Student Spotlight: Brooke Thomas, Western Harnett HS

Class: Senior

Pathway: Pre-Associate in Science

GPA: 4.32

Taking CCP classes has definitely allowed me to develop more independent learning abilities. I always keep a planner and write down my assignments and tests ahead of time, along with club meetings.

Being able to manage my time and prioritize my activities takes a lot of organization and focus. School takes up almost all of my time and I do not mind because I know the importance of education for my future.

Enrolling in the CCP program has made me more independent and ready for college. The program has allowed me the opportunity to get a college education at an affordable price, which is very important in today's economy.

My plans for after high school are to attend a 4-year college and receive a bachelor's degree in Interior Design and double minor in Graphic Design and Fashion Merchandising.

CTE Pathway Offering: Human Services Technology Human Services Technology

The Human Service Technology Pathway is one of the brand new pathways being highlighted and implemented for the 2015-2016 academic year for the Career and College Promise Program. Human Service Technology provides students with the opportunity to enroll in coursework that will allow them to make "a difference in the lives of others". Students will be challenged academically through courses such as Developmental Psychology, Social Problems, Crisis Intervention, and Counseling to name a few. Students who are successful in completing the curriculum coursework and go on to graduate find work within the Department of Social Services as either program assistants, intake counselors, or facilitators serving the needs of those within youth programs, shelters and domestic violence services programs.

Students who enroll in the Human Service Technology Pathway have the opportunity to enjoy individualized attention within a classroom setting. For a more hands on experience, students are required to partake in an internship opportunity that will allow them to apply learned skills and training within a human service agency. Students have the potential of earning a starting salary of $37,000 - $50,000 when entering the workforce. Student who have an interest in going to Human Services or Social Work have a great future ahead of them if choosing to participate in this pathway.

Resources for Students Ready for Work: ASVAB Study Materials

Are you a student or recent graduate interested in finding a job? NCWorks is the premier search engine that provides job seekers with the opportunity to search for employment within the workforce. The site allows interested job seekers to search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training opportunities. The site goes a step further in also providing statistical analysis on job availability by location, salary differences, and other labor market facts in the state of North Carolina. This site is a great resource for current high school students as well as graduates who are interested in finding their dream job! For current high school students, visit your Career and Development Coordinator for more information regarding NCWorks, job shadowing opportunities, and more information on the quest to pursue your future career.

For more information on the NCWorks website.

College Transfer at a Glance: Take Charge at Lenoir-Rhyne!

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a small private liberal arts university located in Hickory, North Carolina. Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne continues to grow in numbers and in diversity. As of the 2014-2015, Lenoir-Rhyne enrolled nearly 3,000 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of 16. Students have the opportunity to choose from over 50 different majors and programs. For students who are looking to challenge themselves academically, Lenoir-Rhyne allows students to Take Charge!

For students who are interested in extracurricular activities, Lenoir-Rhyne offers leadership opportunities in over 100 different student clubs and organizations. Lenoir-Rhyne also competes in Division II Athletics in 20 different sports.

If you would like to get a preview of what life is like at Lenoir-Rhyne, take a look at the upcoming events and dates sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Game Day: November 7th
  • Transfer Open House: November 7th
  • Discover LR: November 14th

For more information visit the following webpages: Lenoir-Rhyne University & the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Resources for Students Going to College: Upward Bound Math & Science

The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program is a national, federally funded program that provides students with the opportunity to enhance students' intellect within the academic areas of math and science. The goal of the program is to encourage students and help them recognize and develop skills in math and science which will prepare them for postsecondary degree opportunities.

Students who participate in the UBMS program are exposed to intensive math and science training, year-round counseling and advisement, exposure to different university settings and faculty, and research.

What better way to begin the quest for postsecondary education than to participate in the Upward Bound Math and Science program!

**UBMS currently serves students in Harnett County.

Central Carolina Works Director's SpotlightVMOct15

Happy Fall!

We have reached the mid-point in the semester. The advisors are in full swing at their schools assisting with testing, monitoring student success (following mid-term exams), and preparing for spring registration. The college registration period begins on November 9th for returning students, and the advisors are working with students on their college schedules and course selection. I am excited to share a few exciting updates with you below.

Take care,
Virginia Mallory, Director of Secondary Partnerships

"Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in."
Leonardo da Vinci

Points of Interest:

Central Carolina Works is being mirrored as a state model! For more information read the story on CCCC's College News.

Central Carolina Works has 9 new CTE CCP Pathways this Fall!

  • Accounting
  • Culinary Arts
  • Human Services Technology
  • Laser and Photonics Technology
  • Library Information Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Telecommunications and Installation Maintenance

Coming Fall 2016!

  • Computer-Aided Drafting Design Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Veterinary Medical Technology

Central Carolina Works was presented at the National Career Pathways Network Conference in Dallas, TX on October 29th.

CCP Program Updates

NC Career & College Promise
High School Fall 2014 Enrollment Fall 2015 Enrollment
Chatham Central High School 31 56
Jordan Matthews High School 62 89
Northwood High School 60 120
Lee County High School 73 131
Southern Lee High School 76 145
Harnett Central High School 31 49
Triton High School 54 79
Overhills High School 25 70
Western Harnett High School 17 58

797 students are enrolled in CCP classes from the 9 area high schools, up from 429 last fall

1,144 total high school students are enrolled in CCP classes. This includes Lee Early College, private and charter school students, and home school students.

16% of juniors and seniors are enrolled in CCP classes from the 9 area high schools