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Henrico CTE Now

Henrico CTE Now

By Henrico Career & Technical Ed.
We want to change your perception of CTE. Henrico's Career & Technical Education's podcast promotes and educates students and parents about the importance of career and technical education in Henrico County, Virginia and the US. Join Reshawn Garnett and Mike Roberts and find why career and technical education is so important for students now and for their future. Show comments are welcome. Please email us at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
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Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 19: Guest: Larry Maready, John Neal, and Clayton Fuhrman
In this episode, we visit the Henrico Central Automotive Maintenance (CAM) facility where we talk to Clayton Fuhrman, a recent graduate of our Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center diesel program, Larry Maready, Fleet Manager for CAM, and John Niel, Director of General Services for Henrico County. We had a great interview that included a personal account from a recent graduate from one of our Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs, and county reps that know the power of a CTE education. This is really worth a listen. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about us and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode.
30:43
October 20, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 18: Guest: Chris Williams, CEO of Henrico Federal Credit Union
Reshawn and I had a great interview with Chris Williams at the Henrico Federal Credit Union offices. We talked about his career path to CEO at the Henrico Federal Credit Union and how the credit union is involved with educating students about their finances and their commitment to being involved with the community at large. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about us and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode. https://henricofcu.org/
27:13
October 6, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 17: Guest: Karl Fox, Barbering Teacher
We just continue to have great interviews with exceptional people. Karl Fox is our new barbering teacher at the ACE Center at Hermitage. He talks with us about his career and how he came to start teaching and why a CTE education is so important today. We could have stayed with him all day. Don't miss this episode.  Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about us and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode.
32:46
September 22, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 16: Guest: Monica Smith-Callahan
Today's interview is with Monica Smith-Callahan. Varina High School graduate, mother, and deputy county manager for community affairs with Henrico County. She speaks with us about the importance of a CTE education in today's new reality. Students, parents, and business leaders will be interested in this great interview.  Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about us and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode.
33:21
September 8, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 15: Guests: Commander, Curtis Irby, and Master Chief Petty Officer Shawn Grasty
This episode is special because we have two men who after completing a career in the military both decided to continue to be of service by becoming JROTC instructors with Henrico County Schools. Commander, Curtis Irby, and Master Chief Petty Officer Shawn Grasty talk about their careers and how JROTC can help young students with leadership skills and more. Have a listen to a great episode. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about us and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode.
34:02
August 25, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 14: Guest: Eugene Bordonie, volunteer with our Student House Building Project
Mr. Eugene Bordonie started his working life as an electrician and switched careers to become a real estate agent. He is also on CTE's Student House Building Project board called the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation. The HBP is a program for our trade students at our ACE Centers to learn and apply their skills on a foundation to roof house that once completed is sold on the housing market which funds the next student build house. Listen to the interview and find out more. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about us and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode.
28:46
August 11, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 13: Guests: Dr. Samantha Habib, Veterinarian
This episode's guest is Dr. Samantha Habib, a veterinarian with Locke A. Taylor and Associates. We are continuing to focus on essential workers and I don't think anyone would argue that point when it comes to our pets. Dr. Habib is working as a vet at one of Richmond's more popular vet hospitals with 2 locations in the Richmond area.  Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about us and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode.
33:02
July 28, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 12: Guests: Dana Markland, CEO of Home Building Association of Richmond
The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) is a non-profit group, founded in 1946 as a trade organization to help the various companies in Richmond that are involved in building homes. We had a great conversation with Dana Markland, CEO of HBAR about the importance of young people entering into the trades in an industry that has had a decades-long deficit of young people entering the trades fields. The trades are important careers that are fulfilling, create successful individuals, are essential to Richmond, Virginia, and the country.  Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about us and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode.
