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New Career and Technology program at SFCC prepares students for law enforcement careers


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Hope Lecchi is the education reporter for the Democrat, covering all things education in Sedalia and Pettis County, as well as providing general assignment and feature coverage. She can be reached at 660-530-0144.

Students exposed to variety of careers

Students at Peachland-Polkton Elementary School got a glimpse at several jobs during the school’s annual Career Day on Nov. 17.

Community members visited to tell students about their careers, their job duties, the level of education or training required, and which school subjects are important in their line of work.

“Career Day activities provide students exposure to a variety of careers as they begin to formulate ideas about career options they might want to consider one day,” said Michael Freeman, superintendent of Anson County Schools.

“It also prepares students to begin the process of selecting middle and high school course of studies, that will form the foundation for attending institutions of higher learning, such as college or technical school programs, which may be needed to enter the work force in their career path of interest,” he added.

Students learned from a number of people, including a crime scene investigator, nurses, business owners, farmers, a

Read more at: http://www.ansonrecord.com/news/5735/students-exposed-to-variety-of-careers

Smart Girls Rock inspires STEM careers for girls

NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) — It’s all about girls in the Fox Valley, where the third annual “Smart Girls Rock” event works to inspire young woman about the STEM, “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” fields.

“Rather than just making them sit down and take a look at our video wall, or not interact with our models, I think it’s been a really cool experience getting them up,” says Melissa Schulteis, a virtual construction specialist at Miron Construction.

The company held the event Thursday that takes small groups of female students across a handful of stations, giving them a hands-on feel for what STEM careers could be like.

The stations include things like welding, virtual construction and crime scene investigation.

“It’s really rewarding to see them progress and reach the goals that they’ve set for themselves,” says Lt. Kelly Gady of the Appleton Police Department.

Lt. Gady

Read more at: http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Smart-Girls-Rock-inspires-STEM-careers-for-girls-450648303.html

Valley teens learn about careers in law enforcement, medical response

WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV) — Students from more than a dozen high schools are learning about jobs in law enforcement and emergency medical response from the professionals themselves.

Blue Ridge Community College partnered with the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy to invite local authorities and first response teams to talk with a group of teens about a wide range of subjects — including crime scene investigation, cyber security, forensics and the correctional system.

One of the top goals of the program is to get students thinking about a possible career before graduation.

A focus on law enforcement is particularly relevant, amid reports of unfilled positions at Virginia police stations.

Andrew McNally, the director of the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy, says there’s been a drop in the pool of applicants for law enforcement positions.

“It’s kind of harder to find people who want to go into law enforcement,” he said, “with

Read more at: http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Valley-teens-learn-about-careers-in-law-enforcement-medical-response-450325563.html

Summer camp for teens puts CSI careers under a microscope

A shocking scene greets first responders: A professor dead, face up on the floor of an auditorium at a South Jersey university, a pool of blood seeped onto the floor.

Clues – or are they simply random trash and debris? – fill the auditorium. 

Among the material: drinking straws, a mirror, footprints, an earring, a DVD. Are they evidence? Or just trash?

And wait, what’s way up here? Feet from a balcony exit door high up in the auditorium, another victim – a teaching assistant – is face down, an ooze of pooled blood beneath her head.

Among the many clues are two shell casings, obviously from a small-caliber gun.

One is near

Read more at: http://www.phillyvoice.com/summer-camp-for-teens-puts-csi-careers-under-a-microscope/

​Evans students play CSI to explore careers in science – Newnan Times

Rebecca Leftwich / The Newnan Times-Herald

Evans Middle School students presented their crime scene investigation project to the Coweta County Board of Education recently. From left are Tripp Slaton, Asher Woods, Evans Middle School Principal Vera Perry-Harris, REACH science teacher Janee Smith, Sara Gonzalez and Xavier Ramsay.

A study of genetics turned one Evans Middle School classroom into a crime scene as Janee Smith’s gifted science students used scientific investigative techniques to solve a staged crime.

Smith and some of her students –  Tripp Slaton, Asher Woods, Sara Gonzalez and Xavier

Read more at: http://times-herald.com/news/2017/01/evans-students-play-csi-to-explore-careers-in-science