North Country Career Center Students Awarded Medals at SkillsUSA; Chapter Recognized
Bryant Tuller receiving certificate honoring NCCC chapter's increase in membership
Additive Mfg--left to right Trevin Merril and Owen Sukkaew of NCCC receiving silver medal.
Welding Fab--far right group of three--in black jacket Andrew Drageset, Chyanne Boyce, and Dustin Letourneau receiving bronze medal.
Nurse Asst--Gold medalist Ryan Beloin and bronze medalist Emilie Bouchard
Several North Country Career Center students were awarded medals for their accomplishments at the SkillsUSA competitions on Wednesday, April 10th at the Double Tree in Burlington. Bronze medals went to Emilie Bouchard in Nurse Assisting and Chyanne Boyce, Dustin Letourneau, and Andrew Drageset in Welding Fabrication. Metal fabrication requires a team of three contestants to build a structure based on specific construction details given at the onset of the contest. Trevin Merrill and Owen Sukkaew received silver medals in Additive Manufacturing. This contest includes rapid prototyping, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. Trevin and Owen were asked to design a special shifting knob for a person with a paralyzed hand. The knob had size and volume constraints and the students had a limited time slot to finish. Ryan Beloin earned a gold medal in Nurse Assisting and now qualifies to compete at the national level during the week of June 24 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The NCCC chapter was also recognized for increasing student membership this year. We doubled student enrollment in SkillsUSA this year. In addition, NCCC received chapter of distinction gold level for the Chapter Excellence Program. In CEP, chapters use the SkillsUSA Framework as a guide to plan activities for the year. Each of the goals has to be specific, measureable, attainable, relevant, and timely. Within the three components of the Framework--Personal Skills, Workplace Skills, and Technical Skills grounded in academics--are essential elements which “are high-demand employability skills as defined by industry, and the benchmark for measuring student success during an activity” (skillsusa.org). This intentional learning results from the intentional planning set at the beginning of the year by the chapter officers and their advisors.
Congratulations to the medalists for their hard work and to all the members who were and are integral in the chapter’s success.
Yesterday the Radio Controlled Explorer's club flew our drone, Falcon-1 and drove RC cars. Here is a nice picture taken by one of the students from 30m up.
Donation to Shriners
Students in the Early Childhood Development program at North Country Career Center spent the month of November collecting tabs to donate to the Shriners Organization. The Shriners collect the tabs, recycle them and then use the money to help families with expenses; examples might be a motorized wheelchair or ramp. Local Shriners Homer and Sean Selby came to collect the tabs.
Included in the photo left to right are:
Homer Selby, AlluraRayne Reynard, Leonah Newcity, Ashley Young, Kendra Simpson, Carmen Wheeler, Brooke Mayhew, Naomi Cloney, Kallianne Fulford, Sean Selby
Included in the photo left to right are:
Sean Selby, Sierra Tester, Elizabeth Martell, Marissa Simpson, Katherine Pion, Maya Brainard, Shelby Fortin, Ryanne Nadeau, Homer Selby
NCCC Programs help bring fun educational learning and snacks to participants.
Fitness Day participant visiting the NCCC Cosmetology programs booth!Photo by Elizabeth Scherer
Two DECA students standing in front of the slide brought to Fitness Day by DECA.Photo by Elizabeth Scherer
NCCC Health Sciences 1 students teaching Fitness Day participant about CPR.Photo by Elizabeth Scherer
Culinary Arts students making delicious crepes for the Fitness Day participants.
Health Sciences 1 students pose for a group photo at the Annual Fitness Day.
Health Sciences students help teach students the importance of CPR.
Celebration of Community
North Country Career Center was well represented at the Annual Celebration of Community held this past week. The NCCC programs and clubs were present to show the variety of opportunities and education that are offered.
National Nurse Assisting Champion, Chantal Therrien
We have a SkillsUSA National Champion!
Vermont State champion Chantal Therrien, 18, of Newport Center won the Nurse Assisting Gold Medal at the SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
Congratulations Chantal for all of your hard work and being so cool under the pressure! Best to you at Husson University next year.
And congratulations to our dedicated NCCC Health Sciences instructor Celine Champine! Without her enthusiasm for SkillUSA, none of this would be possible.
NCCC SkillsUSA Chapter Competes in State Competition
By Allison Gray
Wednesday, April 4th and 5th, SkillsUSA students from North Country Career Center competed in the Vermont state competition. Students competed in the Nursing Assistant, Health Knowledge Bowl, Medical Math, Medical Terminology, and Welding categories. Health Sciences competitors showed their knowledge in personal care, routine tasks, basic anatomy, ethics, teamwork,and math concepts used in medical fields, to name a few examples. The Welding competitors showed their skills of welding procedure, using weld measuring gauges, and other various aspects of welding.
The NCCC SkillsUSA Chapters students received several medals for their knowledge in these fields. Melodee Martin (Medical Terminology) and Brianna Crouch (Medical Math) received bronze medals. Hailey Andrews (Nursing Assistant), Trevor Turgeon (Welding), Emily Perkins, Ashley Martin, Chelsea Daigle, and Victoria Davis (Health Knowledge Bowl) won silver medals. Chantal Therrien (Nurse Assistant) and Eli Roberts (Welding) won gold medals and will be flying to Louisville, Kentucky from June 25th to June 29th to compete in Nurse Assistant and Welding categories to represent the state of Vermont.
This is the Welding students’ first year of competing in the state competition. The Welding teacher for the Career Center, Ben Wells, helped prepare them will be accompanying Eli Roberts to Kentucky in June. “I wouldn’t miss it,” he states. He plans to continue doing the SkillsUSA competition with his students and is currently helping Eli prepare for the National competition in June. Chantal described the experience as, “A lot of stress, but it was fun and worth it on so many levels.”
(Top row): Brianna Crouch, Victoria Davis, Emily Perkins, Chelsea Daigle, Ashley Martin, Melodee Martin
(Bottom Row): Hailey Andrews, Chantal Therrien, Eli Roberts, Trevor Turgeon
Student Perspectives on Career and Technical Education
Check out this wonderful video from a former NCCC student and their perspectives on Career and Technical Education (CTE).
North Country Union High School FBLA Blood Drive Success
Newport, Vermont – February 19th, 2018 - North Country’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter hosted their first blood drive through the Red Cross. Over 50 people attended the closed drive. Our goal for the drive was to donate 30 pints of blood, we finished the day with 34 usable pints donated. We also had two power red donations. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component; therefore, these donations help more patients.
North Country FBLA would like to thank all of the students and staff who donated. Donating blood helps save lives and we couldn’t have done it without your participation.
Junior, Kevin Coderre donates blood at the FBLA Blood Drive.
FBLA Members (left to right) Olivia Clogston, Kennedy Rolfe, Sam Goulet, Emily Pickett, and Abby Leigh getting ready to volunteer at the drive.
Senior, Libby Chitambar donates blood at the FBLA Blood Drive.