• JKHS STUDENTS: Please view this video to find out about the JKHS CTE Department and Career Exploration information


    Rebekah H. Ivey

    Career Development Coordinator/Special Populations Coordinator
    James Kenan High School ~ 910-293-2097 ~ rivey@duplinschools.net

    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 James Kenan, are Agricultural Education, Automotive Service, Business, Finance, & Information Technology Education, Carpentry, Electrical Trades, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Health Sciences Education. We also have Career and Technical Student Organizations that are active at James Kenan.  They are Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), and Future Farmers of America (FFA).  

    Announcements & Information:

    • WORKKEYS/SENIORS:  If you are an early graduate, please see my email to you on 10/16 and use the WIN SYSTEM to review for the assessment.  Testing will be held the end of November/first of December.  More information to come!  Let me know if you have questions or issues logging in.  

    • Lenoir Community College is having a drive-thru OPEN HOUSE on October 31, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. showcasing LCC Programs and Services.  Candy will be available for the kids!  Please check out all Lenoir Community College has to offer!

    • Attention Juniors and Seniors:  The U.S. Senate Youth Program is now taking applications from juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a degree/career in history or political science.  You will spend a week meeting Senators, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, and officials from various federal agencies and the White House.  Usually this is F2F; however, will be online in March 2021.  Please click here for more information about this opportunity.  If you have additional questions, please email me or call me.

    • The Duplin Agribusiness Academy and the Duplin Health Science Academy are both opening the Fall 2020 application window for any interested 9th or 10th graders. If you are interested in a career related to agriculture or health science or would like to learn more about these areas you are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found in guidance or on the Duplin County Schools Academy webpage. (Visit this webpage for the application)  All applications are due back to guidance no later than November 13. Questions and completed applications for the Duplin Agribusiness Academy may also be emailed to tcassell@duplinschools.net.  Questions and completed applications for the Duplin Health Sciences Academy may also be emailed to dsholar@duplinschools.net.  Please watch the video about the Duplin Agribusiness Academy.  Click here for more information about the academy.

    • Careeronestop.org is a great place to visit to explore careers and the training needed for each career.  Click here to access the website!

    • Most of you should be familiar with Xello, the online website where you register for classes each year.  You can access the Xello website by going through your NC EdCloud (where you go to access SchoolNet).  Using this resource, you can complete career exploration activities.  Once you go to the Xello site, there are three sections "About Me," "Explore Options," and "Goals & Plans."  Please take time to complete some of the activities in the "About Me" and "Explore Options" section.  In the "About Me" section, there is a matchmaker activity where you answer questions about yourself and it matches you with specific careers.  There is also a personality styles activity and a learning styles activity.  Many of you completed these activities in 8th grade, but it would be great to complete them again and see how/if your interests have changed over the years.  In the "Explore Options" section, you can find out more information on many different careers as well as information pertaining to colleges and majors.  Please DO NOT go into the "Goals & Plans" portion of this website.  This is where our counselors go to work with course registration for each year. Please take advantage of this free resource to find out more information about careers and colleges.  IF YOU NEED ANY HELP ACCESSING THIS SITE, PLEASE EMAIL ME!  I WILL BE GLAD TO HELP!

    •  A great online resource is Nepris.  This website is offering FREE accounts for students and educators.  Teachers, if you are interested in this, please sign up as well and take a look around.  There are several upcoming live industry chats as well as a full video library available for you to watch in regards to many different types of careers.  I just created my account in less than 3 minutes.  Super easy!  I have listed the website below.  Please take a few minutes to check it out.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE contact me with any questions or if you have any issues creating an account.  I will be glad to help!  https://www.nepris.com/home/v4

    • This activity is called "Reality Check."  It is a budgeting activity.  Seniors, you participated in the "Reality of Money" event back in September that State Employees Credit Union put on for us.  This activity is much like that event.  Please follow the directions listed below.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or have any issues getting on the website.  This is a great activity and I hope you will check it out.  https://nccareers.org/  Once at the website, scroll down to find "Reality Check."  Follow the instructions it gives you.

    • If you are interested in the area of Soil Science, please click here to view a recent interview with Kirk Bell, General Manager at Waters Agricultural Laboratories right here in Warsaw.  Then, see this video to view a PH Testing demonstration from Waters Agricultural Laboratories.

    • Please view these videos from Nash Johnson & Sons' regarding careers within their company.
    • Click this link for job search tips from zippia.com.

    • JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
      -Murphy Family Ventures is hiring:  Please visit their website www.murphyfamilyventures.com\careers or contact John Wesley Hairr, Recruiter directly at 910-285-7036 or jwhairr@murfam.com. 
      -Bay Valley Foods is hiring:  Please click here for more information:  
      Bay Valley Internship Information 
      Bay Valley Information Brochure
    • Please see the documents below for activities about employability skills.  We often call this soft skills, as well.  The following activities discuss writing a resume and cover letter, how to fill out a job application, interview quetions, how to dress appropriately for the job, workplace communication, and how to write a thank you note. 

    Employability Skills Instructions
    Cover Letter Information
    Cover Letter Information 2
    Sample Cover Letter
    Writing a Resume
    Job Application Form
    Interview Questions
    Professional Dress/Appearance
    Workplace Communication
    Thank you Notes

    • Please visit this google folder for a few virutal tours and information from local colleges and employers.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

    Virtual Career & College Information