32:23
July 14, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 11: Guests: Sheldon and Shari Glassner with the ACE Center Graphic Communications Program
This was a great interview with Sheldon and Shari Glassner. Sheldon is the instructor at the ACE Center at Hermitage Graphic Communications program. Shari is an instructional assistant at Hermitage High School. Sheldon has over the years built one of the top graphic communications programs in the state of Virginia, high school, or college. The Glassner's discuss the work they and the students do for many departments in with Henrico County Schools, Henrico government, and other school systems. Sheldon's program is a great example of the hands-on education students receive with all ACE Center programs. So many essential careers can come from Sheldon's Graphic Communications program and that what makes it important. Parents and students should look closely and consider his program when considering the different ACE Center programs. CTE and ACE Center students are training to be the essential careers this country needs today and tomorrow! Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode. 
31:53
June 30, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 10: Guests: Johnna Chandler, EMT Teacher at Hermitage ACE Center
We are continuing our coverage of essential workers and careers out there during COVID 19. This interview is with Johnna Chandler, an Emergency Medical Technician instructor at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Johanna talks to us about her many years of experience and training in the EMT field and her most recent experience when she went to New York to help during the hight of the pandemic.  Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode. A little bird just told me we are interviewing some EMT’s next time. Don’t miss it.
25:28
June 16, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 9: Guests: Ruben Canty, and Crystal Sarvay
This week we have another podcast profiling essential workers during these days of Corona. The nursing field are right now the warriors on the front lines of this battle against Corona 19. Their numbers are stretched and in need of reinforcing for the current situation and for our daily needs across the country for generations to come. Have a listen as we talk with Ruben Canty and Crystal Sarvay, both graduates of our Practical Nursing program years ago, about the importance of young people getting into the nursing field. Make sure to give us a shoutout at Henrico CTE Now. We would love to hear from you. What do you like? Who would you like us to interview? Send us an email at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Also, please tell your friends and family about and be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you get a notice when we have our next episode. A little bird just told me we are interviewing some EMT’s next time. Don’t miss it.
30:35
June 2, 2020
Henrico CTE Now Season 2 Episode 8: Power Generation, Part 4 of Our Series on the New Career Cluster, "Energy."
This episode is our fourth  in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called "Energy." In this episode, we are talking about Power Generation and our guests are, Dominika Sink, M&A Associate, Strata Solar, Wafa May Elamin, Executive Director, Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance (VA-REA), Lauren Lopez, SUPV NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, Dominion Energy, and Emily Hughes, Project Manager at EDP Renewables. This was such a great interview and wish we had more time with everybody.  We are recording this while CTE's offices are closed as are so many others. We were able to get everyone together through Zoom so we apologize that the sound quality is not as it usually is. I hope you like the episode and please like and subscribe to the podcast and let us know how we are doing at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. Strata Solar Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance Dominion Energy EDP Renewables
57:54
May 19, 2020
Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 7: Fuel Production and Distribution for the new "Energy" Career Cluster
This episode is our third  in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called "Energy." We are talking about Fuel Production and Distribution with, Sasha Furdak-Roy, Operations Center Manager, Northern VA Columbia Gas of Virginia, Dana Willingham, Manager, Technical Training and Training Center Columbia Gas of Virginia, and Greg Meinweiser, ENGINEER II - Nuclear, Dominion Energy. There are so many careers in the energy field today and we hope we are able to inform parents and students of the many opportunities available to young people today.  We are recording this when CTE's offices are closed as are so many others. We were able to get everyone together through Zoom so we apologize that the sound quality is not as it usually is. I hope you like the episode and please like and subscribe to the podcast and let us know how we are doing at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us. 
36:06
May 5, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2, Episode 6: Guest Mr. Henry Rosenbaum, Henrico Firefighter
While we are living with the circumstances of the COVID 19 virus we all now understand what an essential worker is. With that reality, we will begin an interview series with essential workers in this country while we continue our podcast series covering Virginia's new career cluster.  So I hope you will enjoy listening to Henry Rosenbaum, Assistance Chief / Fire Marshal with the Henrico Fire Department as he describes the opportunities offered to today's young people when it comes to an essential career in today's world. 
