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/liberia-dopoh-representative-wants-budget-allocation-for-river-gee-vocational-school/ River Gee County Legislative Caucus Representative Chairman Francis S. Dopoh wrote to the House of Representatives requesting a budget appropriation in the amount of US $ 300,000 to begin the effective operation of the Professional Institute and River Gee technique. According to the representative of River Gee County Electoral District No.3, the River Gee Vocational […]]]>

River Gee County Legislative Caucus Representative Chairman Francis S. Dopoh wrote to the House of Representatives requesting a budget appropriation in the amount of US $ 300,000 to begin the effective operation of the Professional Institute and River Gee technique.

According to the representative of River Gee County Electoral District No.3, the River Gee Vocational and Technical Training Institute (RGVTI) was enacted by the 54th Legislature, approved by President George Manneh Weah, and published in a prospectus on April 14, 2020, but it did not receive any budget allocation for its operation.

He said this initial appropriation would revive the physical existence of this technical institute which is expected to provide basic technical and vocational skills to hundreds of young people who cannot attend Tubman University in Maryland County every year, or students who drop out of high school.

He said many students left River Gee County to come to Monrovia and other urban areas in search of basic skills and technical training, thus depopulating the county.

The River Gee lawmaker noted that this requested credit will demonstrate government support for education in River Gee County and serve as a seed fund to attract support from their citizens and partners.


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Representative Dopoh wants budget allowance for River Gee vocational school https://malenyceltic.org/representative-dopoh-wants-budget-allowance-for-river-gee-vocational-school/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:07:31 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/representative-dopoh-wants-budget-allowance-for-river-gee-vocational-school/ By Bridgett Milton River Gee County Legislative Caucus Representative Chairman Francis S. Dopoh wrote to the House of Representatives requesting a budget appropriation in the amount of US $ 300,000 to begin the effective operation of the Professional Institute and River Gee technique. According to the representative of River Gee County Electoral District No.3, the […]]]>

By Bridgett Milton

River Gee County Legislative Caucus Representative Chairman Francis S. Dopoh wrote to the House of Representatives requesting a budget appropriation in the amount of US $ 300,000 to begin the effective operation of the Professional Institute and River Gee technique.

According to the representative of River Gee County Electoral District No.3, the River Gee Vocational and Technical Training Institute (RGVTI) was enacted by the 54th Legislature, approved by President George Manneh Weah, and published in a prospectus on April 14, 2020, but it did not receive any budget allocation for its operation.

He said this initial appropriation would revive the physical existence of this technical institute which is expected to provide basic technical and vocational skills to hundreds of young people who cannot attend Tubman University in Maryland County every year, or students who drop out of high school.

He said many students left River Gee County to come to Monrovia and other urban areas in search of basic skills and technical training, thus depopulating the county.

The River Gee lawmaker noted that this requested credit will demonstrate government support for education in River Gee County and serve as a seed fund to attract support from their citizens and partners.


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Build more prisons or invest in a technical vocational school? https://malenyceltic.org/build-more-prisons-or-invest-in-a-technical-vocational-school/ Mon, 01 Nov 2021 19:42:22 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/build-more-prisons-or-invest-in-a-technical-vocational-school/ WCould it be more rewarding for a small developing country like the Turks and Caicos Islands, other than creating additional educational opportunities for its citizens? In my opinion, this is the latter of the two, but it’s up to you to think about it. What is troubling is that at the rate of incarceration, our […]]]>
WCould it be more rewarding for a small developing country like the Turks and Caicos Islands, other than creating additional educational opportunities for its citizens?

In my opinion, this is the latter of the two, but it’s up to you to think about it.

What is troubling is that at the rate of incarceration, our prison system in the Turks and Caicos Islands may soon be at full capacity.

With that being a real possibility, what are some of the proactive steps being taken to help find post-release employment and / or participate in life skills education and training?

Many of our young men may have no interest in attending college or university, but have learned other skills over the years. So what other opportunities do we have for this segment of the population in terms of continuing education or business?

