Author Archives: Grand Forks Public Schools Career & Character Education

Personality Traits of the Millenial Generation…

Originally posted at http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bthesite/bal-pictures-the-millennial-generation-who-are-we-20120626,0,3841596.photogallery “Call us what you want — Millennials, Generation Y, and Generation We — it doesn’t change the reality that most of us grew up just as one era ended and another began. We’re old enough to … Continue reading

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Being Prepared Has Never Been So Important…

“Being educated isn’t enough.  Students need to also be prepared.”  This past summer I attended a professional development conference where the keynote speaker, Chad Foster, spoke these words.  We need to make sure that our students are graduating with not … Continue reading

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February is National Job Shadow Month…

 Just as the legendary groundhog spots its own shadow, so too will employers across the nation spot theirs. Except this time, the “shadows” will be eager young high school students ready to learn all about the workplace of their host … Continue reading

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The College-For-All Model Isn’t Working…

Article originally printed on December 3, 2013 “Instead of going through Congress and making the initiative bipartisan, President Obama acted alone in mid-November, promising $100 million in grants to specialized high schools — such as New York City’s Pathways in … Continue reading

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NTHS Serving Our Community…

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) honors the best and brightest students in Career and Technical Education classes.  One of NTHS’s seven core values is citizenship.  Each member of NTHS completes twenty hours of individual volunteer service and also participates in … Continue reading

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Exhibitor Showcase A Huge Success….

On November 13, 2013 all of the region’s 10th graders attended the 2nd annual Northern Valley Career Expo at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.  Students attended 4 sessions, one of which was the Exhibitor Showcase on the arena floor.  … Continue reading

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Health Care Job Growth…

Besides home-health aides, other health care occupations expected by CareerBuilder to see more than 30 percent job growth by 2023 are: veterinary technologist and technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapy assistants and physical therapist aides. Jobs for … Continue reading

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Become a Junior Achievement Volunteer…

The purpose of Junior Achievement is to teach students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, & financial literacy. Since it’s important to introduce these principles to students at an early age, in the Grand Forks area, we offer Junior Achievement to all … Continue reading

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Examining the Benefits of CTE…

“Last month the College Board, in conjunction with Phi Delta Kappan (PDK), released an article extolling the virtues of Career Technical Education (CTE) and how best to ensure quality and access to it across the nation. Written by Jean-Claude Brizard, former CEO of … Continue reading

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ND High Demand Career Alert…

Dental Hygienists are just one of the many high demand careers in North Dakota. If you’re interested in medicine and dentistry, this may be the perfect career for you. Dental Hygienists clean teeth and examine oral areas, the head, and … Continue reading

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