North Country Career Center
November 14, 2023
NCUHS Sophomore Land Lab Tour
November 29, 2023
LRUHS Student Voice Assembly
November 22-24, 2023
Thanksgiving Break: No School
December 5, 2023
STEM UVM Field Trip
NCCC in the News
Happy Thanksgiving From NCCC!
Happy Thanksgiving! The Culinary Arts Program is wrapping up its annual bake sale which includes a generous donation to a local community Thanksgiving dinner. A busy team of students have produced eighty pies and seventy dozen rolls which will add to the festivities at many celebrations. Thank you with gratitude to Chef Frances Woodard and her crew; Parker Allen, Kameron Coe, Hayden Cote, Lily Davio, Isaac Effrig, Buckley Kotelnicki, Dayana Leget, Dylan Perkins, Willow Rondeau, Trey Tourangeau and Winter Toulon.
Communication is everything! Guest Anne Marie Tremblay, American Sign Language Instructor, recently certified second year Human Services students in Basic ASL after a series of interactive lessons. Students now have a basic vocabulary of sign language which will increase their ability to be effective communicators with diverse populations. This training is just one of the many certifications that Instructor Heidi Santaw offers in the Human Services Program helping prepare students for a variety of post-secondary career pathways.
A huge thank you to Vermont Electric Co-Op, Newport for welcoming some of our NCCC program and NCUHS STEM students for a true behind the scenes, hands-on informational session and tour. Students were amazed at how many career opportunities are available and learned a lot about the educational requirements, benefits, and demands of these diverse careers. A great educational experience!
NCCC Alumni Teaching New NCCC Students
NCCC Alumni are special! Health Sciences students experienced their first LNA clinical day at Bel-Aire Health Center under the watchful eye of alum Miranda Ryan (Class of 2010) who is now a RN at North Country Hospital and a co-teacher for NCCC in the Licensed Nursing Assistant strand. Her expertise and professional experience are highly valued skill sets and are now enriching the current LNA class. Thank you to Health Sciences Instructors Celine Champine and Kathy Gray who work every year preparing students for successful careers in this vital career pathway with countless hours of experiential learning, community clinical rotations, college classes, industry trainings and credentials and a lot of TLC!
Animal Systems Science Competes
Soil is the soul of the earth! Ms. Dehoff took three of her FFA students to compete at the Vermont FFA Land Judging and Soils Career Development Event in Randolph, VT. This state-wide competition introduces students to the basic concepts of soil science - such as soil texture, slope estimates, runoff potential, and permeability - as well as enables students to practice prescribing recommended land management practices based on the data gathered at each soil pit.
Ms. Dehoff strives to make a positive difference in the lives of her FFA students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success. This mission is accomplished through providing opportunities for her students to practice and compete in competitions and leadership events that will prepare them for professional careers in science.
Transportation Science Technology Live Work Has Begun!
Owen Hoyt, a Junior at Lake Region High School, worked on this Vintage 1958 Metropolitan, releasing the brake cylinders. Students work under the expert guidance of Instructor Karen Chitambar and Lab Supervisor Gerry Chapdelaine. Restorations and vintage cars are an added bonus!
Animal System Sciences Head To The Farm
Community connections are alive and well at NCCC! Thanks to the combined generosity, patience and wisdom of Spring Brook Farm's Kitty and Spud Edwards and Sebastian LaTraverse, Animal System Science students study and work at this biological field station which is an integral part of the program as students discover the science behind agricultural systems This seamless collaboration is entering its sixth year and was carefully crafted by Emily Dehoff, Program Instructor!
The NCCC Welding Program is expanding due to popular demand! Current students have fabricated 14 new booths to replace the 10 original booths. Fabrication from start to finish includes a huge dose of occupational safety practices, measurements and math, grinding and GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding). This project has involved major collaboration amongst Gene's Electric, students and Ben Wells, Program Instructor. A job well done that will offer more students the chance to acquire important skill sets for their future career pathways.
The 2023 College & Career Fair (thanks to Andrea Carbine and a horde of helpers) offered students a chance to mingle with over 60 colleges, tech schools, local employers and community resources. Tyra Scelza (future Wildlife Biologist & Forester) met with University of Maine's admission rep Karyn Soltis-Habeck (lower right); Gavin Rondeau and Preston Moulton, Building Trades Students, talked with Amy Hilliker, Spates Construction and Julie Laforce, Built by Newport (upper right); and Michael Thomas, Auto Student and Karen Chitambar, Auto Instructor, heard about some great opportunities at Tivoly from Tina Royer. There was something for everyone!
NCCC Welcomes New Staff Members To The Team
Welcome Brian Case to the 23 - 24 NCCC Land Lab Crew! Veteran teachers, Jeremy Broe (L), Building Trades and Sam Nijensohn (R), Natural Resources are been joined this year by Brian Case, who is the new Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance program instructor. Brian has an extensive background in this career pathway from operation, maintenance, welding fabrication and diesel mechanics. Brian is a great addition to this team and will undoubtedly contribute to the many interdisciplinary projects beyond his own program.