Look around the country, you will find that most of our workforce revolves around the service industry and commerce. Many of these workers have untapped skills that should only be cultivated in their area of ​​interest or expertise.

With this in mind, offering vocational training will enable students and young adults to gain the necessary practical experience with a renewed focus in the field of study or career of their choice. This is something they might not otherwise have been able to achieve through traditional classroom learning in academia.

In the PNP 2021 manifesto in Education, Work and Employment, it clearly states their commitment to the following:

“Creating learning opportunities for students who meet different interests, strengths and learning needs, as well as providing the diverse skills that the country needs. “

Now I think the government should take additional steps to subsidize the apprenticeship of our young people, so that it becomes more than just platitudes.

Give credit where credit is due. The previous administration was on the right track when a proposal was made to start a vocational technical school. Unfortunately, the current pandemic may have hampered these efforts.

Nonetheless, the idea was brilliant, and this current administration should continue to embark on this initiative and see it come to fruition.

This initiative should go ahead, even if it means using the leverage of our BBB + rating borrowing power as long as we are able to do so. It is my belief that the return on investment could be invaluable.

Often countries imitate each other with strategies to tackle or improve different situations, but mass incarceration should not be one of them.

Yes indeed, appropriate facilities are needed to house and secure those who commit heinous crimes. Nonetheless, if we have learned something from a developed country like the United States in particular, which has the highest per capita incarceration rate, we cannot stop or incarcerate our path to reducing crime.

Rather, it should be a motivation to galvanize prison reform and address some issues to help reduce the rate of recidivism in prison.

We need to be very careful about strategies that we emulate without doing our own in-depth studies to determine the societal impact or long-term benefits of an initiative.

Considering the population of Providenciales, this would be the ideal location for such a school.
However, the existing infrastructure in Grand Turk, which is currently used as a community college, may also be sufficient.

With the separate workshops already in place, along with some much needed renovations, this location would make an easy transition for maybe two or three training courses.

It would be in the best interest of our country, as well as big business, to support such an initiative.

Example: before the pandemic, every year, a foreign company was hired to train and certify our boat operators on mainly international nautical standards.

Depending on the location and whether it is a recertification or re-certification, the cost can range from $ 360 to $ 650 per person, in addition to the cost of travel and accommodation at the hotel.

TCI having some of the best and brightest boat captains, could this be a personalized program or a certification offered at a trades school?

This particular program should include, but also in a limited way, best practices in local regulations and navigation charts for local waters to help seafarers better understand the skills they are learning.

It could also be a joint effort between the school, DECR and maritime departments with qualified personnel to help facilitate such training.

Other courses of interest should include hospitality, marine mechanics, carpentry, air conditioning technicians, etc. More specifically, areas where it would give students the opportunity to do an apprenticeship on the islands.

Not only will we have a higher level of skilled workers and artisans, but it will help alleviate the need for such dependence on foreign labor, besides providing a source of easy recruitment. available.

In short, in my opinion, education should always take precedence over building more prisons. As concerned citizens, we have the choice to do, to remain silent or to make our voice heard. This is what helps push governments into action or no action.


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Family function, loneliness, regulation of emotions and hope in vocational secondary school students: a model of moderate mediation https://malenyceltic.org/family-function-loneliness-regulation-of-emotions-and-hope-in-vocational-secondary-school-students-a-model-of-moderate-mediation/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/family-function-loneliness-regulation-of-emotions-and-hope-in-vocational-secondary-school-students-a-model-of-moderate-mediation/ This article was originally published here Public health front. October 4, 2021; 9: 722276. doi: 10.3389 / fpubh.2021.722276. Electronic collection 2021. ABSTRACT This study explored family function as a key factor in the loneliness, hope and emotion associated with vocational high school students during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Chinese versions of the Olson Family Function […]]]>

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Public health front. October 4, 2021; 9: 722276. doi: 10.3389 / fpubh.2021.722276. Electronic collection 2021.

