• 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:

    • February is CTE MONTH!  Our national theme is "Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!"  Our CTE teachers work hard every day to provide valuable opportunities for our students to gain life skills that will be needed for career success.  CTE is vital to our education system as it provides relavant learning experiences and connects academics to the world of work.  We look forward to celebrating our Career & Technical Education department this month!

    • WORKKEYS/SENIORS:  Early graduates were tested on December 1 and all other Seniors will be tested in April.  We will use the WIN SYSTEM to review for the assessment.  More information to come about logging in and specific test information the beginning of February!  Let me know if you have questions. 

    • The John Kirkman Honorary CTE Scholarship and the LeeAnn Tuttle-Thomas Memorial CTE Scholarship are now open for applications.  The attached documents outline the process the NC CTE Foundation will follow in awarding these scholarships.

       John Kirkman Honorary CTE Scholarship

      LeeAnn Tuttle Thomas Memorial Scholarship

      Applications close on March 15, 2021.

    • Interested in an Automotive career?  A variety of scholarship opportunities are available all in one place at the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. Visit https://www.AutomotiveScholarships.com to get started. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.  

    • Interested in an Agriculture career?  Then, you should apply for the Duplin County Farm Bureau Scholarship and the R. Flake Shaw Scholarship. Click here for the R. Flake Shaw Scholarship information.  Click here for the Duplin County Farm Bureau scholarship application.

    • Careeronestop.org is a great place to visit to explore careers and the training needed for each career.  Click here to access the website!
    • Please check out this great career development resource through NCVPS:  https://ncvps.org/iworkncvirtual/

    • Interested in the NC State University Army ROTC program??  Please see the following information about attending an information session:  The information session will be conducted virtually via Zoom every Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This informational will include the experience of individuals who have gone through ROTC in college, information about serving in the Army National Guard, and the benefits of either path. Future sessions will include NC State cadets who can talk about their current experience, especially as it applies to attending college amidst the Coronavirus.
      In order to attend, one only has to download Zoom and input the Meeting ID: 916 5106 6509. Additionally, students can dial-in using the number provided here: +17866351003,,91651066509#.
    • 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!

    • 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.

    • If you are interested in a career in poultry science, food science, or agriculture, please see the following video.

    • Click this link for job search tips from zippia.com.

      -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