FROM STAFF REPORTS
Community leaders had an opportunity to meet with the Iredell-Statesville Schools leaders, board members and principals on October 17 at the Career Academy and Technical Schools to learn more about the district’s educational offerings.
Kenston Griffin, CEO of Dream Builders, delivered opening remarks and gave the audience an overview of the work Dream Builders is doing with the district’s Restart schools, N.B. Mills Elementary, Third Creek Middle and Statesville High.
The main focus of the event was sharing information about the “out-of-the-box” opportunities available to students who are not preparing for college and those who are unsure of a career pathway.
The Career Academy and Technical School provides opportunities for students to earn certifications in Automobile Technology, Fire Science, Health Science (Certified Nursing Assistant), Manicuring, Welding, ServSafe Certification in Food Service, Masonry and Advanced Manufacturing.
Students who attend CATS and do well are prepared to continue their education at a four-year university or community college, enter the military or join the workforce. Materials were shared with each participant to distribute to colleagues and to students and parents within the community.
Additional meetings are planned as a follow-up and to continue to inform parents, students and the community of the opportunities provided by I-SS.
I-SS leaders present at the event included Superintendent Jeff James, school board Chairman Martin Page, Vice Chairman Chuck Gallyon and CATS Principal Larry Rogers.