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To create a highly trained and sustainable workforce by empowering students to become successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy.

                                                                               2017 WCC Youth Poultry Workshop
Monday, February 20th
9:30am-3:30pm
Wilkes Community College
 
 
Free for Middle & High School Students
Lunch Provided
T-Shirt given to each Participant
 
Students MUST apply here by February 6th.

During the workshop, students will be able to learn the following:

-General understanding of the poultry industry 

-Candle eggs to determine fertility                            

-Break out eggs to determine hatch-ability issues

-Eggs will be set in order to have chicks hatching the day of the workshop

-Grade Eggs according to USDA standards

-Grade carcass according to USDA standards 

-Dissect birds and identify different internal organs

 
 
 
 
CTE Celebrates NC Computer Science Education Week (Dec 5-11th)

 
Mrs. Walker, Business, Finance, and Information Technology Teacher at North Wilkes High hosted a coding event during Smart Lunch. Students were introduced to computer science and learned the basic skills of coding.  We celebrate computer science education week to educate our students and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
 
Did you know that coding skills are needed in the following occupations?
 
1.  CNC Machine Tool Programmers ($49,000/yr)
2.  Computer Programmers ($79,000/yr)
3.  Software Developers ($98,000/yr)
 
*salaries are based on national average, information was obtained from www.onetonline.org
 
 
 
 
CTE Partners with Wilkes Central High School to make the Manufacturing Career Fair a Success!
 
Two hundred and twenty-one freshman spent time at the Manufacturing Career Fair learning from different businesses and careers associated with manufacturing on Monday, December 5th at the first Wilkes Central Career Fair.  Nine manufacturers from Alexander, Wilkes, and Surry were represented which included Allura, Craftmaster Furniture, Gardner Glass Products, Meadows Mills, LuRay Textiles, Weyerhauser, Schneider Mills, Tyson, and Anchor Coffee Company.  Representatives from Wilkes Community College were also in attendance to talk to the students.
 
Upperclassmen were also given the opportunity to visit and talk with the representatives during their Smart Lunch
 
 
 
Knowledge and Application of Technology Skills
In our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world, it's important to us that our students have the
technology skill set to be competitive!
 
Mrs. Woodie, West Wilkes High School
MultiMedia & Webpage Design
Task: Using Adobe Premiere Pro, Audacity, and Canva create media on topic Surviving Freshman Year
 
 
 
 
 

 
Vision Statement
To eliminate unemployment in Wilkes County by strategically aligning educational offerings with the needs of local business and industry.
 
Non-Discrimination Statement
In compliance with federal laws, Wilkes County Schools administers all locally operated educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, marital status, pregnancy, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.  

Declaración Sobre la Discriminación
De acuerdo con las leyes federales, todos los programas educativos locales y toda actividad de empleo del sistema escolar del condado de Wilkes se administra sin discriminación alguna en base a la raza, la religión, el origen nacional o étnico, el color, la edad, el estatus marital, estado de embarazo, servicio militar, discapacidad o género, y provee acceso igual a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados, excepto cuando la exención sea la apropiada o permitida por la ley.