30:03
April 21, 2020
Henrico CTE Now. Season 2 Episode 5: The LifeReady Skills Challenge Career Rodeo
This episode Reshawn interviewed students and business representatives who attended our first annual Skills Challenge Career Rodeo. The event hosted over 425 students and over 100 business representatives at an event where the businesses judged students as they demonstrated their skills and the businesses requested over 300 resumes from the students.   
46:58
March 24, 2020
Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 4: Guests, Jackie Merrick, Sameera Younus-Kan, and Matt Kellam with Dominion Energy
This episode is our second in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called "Energy." In this episode, we have 3 professionals from Dominion Power,  Jackie Merrick System Reliability Engineer, Sameera Younus-Kan, Electric Distribution Design, and Matt Kellam, Military & Recruitment Coordinator for Dominion Power. This podcast we are discussing "Energy Transmission, Distribution, and Storage" and how important that students consider important careers in this area of the Energy field. The new 17th Career Cluster is being introduced through the Virginia Department of Education this July. A Career Cluster is a sequence of courses within your area of interest and was created by the U.S. Department of Education.  A Career Cluster will connect you with 79 Career Pathways from high school to college and career. For more information about Career Clusters follow this link to the Virginia Department of Education. https://www.dominionenergy.com/ http://www.doe.virginia.gov/ https://henricocte.com/
54:36
March 10, 2020
Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 3: Guest, Daniel Pruitt, Branch Manager for RICOH USA, INC
We had a great time talking with Daniel about the many services offered by RICOH USA and the many benefits of young people coming to work with an international company like RICOH. It is amazing how a technology company like RICOH has dozens of different careers available for young people to explore covering software, hardware, sales, support, and so many more. Many of these careers can be experienced in our programs before students graduate from high school. Please listen to this great episode and let us know what you think.  RICOH USA is working with Henrico CTE and our Graphic Communications program at the ACE Center at Hermitage. We will have a huge room-sized printer for our students to learn and train on. Now that we have this machine the Graphic Communication program students will be handling all major print runs for Henrico Schools and Henrico Government. Getting real-world experience and training that will prepare them for real-world careers.  www.ricoh.usa.com
51:28
February 25, 2020
Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 2: Guest, Carrie Webster, Chase Counts, KC Bleile
This episode is special because it is the first of a series of episodes related to the new 17th Career Clusters being introduced through the Virginia Department of Education this July. A Career Cluster is a sequence of courses within your area of interest and was created by the U.S. Department of Education. Students. A Career Cluster will connect you with 79 Career Pathways from high school to college and/or career. For more information about Career Clusters follow this link to the Virginia Department of Education.   We are happy to be interviewing Carrie Webster, Energy Manager for Henrico County, Chase Counts, Director of Utility Programs for Community Housing Partners, and KC Bleile, Executive Director of Virdiant. We discussed how their organizations are contributing to the efficiency and sustainability of energy resources in the state of Virginia.   We want to thank the CTE Resource Center for letting us record this podcast in their offices. http://www.cteresource.org/ Henrico County: https://henrico.us/genserv/energy-management/ Community Housing Partners: https://www.communityhousingpartners.org/ Viridiant: https://www.viridiant.org/
40:07
February 11, 2020
Henrico CTE Now, Season 2 Episode 1: Guest, Kathy Case and Justin White
In this episode, we talk to Kathy Case with Takeoff Co. and Justin White who is now with CB Flooring (change happened after the show was recorded). Both have been in the flooring industry for a long time and both got to where they are now on very different career tracks. They are talking to us today about Henrico CTE's Life Ready Expo and how their industry is looking to hire young people to get them started in great careers. Kathy also talks to us about women in construction and NAWIC Richmond, an organization she is involved with that caters to getting women into the trades. https://nawicrichmond.org/
50:38
January 28, 2020
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 28: 2019 End of the Year Recap Show
It has been just over a year since we first started the CTE Now Podcast! In 2018 our director, Mac Beaton asked Reshawn and me to find out what it would take to start a podcast. Neither of us had any experience other than Reshawn having a few years of experience working in radio in college. After some research, getting our equipment and hosting we got started. Since then I think we have done well in our first year. We have a great list of guests in just our first year. From students and parents to business leaders and government officials to teachers. Along the way, I think we have done our part in convincing people the importance of career and technical education and how many companies are searching for properly trained students to start their careers with them.  I hope we can convince even more people the importance of exploring options in high school with Henrico CTE over the next year as we continue to bring important guests to you right here on our CTE Now Podcast! Lookout 2020 CTE Now is here! Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
