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November 12th – 16th is “National Apprenticeship Week”

Question: Have you ever driven by our High Schools in the evening and noticed that the parking lots are full? Have you ever wondered what is going on?

Answer: The Adult Education Apprenticeship and Technical Training Division (AED) is hard at work on those nights providing training for approximately 1300 adult learners. The AED provides the 159-hours of related training for the State Registered Apprentices and Technical Training students in New Castle County. This year there are approximately 750 State Registered Apprentices sponsored by their employers and attending classes in our programs. The classes are held in classrooms throughout the school with hands-on instruction and practice in the career areas. Many of our daytime instructors also teach in the various programs offered in the evenings. It is a very strong and viable partnership that provides a lucrative bond between the high schools and AED.

Advanced Placement: If you were ever in the buildings at this time you would probably recognize many of the staff and students who have seamlessly continued their trade by earning Advanced Placement (AP) into Year 2 of their trade. This AP award is a culmination of their three years in their high school career area. It truly makes NCCVT unique and a leader in vocational education in the Tri-State area.

Craftsmen: Chances are the next time you have a Journeyman Plumber, Electrician, HVAC or other service person at your house, they will be a product of our NCCVT AED programs. Thank them all for what they do, they keep America running!

Happy Apprenticeship Week to All!

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Did you know that employment opportunities in all aspects of the construction and mechanical fields are among the fastest growth sectors in the economy? High-paying jobs are abundant to those who enter the skilled trades. To hear about these opportunities, the needs of local employers, and how NCC Vo-Tech students are preparing to enter the workforce, watch the video presentation below!

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Delcastle Technical High School is the first school in Delaware and one of only 13 selected this year across the country to have a live contact with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). As part of an ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) project, students talked with Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor using an amateur “ham” radio frequency on Oct. 24 as the ISS flew over Delaware. Radio Newark (a local science station broadcasting at 99.9 FM) and the NCCVT Technology Department provided tech operations for the communication.

In addition to the hundreds of students in the Delcastle auditorium who witnessed the exchange, the school district streamed the event live on Facebook, where thousands of other students and parents from across the state watched and listened.

Serving as a great backdrop for the event was a 10-station exhibit brought to Delcastle by ILC Dover, maker of spacesuits and space equipment. Groups of Delcastle science students toured the exhibit for two days prior to the live contact, learning about ILC’s history of space products. To learn more about Delcastle’s ARISS event, visit www.TalkToTheSpaceStation.com

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The New Castle County Vo-Tech School District hosted Howard High School alumni, elected officials, community leaders, and educators at a special Rededication ceremony on Oct 13, 2018, celebrating the completion of a 3-year, $64 million renovation of the 1927 Howard High School building. To watch a video of remarks from government leaders, including Delaware’s Congressional Delegation, and to view a commemorative booklet of past and present photographs of the 150-year-old school, a National Historic Landmark, visit http://howard.nccvt.k12.de.us/howard-1927-building-rededication/

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4 Schools, 40 Career Programs, 1 day! Visit Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, and St. Georges on Sunday, November 4th from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meet faculty and students, tour our outstanding facilities, see why our schools offer an unmatched educational and career pathway to the future. Families welcome!

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Did you know that employment opportunities in all aspects of the construction and mechanical fields are among the fastest growth sectors in the economy? High-paying jobs are abundant to those who enter the skilled trades. To hear about these opportunities, the needs of local employers, and how NCC Vo-Tech students are preparing to enter the workforce, watch the video presentation below!

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Tim Dorsey, a Delcastle Science teacher, was selected as the Delaware Student Council (STUCO) Advisor of the Year. He received his award at a presentation Oct. 16. He will now compete as Delaware’s representative for the National STUCO Advisor of the Year. Dorsey was determined to increase interest and participation in the program when he took on the advisor assignment in 2015. Since then, the program has grown from 10 to 135 students participating.

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COUNTDOWN BEGINS – Delcastle Students Talk to the International Space Station!

Delcastle students will ask questions live to International Space Station astronaut Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor on Wednesday, Oct. 24, as the ISS orbits over New Castle County between 1:48 p.m. and 1:58 p.m. In partnership with Radio Newark, which is managing the amateur radio contact, Delcastle is the first school in Delaware to be selected for an ARISS (Amateur Radio on the Insternational Space Station) communication. Hodgson Engineering and Manufacturing students and teacher Tyrone Thompson built an antenna for the contact. To watch the event, go to www.facebook.com/NCCVTSD/, as we’ll be broadcasting live! The space suit was delivered Monday morning as part of a space products exhibit that ILC Dover, manufacturer of used in space missions, has brought to Delcastle so that science students can learn more about the space environment leading up to the live ISS contact.

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