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This study explored family function as a key factor in the loneliness, hope and emotion associated with vocational high school students during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Chinese versions of the Olson Family Function Scale, Russell Loneliness Scale, Snyder Hope Scale and Gross Emotion Regulation Scale were completed by 5,138 participants. The type of caretaker significantly predicted family function and loneliness. Family function was significantly and positively correlated with loneliness. The relationship between family function and loneliness was mediated by hope, and the expressive suppression at the same time moderated the relationship between hope and loneliness. Our study provides significant insight into the family function of Chinese secondary vocational school students. The results supported a moderate mediation model that illustrates the relationship between family function, loneliness, expressive suppression, and hope. Although the results showed that high hope mediated lower family functioning and loneliness, low expressive suppression immediately led to intense loneliness. This study confirms that emotional strategy is important and associated with mental health. It also suggests that schools should pay more attention to regulating students’ emotions and helping them rebuild hope or appropriate cognition to relieve loneliness during crisis events.

IDPM: 34671587 | PMC: PMC8520988 | DOI: 10.3389 / fpubh.2021.722276


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As Stigma Declines, Midcoast Vocational School Enrollment Grows https://malenyceltic.org/as-stigma-declines-midcoast-vocational-school-enrollment-grows/ Thu, 30 Sep 2021 22:51:33 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/as-stigma-declines-midcoast-vocational-school-enrollment-grows/ Bath Tech students are exploring their new workspace by moving into their new school in February 2021. Kathleen O’Brien / The time record Bath Tech, a vocational and technical education center within Morse High School, has seen a steady increase in enrollments as the stigma surrounding vocational education and the skilled trades dissipates. In 2018, […]]]>

Bath Tech students are exploring their new workspace by moving into their new school in February 2021. Kathleen O’Brien / The time record

Bath Tech, a vocational and technical education center within Morse High School, has seen a steady increase in enrollments as the stigma surrounding vocational education and the skilled trades dissipates.

In 2018, 154 students were enrolled in one of Bath Tech’s programs. The following year, the centre’s enrollment rose to 209, then 223 students in 2020, according to Bath Tech director Julie Kenny. This year, Bath Tech has 273 students enrolled.

Bath Tech offers nine vocational and technical education courses for students enrolled in Morse High School, Boothbay Area High School, Lincoln Academy and Wiscasset High School. The school’s offerings include welding, electricity, culinary arts, and early childhood education, among others.

Kenny said she believes the stigma that students who choose vocational training don’t go on to college or aren’t smart enough to follow a traditional academic path is diminishing. This fading prejudice helps to open the minds of students to consider vocational and technical training.

“I think the connection with community colleges and vocational and technical education has made people more aware of the different paths a person can take after completing a vocational and technical education program,” Kenny said.

She said guidance counselors no longer focus on college as an endgame, and uncovering a student’s career goals, and then chart the best course forward.

“It helps parents see that their student can still go to college if they want to become an electrician,” Kenny said. “They can still go to a four-year college if they want to do any of the trades. It’s just a different way of doing it.

Sophia Barber and Lexie Hall, health science students at Bath Tech.

Historically less popular programs are gaining more and more student attention, Kenny said.

“For years the automotive and health sciences were our main programs that got filled up, but now the trend we’re seeing is welding and electricity are usually the first to fill up,” Kenny said. “This year we have seen a huge increase in early childhood education, graphic design and engineering.”

In the old school building, the technical center was next to the Morse high school rather than inside. In the new Bath Tech, English classrooms and biology labs share a hallway with automotive and electrical workspaces.

“Where Bath Tech stood on the outskirts of the Morse Building, our programs are now closely linked to the Morse community, providing the opportunity for staff to work together and collaborate to educate our students,” Kenny said at the ceremony. inauguration of the new school. Last week. “The increased visibility of our programs has had a clear impact on students as we have seen a 25% increase in enrollment in just one year, with 41% of 11th and 12th graders in Morse code currently attending Bath Tech programs. “

In neighboring Brunswick, the technical high school of region 10 had 263 students enrolled in 2019 and 261 students in 2020. This year, enrollments in region 10 have jumped to 302 students, according to superintendent and principal Paul Perzanoski.

