Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

Several area educators recently attended seminars at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Participating educators from Rowan-Salisbury Schools included Carmen N. Lentz and Lindsay M. Merritt of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School; Crystal J. Brown, Carlotta M. Chambers-Ramseur and Ginger K. Throckmorton of Knox Middle School; and Mary G. Miller of Morris Grove Elementary School.
NCCAT educates teachers and provides them new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. NCCAT conducts interdisciplinary, topic-specific seminars for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers in the environmental and biological sciences, technology, mathematics, communication, leadership, and the arts and humanities. For more information about NCCAT’s instructional programs, visit or call 828-293-5202.
West student second in competition
RALEIGH – Rodolfo Trujillo of China Grove, who attends West Rowan High School, placed second at the Masonry Pre-Apprentice Contest at the N.C. State Fair on Oct. 15. Daniel Furr of Concord won first place. Jacob Sides of Albemarle, who attends West Stanley High School, took home third place honors.
Furr, who attends Mount Pleasant High School, won an assortment of sponsor prizes for his efforts.
Pre-apprenticeships provide students a link between education in the classroom and skill training in the workplace. They create work experience opportunities in apprenticeable occupations and prepare individuals for possible participation in registered apprenticeship programs after graduation.
Contests are held annually at the State Fair in masonry, HV/AC-R, electrical, carpentry and plumbing/pipefitting. A separate contest took place on Monday for registered masonry apprentices.
CNA and med tech classes
A certified nursing assistance I class will start Monday, Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m. The session is for three weeks. Interested applicants may call 704-298-4450.
The course is sponsored by the New Careers Learning Center at 510 Old Centergrove Road in Kannapolis in the Marable Memorial Plaza.
A med tech training class will be held on Saturday at New Careers Learning Center. The session will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 510 Old Centergrove Road. For detailed information, interested persons should contact 704-298-4450. Seating is limited.