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Career Pathways in the News
April 25, 2013
Learning to Serve Others
When learning about the work of the Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads (YVCHR), it is difficult to decide who benefits more from this local affiliate of the national Youth Volunteer Corps organization. The obvious benefactors are the recipients of the volunteer work. But, the youth who perform the volunteer service may garner as much as the recipients.
April 10, 2013
NASA is Celebrating Earth Month with NNPS Alumni
January 28, 2013
STEM Academy Dedicates Office to NNS
March 18, 2013
Heritage HS Students Complete Internship at NN Shipbuilding
February 21, 2013
Peninsula students take on Career Day Challenge
You can do a lot with a roll of duct tape. If you are creative, you can use it to build a ship that floats and carries weight. That was one of two tests for some 300 Peninsula high school students who participated in the Career Day Challenge at the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School Thursday morning.
School Districts and local businesses have mutual concerns and goals, but forming partnerships that benefit both parties takes planning, insight, and effort.
April 26, 2012
Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts City-Wide Egg Drop Engineering Competition
Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division partnered with Newport News Public Schools today to host the first Egg Drop Engineering Competition for middle and high school students. The event was sponsored by the NNS Career Pathways program.
March 29, 2012
Newport News Schools recruit partners for STEM initiative at summit
Newport News Public Schools made a strong push Thursday for business and community organizations to partner with its schools to help develop the next generation of the workforce.
March 26, 2012
Wanted: Workers with Diploma, Skills
The Virginia Ship Repair Association is proud to join WHRO and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in supporting the "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen" initiative. We believe the future of Hampton Roads and our vital maritime industry depends on encouraging young people to graduate and become contributing members of our community.
March 8, 2012
Denbigh High Grad Article
Robert "Bobby" Martin didn't wake up thinking "my life is going to change today" when he went to a career day at NASA's Langley Research Center with his Denbigh High School drafting class in 2008. But it did.
January 17, 2012
Spring Break: Make it Work!
Local businesses urged to help students learn about careers.
Hines Middle School opens student-run credit union
Students at Hines Middle School can now bring the contents of their piggy banks to school to open credit union savings accounts."Spartan Student Credit Union" officially opened at Hines Middle School in Newport News last week. It will be open 9:30 to 10 a.m. each Tuesday.
Local Students Spend Spring Break at the Shipyard
Newport News public high school students participated in the Career Pathways job shadowing "Spring Break - Make it Work" program held on April 5-6. The goal of the program was to pair high school students with local companies offering job shadowing opportunities during the spring break holiday.
Building a Seaworthy Partnership
Skills curriculum taught in grades six to eight. Students have become familiar with many professions and trades and have learned that they have the ability to join this industry. This all-out effort to become part of the school has led to significant motivation on the part of students to participate in the Career Pathways initiative and has encouraged students to master the essential skills emphasized in the Northrop Grumman Career Readiness Skills curriculum.
March 3, 2011
Newport News high school students can experience a real-life work place
Applications are being taken now for Newport News high school students who would like to learn about work experiences at local businesses and organizations during spring break. A program called Spring Break: Make It Work will pair students with workplaces during the break, which is April 4-8. Students may participate one or all of those days. The deadline for application is March 23.
November 20, 2010
Saddle Club introduces students to riding world
Farm animals aren't a common sight in Newport News, but a new program has them becoming a regular part of school for some Huntington Middle School students. A new saddle club that's part of the Newport News Public Schools' Career Pathways program is introducing youngsters to caring for and riding four-legged friends.
September 16, 2010
Boys & Girls Club opening new center, focusing on careers
In between playing table tennis, pool and foosball, managers of the new Crossroads Village Boys & Girls Club location want members to learn about careers. The new 10,000 square-foot building on Nettles Drive, which opened this week, is also the home to the Workforce Development Center and Career Café.
August 30, 2010
Will yard ownership affect civic work?
Richard Boutwell, Northrop's Apprentice School's training manager, coordinates the Career Pathways partnership with Newport News schools, one of several educational initiatives the company is involved in. Boutwell said he's optimistic that whatever happens with company ownership, the Career Pathways partnership will continue. Ann Ifekwunigwe, the Career Pathways coordinator with Newport News schools, said Northrop has the most extensive relationship compared to any of its business partners. The program includes job shadowing, internships, career fairs and other programs.
June 14, 2010
Jenkins Career Week
From June 7th to 11th, Jenkins Elementary School had daily Career Pathways activities, including a career fair. Watch this video to find out how students at Jenkins explored careers in their community, while developing career readiness skills.
May 29, 2010
Shipyard hopes to home-grow employees
Newport News Shipbuilding and school district partner to teach students about careers and job skills. In a sense, self interest is behind a partnership between Newport News Shipbuilding Corp. and Newport News Public Schools. Newport News Shipbuilding executives want "home-grown employees," said Richard Boutwell, the company's director of curriculum and development. The shipyard projects a need for more than 15,000 new employees in the next seven years.
May 11, 2010
Kindle lights fire in virtual business class
Shelby Ayers enrolled in a virtual business class in hopes of learning management skills she can later use to run her own restaurant. There was just one problem —the Warwick High School senior wasn't looking forward to all the reading it would require. But instead of a pile of books, she and her 20 classmates were assigned Kindles, slim, 10-ounce, tablet-sized electronic readers developed and sold by Amazon.com.
May 10, 2010
Middle School newspaper attracts readers
When an explosion tore a hole in Crittenden Middle School in November, the first media on the scene were not local television and print journalists. When an explosion tore a hole in Crittenden Middle School in November, the first media on the scene were not local television and print journalists.
March 15, 2010
Newport News students earn money, experience mapping watershed
Brows furrowed in Kim Bates' geographic information systems lab at Heritage High School. Students had visited a washed-out culvert in the Newport News watershed. They used global positioning system tools to mark its coordinates.
May 19, 2009
Students think requiring a finance class is a good idea
Personal finance class is an elective usually chosen by students interested in business and finance, but beginning next year, Virginia students pursuing advanced diplomas must take an economics or finance class to graduate.
May 14, 2009
Job programs for teens, young adults
A federal program will provide jobs to teenagers and young adults up to age 24.
March 30, 2008
Virginia Education Wizard: Look for a new career, register for classes and more
The Virginia Education Wizard, billed as a one-stop site for college and career planning, was launched by the Virginia Community College System and can be accessed at www.vawizard.org.
December 1, 2008
Who's better at science? Heritage High clubs also teach responsibility and leadership
The boys of MOB and the girls of STARS seek to learn and make friends by making the subject fun.
December 1, 2008
Not quite business as usual in this class
Future business executives are building resumes early at Denbigh High School.
November 16, 2008
Students get taste of working world
A Richneck Elementary program lets them juggle class assignments and campus jobs.
November 7, 2008
Business leaders, officials get pitch for business partnerships
Commitment is sought to help the Career Pathways program.