Region 10 is a technical high school that opens enrollment to students of Mount Ararat, Brunswick High School, Freeport High School, and Harpswell Coastal Academy. The school offers 15 programs, including metal fabrication and welding, certified nursing assistants, and auto collisions and repairs.

Like Kenny, Perzanoski said he has seen the stigma surrounding the skilled trades fade, but added that he believes the COVID-19 pandemic “has also increased interest and credibility in the trades.”

“People saw that in many technical jobs, people were still working during the pandemic rather than being made redundant or having their workplace cut off,” Perzanoski said. “Construction is booming and it is now difficult to find a plumber or an electrician.

Perzanoski said students who choose to learn a skilled trade often end up in better financial health than their classmates who enroll in a four-year college.

D’Nisha Dawkins, Culinary Arts student at Bath Tech. Photo courtesy of Julie Kenny.

“Kids who go to college graduate with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, but kids who enter the workforce or trades have little or no debt and are financially strong in debt. young age, ”said Perzanoski.

As Bath Tech and Region 10 continue to welcome more students, the number of vocational students in the country has recently fallen.

According to data from the US Department of Education, 8.8 million students were enrolled in a vocational and technical secondary school during the 2017-18 school year. The following year, that number increased slightly to 8.9 million.

In the 2019-2020 school year, however, the number of secondary vocational education enrollments in the United States fell to 7.5 million, according to the United States Department of Education.

Kenny said she was not worried about the drop in enrollment in Maine.

“Right now we’re in a place where the workforce is so important at all levels and a lot of jobs have leveled off in respect,” Kenny said.

“I think people are investing to try to create the workforce we need and know that we have to focus on our high school students to see a change,” she said. “We certainly have students who are very excited to start a career right out of high school. “

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Midcoast Vocational Schools Enrollment Rises As Commercial Work Stigma Fades https://malenyceltic.org/midcoast-vocational-schools-enrollment-rises-as-commercial-work-stigma-fades/ Thu, 30 Sep 2021 22:44:10 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/midcoast-vocational-schools-enrollment-rises-as-commercial-work-stigma-fades/ Bath Tech students are exploring their new workspace by moving into their new school in February 2021. Kathleen O’Brien / The time record Bath Tech, a vocational and technical education center within Morse High School, has seen a steady increase in enrollments as the stigma surrounding vocational education and the skilled trades dissipates. In 2018, […]]]>

Bath Tech students are exploring their new workspace by moving into their new school in February 2021. Kathleen O’Brien / The time record

Bath Tech, a vocational and technical education center within Morse High School, has seen a steady increase in enrollments as the stigma surrounding vocational education and the skilled trades dissipates.

In 2018, 154 students were enrolled in one of Bath Tech’s programs. The following year, the centre’s enrollment rose to 209, then 223 students in 2020, according to Bath Tech director Julie Kenny. This year, Bath Tech has 273 students enrolled.

Bath Tech offers nine vocational and technical education courses for students enrolled in Morse High School, Boothbay Area High School, Lincoln Academy and Wiscasset High School. The school’s offerings include welding, electricity, culinary arts, and early childhood education, among others.

Kenny said she believes the stigma that students who choose vocational training don’t go on to college or aren’t smart enough to follow a traditional academic path is diminishing. This fading prejudice helps to open the minds of students to consider vocational and technical training.

“I think the connection with community colleges and vocational and technical education has made people more aware of the different paths a person can take after completing a vocational and technical education program,” Kenny said.

She said guidance counselors no longer focus on college as an endgame, and uncovering a student’s career goals, and then chart the best course forward.

“It helps parents see that their student can still go to college if they want to become an electrician,” Kenny said. “They can still go to a four-year college if they want to do any of the trades. It’s just a different way of doing it.

Sophia Barber and Lexie Hall, health science students at Bath Tech.

Historically less popular programs are gaining more and more student attention, Kenny said.

“For years the automotive and health sciences were our main programs that got filled up, but now the trend we’re seeing is welding and electricity are usually the first to fill up,” Kenny said. “This year we have seen a huge increase in early childhood education, graphic design and engineering.”