39:12
January 14, 2020
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 27: Guest, Dalton Echard with Anton Paar
This episode we have a great interview with Dalton Echard who is newly in charge of an apprenticeship program with the company, Anton Paar. Mr. Echard is an exciting interview and Anton Parr has got to be one of the most interesting companies we have been introduced to this year. You have to listen to find out about this company and what they do and how they want to hire our students! Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
38:12
December 31, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 26: Guest, Amber Tilman, Community Development Manager with Facebook's Henrico Data Center
This episode, we are very excited to have Amber Tilman, who is the Community Development Manager with Facebook's Henrico Data Center. Facebook is building its newest data center in our own backyard of Eastern Henrico County. She manages Facebook's presence here in Henrico County. She meets with community partners like Henrico CTE, school administrators, local chambers of commerce, and making sure that Facebook is being a good member of the community.  Listen to the episode and find out about the massive 750 million dollar data center they are building and the type of job opportunities for our students and our community.    Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
18:00
December 17, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 25: Guest, Amy Cashwell, Amy Lorenzo, and Steve Rayborn
Dr. Amy Cashwell, superintendent of Henrico County Schools, talks to us about the importance of CTE programs for students in Henrico County. Amy Lorenzo, Policy Director for Idaho Career and Technical Education, and Steve Rayborn, Deputy Administrator for Idaho Career and Technical Education were in the Richmond area for a conference and heard a lot about Henrico CTE and came for a visit. Of course, we had to have them as guests on our CTE Now podcast. Please join us for another great podcast. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
26:05
December 3, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 24: Reshawn and Mike interview parents and students attending the Life Ready Expo
As promised we have part 2 of our Life Ready Expo coverage. In part 2 we are talking with parents and students who attended our very first Life Ready Expo. I hope you enjoy it.  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
40:04
November 19, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 23, Reshawn and Mike interview businesses attending the Life Ready Expo
Henrico CTE had a very successful Life Ready Expo with over 150 businesses and over 2000 parents and 8th to 12-grade students. We were able to interview representatives of just a few of the businesses at the Expo. These are great interviews with different industries and showed the importance of business partnerships with Henrico CTE and how we can connect students with these companies and the career tracks they offer.  Our next episode will have parents and students we interviewed during the expo so please like and subscribe!  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
36:31
November 5, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 22: VACTEA Conference Recap
Recently the Henrico CTE Now hosts, Rashawn and Mike were invited to hold a demonstration of our podcast to other CTE administrators in Virginia who attended the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education Conference in Virginia Beach. We had great audiences and 4 great guests from all over Virginia. Here is the combined podcasts from our visit. Our first 2 guests were Kenny Ballance, the Director of Career and Technical Education for Louisa County and Darla Miller, Principal of Valley Career and Technical Center, which is one of 9 regional centers in Virginia. In our second segment, our guests were Jen Alberts, Program Manager Health for Medical Sciences at Fairfax County Schools and Cathy Zanella, Instructional Team Leader with Culpepper County Schools.  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
32:57
October 22, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 21: Guest, Rob Doolidge, Tech Ed Teacher
This episode we interview Technology Education teacher, Rob Doolidge, at Short Pump Middle School. Rob talks to us on the importance of student's involvement with Tech Ed and how it can develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on woods and metals projects. Rob is a high energy teacher who has built great programs that are highly sought out by many Short Pump Middle students. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
26:16
October 8, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 20: Guest, Spencer, Bonnie, and Sam Werneth
