Floyd County Early College and Career Explorers

Floyd County Early College and Career Explorers
Posted on 09/21/2018
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Superintendent Danny Adkins is excited to announce a new early exploration program in college and career pathways, Floyd County Early College and Career Explorers, FCEC2s. Thanks to a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education Career and Educational program and the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, our eighth grade students will be part of a pilot program for the 2018-2019 school year.


Adkins comments, “The program is going to provide our students with the opportunity to learn more about the fields of office technology, welding, electricity, carpentry, automotive, health science (pre-nursing), and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems during one grading term through participation in programs at our Floyd County Are Technology Center in Martin.”


Adkins discusses how this is going out to stakeholders saying, “South Floyd Elementary and Duff-Allen Central Elementary will partner and be our first two schools with students beginning in mid-October. SFES Principal Denise Issac and DACE Principal Wes Halbert agree that providing field experiences in career education will help these eight graders select a future college and career pathway.” Adkins continues, “We’ll have an informational meeting for our students at each school to help communicate the program design and goals. Our District Wide Guidance Counselor, Leslie Fannin, ATC Principal Lenville Martin, school administrators and staff, and ATC instructors will all be there to help answer questions that students may have. We have some of our community agencies/members who are graciously providing some extras, like T-shirts.  Then we will be sending a newsletter home with each student.   ”


ATC Principal Lenville Martin states, “Students who continue on this route will acquire skills and certifications which will allow them to get a good job when they graduate from high school or be ahead of the game along their career pathway in college which can save their parents money.”


Adkins ended saying, “We are thrilled to see this program get up and running in our district! We believe that when students know more about the opportunities provided at our area ATC, that they are better equipped to consider possible choices for their own education and career pathways. This is another way we are providing more opportunities for all kids.”

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