In the old school building, the technical center was next to the Morse high school rather than inside. In the new Bath Tech, English classrooms and biology labs share a hallway with automotive and electrical workspaces.

“Where Bath Tech stood on the outskirts of the Morse Building, our programs are now closely linked to the Morse community, providing the opportunity for staff to work together and collaborate to educate our students,” Kenny said at the ceremony. inauguration of the new school. Last week. “The increased visibility of our programs has had a clear impact on students as we have seen a 25% increase in enrollment in just one year, with 41% of 11th and 12th graders in Morse code currently attending Bath Tech programs. “

In neighboring Brunswick, the technical high school of region 10 had 263 students enrolled in 2019 and 261 students in 2020. This year, enrollments in region 10 have jumped to 302 students, according to superintendent and principal Paul Perzanoski.

Registration of students at Region 10 technical secondary school in Brunswick since 2018.

Region 10 is a technical high school that opens enrollment to students of Mount Ararat, Brunswick High School, Freeport High School, and Harpswell Coastal Academy. The school offers 15 programs, including metal fabrication and welding, certified nursing assistants, and auto collisions and repairs.

Like Kenny, Perzanoski said he has seen the stigma surrounding the skilled trades fade, but added that he believes the COVID-19 pandemic “has also increased interest and credibility in the trades.”

“People saw that in many technical jobs, people were still working during the pandemic rather than being made redundant or having their workplace cut off,” Perzanoski said. “Construction is booming and it is now difficult to find a plumber or an electrician.

Perzanoski said students who choose to learn a skilled trade often end up in better financial health than their classmates who enroll in a four-year college.

“Kids who go to college graduate with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, but kids who enter the workforce or trades have little or no debt and are financially strong in debt. young age, ”said Perzanoski.

As Bath Tech and Region 10 continue to welcome more students, the number of vocational students in the country has recently fallen.

According to data from the US Department of Education, 8.8 million students were enrolled in a vocational and technical secondary school during the 2017-18 school year. The following year, that number increased slightly to 8.9 million.

D’Nisha Dawkins, Culinary Arts student at Bath Tech. Photo courtesy of Julie Kenny.

In the 2019-2020 school year, however, the number of secondary vocational education enrollments in the United States fell to 7.5 million, according to the United States Department of Education.

Kenny said she was not worried about the drop in enrollment in Maine.

“Right now we’re in a place where the workforce is so important at all levels and a lot of jobs have leveled off in respect,” Kenny said.

“I think people are investing to try to create the workforce we need and know that we have to focus on our high school students to see a change,” she said. “We certainly have students who are very excited to start a career right out of high school. “


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Caring Sisters of Anlo raises funds to rejuvenate vocational school https://malenyceltic.org/caring-sisters-of-anlo-raises-funds-to-rejuvenate-vocational-school/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/caring-sisters-of-anlo-raises-funds-to-rejuvenate-vocational-school/ School funds The Caring Sisters of the traditional area of ​​Anlo on Tuesday raised funds to give her school, the Caring Sisters Vocational Institute in Tegbi, in the Volta region, a facelift and make it more conducive to learning. teaching and learning. During the fundraising ceremony in Accra, the Association was also relaunched to revitalize […]]]>

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The Caring Sisters of the traditional area of ​​Anlo on Tuesday raised funds to give her school, the Caring Sisters Vocational Institute in Tegbi, in the Volta region, a facelift and make it more conducive to learning. teaching and learning.

During the fundraising ceremony in Accra, the Association was also relaunched to revitalize its union and refocus its activities.

Ms Samira Bawumia, the vice president’s wife, who honored the occasion as a guest of honor, said it was time to change the rhetoric that boys get a lot of attention when it comes to education for girls.

She reiterated that discrimination against women and girls must end, adding that it is time to act, not talk.

Women who lose their lives in childbirth, victims of sexual and gender-based violence and girls who have not been to school because of their gender, need the collective support of all to relive their lives, said Ms. Bawumia.

She therefore called on the public to support the Benevolent Sisters to enable them to unleash the potential of young people through vocational training, as their empowerment benefits society and the nation as a whole.

