CDC/SPC ~ Melba Keathley
The Career Development Coordinator (CDC) supports the Career and Technical Education department and works collaboratively with administrators, student services personnel, teachers, parents, business/industry, postsecondary institutions, military, community organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure the delivery of career development services for students. CDC's promote career awareness, exploration, and planning. The role of the CDC also includes facilitating the work-based learning opportunities (job shadowing, internships, co-op education, etc...)
The Special Populations Coordinator (SPC) supports the Career and Technical Education department through identifying students within special populations each semester who are taking any CTE courses and providing support to those CTE teachers with possible teaching strategies. SPC's also work with each student who is considered Special Pops on developing, implementing, and monitoring their Career Development Plan. The role of the SPC also includes collaborating with other service providers to assist the members of special populations in academic, social, and personal development.
The mission of Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy. The CTE program areas we offer, here at North Duplin, are Agricultural Education, Business, Finance, & Information Technology Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Health Sciences Education. We also have Career and Technical Student Organizations that are active at North Duplin. They are Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), and Future Farmers of America (FFA).
2018-2019 Updates:1) NTHS will be meeting again this year. We will identify potential members based on specific criteria after the first 9 weeks.2.) WorkKeys testing for our Seniors will occur in the Spring semester (2019). Information about review sessions will be coming soon. We will be testing all Juniors in January/February 2019.3). Career Readiness Sessions will be held in collaboration with our business and industry representatives from the Duplin County Partnership for Career Planning. The importance of soft skills will be discussed. More information will be forthcoming.4.) Career Connections experiences (formerly known as job shadowing experiences) will be available for our Juniors. I will hold a meeting with all Juniors during the first two weeks of school and have sign ups available.5.) If you are in the 10th or 11th grade and are interested in job shadowing in the Health Sciences area, please see me for opportunities through Vidant Duplin Hospital. There will be a packet of information and modules to complete before the deadline. There are different deadlines throughout the school year. There are only a few spaces available each round, so it will be on a first come, first served basis. Please see me if you are interested.6.) More information regarding our school's state testing schedule will be forthcoming. Look for a link on our main webapge.8th Grade Career & College Fair Interest Survey Click Here