Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
1/24/2023 - 6:00 PM  
Action Items  
Career and Technical Education Modernization and Support in Grades Six through Eight Grant Program  
Strategic Plans:
File Attachment:
PRC 023 Part 1 (Modernization) Grant Awards PDF (1) (1) - Derrick Fogg.pdf
WARREN CO NC SOLE SOURCE JAN 10 2023 (1) - Derrick Fogg.docx
Engage middle school students in more hands-on learning experiences in a variety of fields, from employability skills to structural engineering, to help them discover their interests and abilities while reaching their academic and personal potential. Students will be ready for the challenges of CTE classes by the time they get to problem-solving and work-based learning classes in high school. They will be better informed when choosing a career path or CTE concentration. Our high school graduates will be employable upon completion of the CTE curriculum.

Funding from this grant will allow Warren County Middle School students, teachers, and staff to grow, be informed, develop, and explore careers.

Teachers will engage in professional development with Paxton Patterson facilitators and trainers. During this training, teachers will receive deep alignment curriculum support that is attached to national and state standards. Teachers will earn CEUs through rigorous training. Lab instructors will participate in a four step professional development program,
1. Registration
2. Complete Online Lessons
3. 4-hour On-Site Support Session
4. Opportunities to attend regional workshops

Students will engage in authentic problem-based learning experiences as they discover their interests and aptitudes as a result of the development of this middle school lab. Currently the middle school wants to design a program that exposes students to a wide range of Career Clusters, as well as define a more focused pathway for all students; College & Career Ready Labs will serve as a model for career success. Teachers, Career Development Coordinators and school counselors will provide student support in the lab. The school will collaborate with educational consultants to identify the program of study that best meets the needs of the school based on industry needs surveys, student interest, state, nation, and local industry trends.
The purpose of the CTE Modernization and Support Grant is to modernize Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming, materials, training, and development in schools serving sixth through eighth grade students.  
Board approval is requested  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Keith Sutton - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Mrs. Talley-Brame Moved, Member Ms. Byrd seconded to approve the Original motion 'Board approval is requested'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Ms. Lehman     Yes
Ms. Byrd     Yes
Mrs. Talley-Brame     Yes
Mrs. Long     Yes
Ms. Sims     Yes