Ms. Sese Gadzekpo, President of the Association, said the Association remains deeply committed to complementing government efforts to expand vocational education to a wider student body in the region.

To this end, Caring Sisters recently donated computers, computer desks and printers to the school to ensure that students have access to computer tools that could enable them to keep up with the world of today.

It also carried out renovations to the old vocational school and replaced its windows, appliances and paintings.

She said the Association would develop mentorship programs and facilitate internships with successful businesses as part of the training to enable girls to gain exposure and hands-on work experience.

“Our larger vision is to position the school as one of the best, if not the best vocational training institution in Ghana, as well as to leverage the school as a platform to promote unique aspects of culture. Anlo through cuisine, language and crafts, ”she said. added.

Ms. Gadzekpo explained that previously the Institute only admitted girls, but now admits both sexes from Tegbi and surrounding communities, including Keta and Anloga and the whole country.

“We need funds to rehabilitate the existing block, rebuild the surrounding wall, the floors, clean the restoration and clothing workshops and equip them with the necessary equipment.

“The catering workshop must have refrigerators, stoves, cooking utensils and other top-notch equipment,” she added.

Caring Sisters is a non-profit women’s organization founded over 30 years ago with the aim of providing education for girls in the traditional area of ​​Anlo.

Its members are mainly from the traditional region of Anlo and were founded under the leadership of Mrs. Barbara Sika Baeta of Flair Catering Services.

The Institute on the other hand, was created after the formation of the Association by the mothers of the current members of the Association and has currently trained more than 500 girls in catering and clothing making.

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Vocational school for returning youth and older than ever in Huntington https://malenyceltic.org/vocational-school-for-returning-youth-and-older-than-ever-in-huntington/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/vocational-school-for-returning-youth-and-older-than-ever-in-huntington/ HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – A program in Huntington to teach students valuable professional and practical skills is back and more important than ever this fall. The mobile pantry helps the most food insecure people in the region The Salvation Army is underway with its fall vocational school program. Students aged 11 to 17 get together […]]]>

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – A program in Huntington to teach students valuable professional and practical skills is back and more important than ever this fall.

The Salvation Army is underway with its fall vocational school program. Students aged 11 to 17 get together and learn life skills that they might not have learned otherwise.

Organizers say the number of registrations for this fall’s classes is the highest they’ve ever had.

“I feel good because I don’t know how to use any of these tools. I might be able to build a treehouse if I learn, ”says Bella, an 11-year-old girl participating in the program.

“All day long they are at school, they sit there learning their history, their English. And those things are important, but we also want to provide them with something that they don’t get, which is things like identifying tools, how to build things. For example, the construction of bed frames. Our program built a shed, we set up picnic tables, we set up nesting boxes, ”explains Nicholas Devens, program director of the Salvation Army vocational school.

At the moment, students are getting their hands on the construction of bed frames for foster children.

“It’s really fun to do, I think it’s really cool doing homework and building beds,” said Bella.

The vocational school offers more than that:

“It’s like a grand tour of everything, so they get their life skills lessons, they get their tutoring, and then they get their hands on the construction of the bed,” says Jake Merritt, program assistant at The Vocational School. of the Salvation Army.

“Our goal is to try to get them to learn things that are not usually taught in schools so that they can understand that it is not their only option as they grow up,” says Devens.

Courtesy of parents through The Salvation Army, students in the program tell us how this program helps them determine their career goals.

“It helps me understand better because there are tutors who come and they help you,” says Hannah, a 12-year-old girl in vocational school.

“When you grow up, if you like to build, like to know, if you want to be like building stuff,” says McKaila, an 11-year-old girl in vocational school.

The project’s organizers say teaching children these valuable life skills could even benefit Huntington as a whole in the long run.

“In the Huntington area we have a lot of business groups here that need staff, that they need to be trained on and if they get started they might have a better chance of making a lot of money… Also, the tax money goes in because now you have another business group working here, creating income for the city, ”Devens says.

As for the children themselves:

“I think it’s fun because you learn to build and it’s also educational, so you know how to do it yourself,” says Hannah.

