Students were surprised by twin tap dancers, Sean and John Scott from the critically acclaimed strip show “Absinthe,” opening up the program, and later hip hop violinist, Brandon Summers performances and storytelling. Following the popular real time interactive audience/panel discussion, and career & college fair sponsored by CCSD CTE Department, students learned about apprenticeship and job opportunities, and college resources. Career/college mapping will help guide students through high school graduation depending upon their personal goals.
Parents should be aware of the Nevada College Kickstarter Program, a college savings account provided to every student as a result of legislation passed in 2013 (SB475). The Program automatically enrolls all eligible Nevada kindergarten students attending public schools with a $50 College Kick Start Program account with information provided by the State Department of Education or the child’s school or district. Kick Start accounts are forfeited if a family fails to claim their child’s Kick Start account before he or she finishes third grade. For more information visit http://collegekickstart.nv.gov/
Anyone interested in Office of Workforce Innovation or Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project should visit http://gov.nv.gov/OWINN/ and http://www.nvapprenticeship.org/students/#opportunities. “As a registered apprentice, you'll be paid to learn your job. Your employer pays for your on-the-job and technical classroom training, so you don't have to worry about finding the time or money to go back to school.”
Nevada legislators serving on legislative education committees were recognized as a CCBC Education Equity Hero, along with Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky for his years of service. Dr. Zac Robbins, Principal at Cheyenne High School was honored as the Educator of the Year. BSU club presidents helped present the awards.
Yvette Williams is a community advocate and Chair/Founder of the Clark County Black Caucus, a non-partisan community organization driven 100% by volunteer members registered to vote. Follow her Blog at www.YvetteBWilliams.com and on twitter @YvetteBWilliams or contact her at ClarkCountyBlackCaucus@gmail.com for more information.