The Career and Technical Education Business Advisory Council is meeting on Wednesday, October 31, 2018at noon in the Central Services main boardroom, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The primary objectives of the CTE Business Advisory Council (BAC) are to identify economic and workforce trends related to the training and educational needs of our community.   The meeting is open to the public. 

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 23, 2018

        


American Flags on posted on lawnOn Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. the Fayetteville Vet Center will sponsor a resource fair. The event will be held in Robeson Plaza located at 2301 Robeson Street, Suite 103, Fayetteville, NC. The following resource vendors will be available for Veterans: NC Works Veterans Employment Consultants; VA Employment Coordinator/Recruiter; Hope thru Horses, Inc.; VA Peer Recovery Support; Veterans Assembled Electronics; Rank to Riches; Transitional Care Management; VA Homeless Veterans Program; Family Endeavors; Veterans Service Officer; Social Security; Civilian Personnel (NAF); Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (APF); St. Josephs of the Pines; Community Patriots Art Center; NC Pro Bono Resource Center; and Vet Center Counselors.

The event is FREE and all Veterans are welcome. For more information, call 910.488.6252.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 22, 2018

        


The Cumberland County Board of Education Auxiliary Services, Student Support Services, Finance, Policy, Curriculum, and Personnel Committees will meet on Thursday, October 25, 2018starting at 8:30 am in the Central Services Board Room, located at 2465 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 22, 2018

        


Mary McArthur Students See How Things Work at the Cumberland County Schools' Central Services BuildingOn Friday, Oct. 19, the third-grade students of Mary McArthur elementary school traveled to Central Services to better understand the way the school system is run. They were greeted by Mr. Jonathan Frantz, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, and Ms. Donna Vann, CCS Board of Education Vice-chair. After Ms. Vann answered some student questions, Dr. Marvin Connelly spoke with the students and selected some students to serve as board members, superintendent, attorney, and cabinet members to model how board policies are developed and implemented.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 19, 2018

        


Pictured: Westover High School Collision Repair students with Rene’ Muffett (center), Business Marketing & Customer Relations Specialist for Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep.

Pictured: Westover High School Collision Repair students with Rene’ Muffett (center), Business Marketing & Customer Relations Specialist for Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep.

Students in the Cumberland County Schools have access to work-based learning opportunities throughout the school year. Westover High School students recently enrolled in the Collision Repair Program toured the Rick Hendrick Chrysler Jeep Dealership on McPherson Church Road.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 17, 2018

        


Nore Brantley, High School to Work Partnership Coordinator, accepts the ACT Work Ready Community Award for Cumberland County at the ACT Workforce Summit in New Orleans.

Nore Brantley, High School to Work Partnership Coordinator, accepts the ACT Work Ready Community Award for Cumberland County at the ACT Workforce Summit in New Orleans.


Cumberland County was recognized as an ACT Work Ready Community at the ACT Workforce Summit in New Orleans on October 9 after completing a two-year certification process.
 
The process began in 2016 when a steering committee was formed to develop a plan for Cumberland County to become a certified Work Ready Community. That plan included strategies to build employer support for the initiative and increase the high school graduation rate.
 
Businesses can register their support for the National Career Readiness Certificate by visiting workreadycommunities.org/NC/051. For additional information about how to earn the Career Readiness Certificate, individuals can call the Cumberland County NCWorks Career Center at 910-486-1010 or visit 414 Ray Ave, Fayetteville NC.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 17, 2018

        


Forward March written in white on blue background with red and white stripesMoving Families Forward During Challenging Times

As we celebrate our military members and their families for the sacrifices they make, we must recognize the need for continued support as they transition out of the Armed Services. 

This two-day training is beneficial for anyone who works with military members or their families including, substance abuse professionals, mental health professionals, social workers, case managers, school personnel, clergy, veteran services, government, non-profit and private organizations.

November 1-2, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Iron Mike’s Conference Center
2658 Reilly St. Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 28310

For more information on cost and registration, contact La-Lisa Hewett-Robinson, MA Southern Regional AHEC at 910.678.7293

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 17, 2018

        


Image of Uncle Sam dressed in red, white, and blueMilitary Academies Fair
Date: Oct 25 2018, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fort Bragg Child and Youth Services is hosting the 11th Annual Military Academies Fair.  This is a college fair that features only the service academies, Military colleges, corps of cadets schools, and representatives from post-secondary ROTC programs.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 17, 2018

        


Teacher from Gray’s Creek High School Clinches the TOY Title

CCS' 2019 Teacher of the Year Amy StovallFayetteville – “I consider my greatest contribution to be that of bringing together diverse groups of students in order to create beautiful music together,” said Cumberland County Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year (TOY) Amy Stovall, a chorus and music teacher at Gray’s Creek High School.

The announcement of the 2019 Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Teacher of the Year was made during an annual dinner in the Cumberland County Crown Ballroom tonight. The presentation took place in front of 86 Teacher-of-the-Year candidates, their guests, school administrators, School Board members, and business partners.
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Published by Laurie Pender on October 16, 2018

        


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention LogoEl programa de “Más Que Triste: La Depresión Juveníl ha enseñado a más de un millón de estudiantes, padres de familia y educadores como identificar y actuar con casos de salud mental.

Los padres de familia aprenderán a reconocer los síntomas de la depresión y otros problemas de salud mental, como iniciar una conversación con su hijo/a y cómo buscarle ayuda.

Más Que Triste: La Depresión Juvenil Cuándo: Viernes, 19 de octubre a las 10 a 12 horas

Dónde: Departamento de Inglés Como Segundo Idioma 1307 Hillsboro St Fayetteville, NC 28301 Tel: 910-484-1176

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Published by Laurie Pender on October 16, 2018

        


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