Organizers say they hope to expand the school’s operations in Huntington and help expand the program to other cities.

The vocational school continues to enroll children in the program.

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Norwalk delays vote on vocational school project https://malenyceltic.org/norwalk-delays-vote-on-vocational-school-project/ Tue, 07 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/norwalk-delays-vote-on-vocational-school-project/ NORWALK – The Zoning Commission deferred voting on a vocational school project on the site of a former hat factory to give the applicant more time to review and respond to their recommendations. The Zoning Commission opened for public comments last week on the vocational school proposed for 25 Van Zant Street, but decided to […]]]>

NORWALK – The Zoning Commission deferred voting on a vocational school project on the site of a former hat factory to give the applicant more time to review and respond to their recommendations.

The Zoning Commission opened for public comments last week on the vocational school proposed for 25 Van Zant Street, but decided to delay voting on any changes related to the project, choosing to leave public comments open until at least the next committee meeting in two weeks.

In a memo dated August 31, the city’s director of transportation, mobility and parking, Jim Travers, presented nine recommendations and questions following his review of the proposal, including providing a plan for overflow parking, consolidation of existing parking areas and revision of the landscaping plan, according to the document.

Travers said there had been no delay in reviewing the application and that the zoning department and commission had already discussed some of the TMP’s comments with the applicant. TMP is required to obtain recommendations and suggestions from the applicant and the zoning commission before the meeting date, Travers said.


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Professional school board rejects demand for more school involvement – Knox County VillageSoup https://malenyceltic.org/professional-school-board-rejects-demand-for-more-school-involvement-knox-county-villagesoup/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/professional-school-board-rejects-demand-for-more-school-involvement-knox-county-villagesoup/ ROCKLAND – The board that oversees the Mid-Coast School of Technology has overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by Member Joseph Steinberger to allow members to sit in classrooms to observe what is going on in the facility. This rejection led Steinberger to criticize the board. “The board is essentially unnecessary,” Steinberger said at the August 25 […]]]>

ROCKLAND – The board that oversees the Mid-Coast School of Technology has overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by Member Joseph Steinberger to allow members to sit in classrooms to observe what is going on in the facility.

This rejection led Steinberger to criticize the board.

“The board is essentially unnecessary,” Steinberger said at the August 25 board meeting held virtually and at the Rockland school.

He said that during the year he served on the board, he approved all the proposals made by the administration. Steinberger said the board does not serve the community.

“The board of directors of the Mid-Coast School of Technology is like the Hungarian government when it was under the Soviet Union,” Steinberger said, adding that the board was a puppet of administration.

“The people of the district have agreed to spend $ 24 million on a new school and everything is approved. This is said, an example of the decline of American democracy, ”said Steinberger.

Vice-chairman Matthew Speno strongly disagreed with Steinberger.

“I am very offended,” Speno said.

He said the responsibility of the board is to establish policies that create a strong educational environment.

Before Steinberger made those comments, other board members said Steinberger’s proposal would violate many policies, but also run counter to the role of a board member.

Board member Tori Manzi stressed that the board does not direct or evaluate staff. The only staff member the board can lead is the administrator. The administrator then supervises the staff.

Manzi said it would also be confusing to have board members in classrooms.

There are 16 board members who represent the communities of Islesboro in Waldoboro. The school provides technical and vocational education.

School of technology director Robert Deetjen said there are ways for the board to get more information about the school that would be less disruptive than members sitting and observing classes. Manzi said there could be presentations from students and teachers to the board at its meetings. A student representative could also be appointed to the board to provide the board with the students’ perspective.

The specific resolution rejected on August 25 as proposed by Steinberger stated, “Be it resolved that the purpose and responsibility of the MCST board of directors is to represent the community that the school serves; maintain community control of the school for the benefit of the students; and supervise and direct the staff to ensure that they serve our students as effectively as possible.

“Be it further resolved that it is appropriate and useful for the members of the board of directors to visit the school, observe the lessons and converse with the students and teachers in order to learn more about the school we supervise and understand the ways it could be improved.

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