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Jason Kester - 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year

We are so excited to announce...

Jason Kester, Career & Technical Education's culinary arts teacher from Mainland High School, was chosen as Volusia County Schools' Teacher of the Year for 2017- 2018. 

Mr. Kester was a guest speaker at the February 11, 2017 Parent University held at DeLand High School. Please watch his speech to the Parent University audience below.

Parent University Speech by Jason Kester 

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Why CTE?

Parents, do you ever wonder WHY CTE? Hopefully this diagram will show you how your student can benefit from a Career and Technical Education. 

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DeLand High Communications Academy

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Congratulations to Jack Lunceford, Student at DeLand High


Mr. James Lowenstein, Teacher & Program Assistant for the Communications Academy reports that Jake was recently on the scene for a 2-alarm fire and created a 5 minute video documenting the response of multiple agencies.  The video has been shared by the Volusia County Professional Firefighters Facebook page.  Mr. Lowenstein stated, "It is apparent to me that Jake has made quite a connection with his immersion hosts and he is very much appreciated by members of the firefighter profession providing the opportunity and interaction through your academy immersion activities!  These are the types of experiences that showcase the skills that are learned in the classroom and their real world applications."


New Smyrna Beach Medical Academy Public Service Message

Kathleen Rich Zois, R.N., Medical Academy Director at New Smyrna Beach High School,was quoted as saying, "The students at various grade levels have been learning CPR and First Aid."  Two groups of students are using their video projects for HOSA competion, have placed at regionals and will be heading to compete at the HOSA State Competition. Congratulations Medical Academy students! We are proud of what you have done!

Heart Attacks  Student VIDEO  

What is HOSA?

HOSA is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. Promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

Guess why 77 district students are going to Orlando in April 2017..?


Because they placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Florida Region 12 Competition for HOSA and are representing Volusia County in the state HOSA Competition. Way to go, future health professionals! Volusia County is proud of you!


Academy of Construction Technologies (Act)

Student Video  ​

The Mission of Act

The mission of the Academy of Construction Technologies (ACT) is to develop a well-trained workforce in the construction industry. This will be accomplished by improving the image of construction careers and by sponsoring a youth/pre-apprenticeship program in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia schools. 

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Did You Know?

Bachelor's Degree Not Required For Many Stem Jobs: A recent Brookings report shares that half of STEM jobs are for workers with less than a four-year degree Bachelors Degree not required.pdf

ACTE - CTE's Role In American Competiveness: 

The attached link explores how CTE plays a vital role in developing a well-educated workforce Driving American Competitiveness.


The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education is the primary agent for generating scientifically based knowledge, dissemination, professional development, and technical assistance to improve CTE in the United States....learn more

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