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RHMS launches pathway program

School now offereing technology-based classes to 569 students

POSTED: November 28, 2012 11:19 a.m.

Richmond Hill Middle School teacher Lance Byrd helps students Kaylynn Balcom, left, Alexis Mosco and Anthony Salazar with computer work as part of the new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education pilot program at the school.

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Richmond Hill Middle School is now offering a new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pilot program to students, and the core group of 569 currently enrolled represents the first students exposed to a program that is part of a growing focus on career pathways in schools.
These pathways have been set out by the federal and state parameters in a three-pronged approach that serves to introduce skills and concepts that are vital in today’s changing economic marketplace. By allowing students to discover their own talents along with their interests, the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program is meant to pave the way to high school, college and career pathways.
The three prongs of CTAE that feed the middle school program are engineering and technology, business and computer science, and introduction to ground, air and maritime logistics.

Read more in the Nov. 28 edition of the News.

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