Caroline Career and Technology Center recently hosted an Open House for all programs which featured an information session specifically for the Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP).
Teachers from the agriculture, automotive, construction, cosmetology, and culinary programs were on hand to greet students and families. They gave tours of their classrooms and answered questions about curriculum, hands-on experience, and certifications available to students.
The AMP information session had a large turnout of interested students and their families. Business partners were on hand to discuss their connection to the program. AMP teacher Keith Hale, CCTC principal Gene Smith, and assistant superintendent Milton Nagel welcomed guests and discussed the success of the program and what it offers to students. CCTC teacher specialist Eric Cook spoke about current and new apprenticeship and internship opportunities for students.
Former AMP students Colton Muir and Chad Smith shared their experiences in working through and completing the program and answered questions from the audience. Chad’s advice to a student just beginning the program would be, “Ask questions and pay attention.”
AMP business partner TD Albright with Winchester Construction spoke about the program’s value to the business community that seeks to hire workers skilled in the trades and trained in soft skills such as teamwork and communication. He stated, “The program is a great chance for kids to learn about career alternatives.”
In response to audience questions, Mr. Hale explained that AMP provides knowledge and skills in a wide variety of areas. In addition to preparing students to be competitive in the job market, AMP also provides a fundamental background for students planning to pursue an engineering degree.
For more information about all programs of study at CCTC, please contact Principal Gene Smith, [email protected]
All event photos are available on the CCPS Flickr page.