Spencer Werneth, an EMT student at the Hermitage ACE Center, and his parents Bonnie and Sam are with us today to talk to us about Spencer’s journey to be Life Ready through Henrico CTE. Spencer is a senior that took Sports Medicine as a junior last year and is currently in the EMT program. We talked to Spencer and his parents about his experiences with the ACE Centers as he prepares himself for college. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
37:29
September 24, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 19: Guest, Sue Maddock with IGS
Sue Maddock talks to us about the company she works, IGS, for and how they want to partner with Henrico CTE and hire our students. IGS is an international company based right here in the Richmond area. As soon as Sue met with Mac Beaton, Director of Henrico CTE, she was on-board with becoming one of our newest business partner and is excited about being able to hire our students this year.    https://integratedglobal.com/ Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
22:33
September 10, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 18: Guest, Susan and Zack Moore
Today's guests are Susan Moore, Director of Facilities at Henrico County Public Schools and her son Zack Moore, is a mobile repair mechanic for Richmond Machinery. They discuss how a CTE education touched their lives and how it gave Zack a head start toward his career. Zack has a twin brother Luke who took a different path and instead of becoming a mechanic he became a Henrico firefighter after college. Both brothers both ended up in a trade but took different paths. One by way of college and the other started with a CTE education in high school before college. A great discussion on getting college and career ready. Susan Moore also talks about her department hiring our CTE students. Sorry but we had some recording anomalies in this episode.   Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
37:12
August 27, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 17: Guest, Angela Stewart, Professional Learning and Leadership with Henrico County Schools
Our guest is Angela Stewart who is a Professional Development Specialist in the Professional Learning & Leadership Department with Henrico County Public Schools. One of her duties is to help new CTE teachers who may be coming from the world of work, transition into teaching. This is important to help great business people become great teachers. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
20:51
August 13, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 16: Guest Rai Beasley, Parent and Supporter Of Henrico CTE
We were privileged to have Rai Beasley visit us today at CTE Now headquarters to talk to us about why he thinks Henrico CTE is important to the students of Henrico County. Mr. Beasley is one of Henrico County's most involved citizens. Mr. Beasley and his wife have fostered over 30 children and have 2 adopted children. They are advocates high risk youth and are very active in their community.  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
28:53
July 30, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 15: Guest Dr. Pierre Tulowitzki
Pierre Tulowitski, a professor from Ludwigsburg University visited with us and was able to experience many of our summer programs such as  Summer Building Trades, Summer Polytech, our House Building Program, Signing Day and more. Professor Tulowitski teaches the German postgraduate program INEMA, an International Education Leadership, and Management program and is currently a Professor in Residence at the University of Richmond. Before he returned to Germany he was nice enough to join us for a CTE Now Podcast. We talk to him about his CTE visit and about the German education system related to career education compared to the Henrico's Career & Technical Education. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
22:56
July 16, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 14: Guest, Bobbie Southerd , Debbie Kelo, PHD, and Ted Quinn
For today's podcast we are meeting with CTE's Sports Medicine instructor, Bobbie Southerd, Debbie Kelo, director of programs at SwimRVA and Tedd Quinn, director of safety school, SwimRVA. We are talking about how SwimRVA helps young people how to swim, their safety programs and how we have partnered with SwimRVA to help some of our students learn to be lifeguards and CPR certified. Listen to this great episode and share it with your friends. www.swimrva.com #swimrva @swimrva  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
22:19
July 2, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 13: Guest, Gordon & Lori Taylor from Smoke Pit Grill
Gordon and Lori Taylor did not start their careers in the restaurant business but the desire for a change in their lives brought them to start a food truck business that led to their own sit-down restaurant, the Smoke Pit Grill.  Gordon and Lori recently were able to visit the culinary students at Varina High School and teach them how to smoke ribs and serve them from the largest food truck (actually a trailer) in Richmond. We had a great interview with them about their past careers, their visit to Varina HS and why they want to continue to give back to the community through Henrico CTE.  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
23:11
June 18, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 12: Guest Victoria Ferris, Intro to Culinary Arts Instructor
Victoria Ferris is a teacher at Varina High School and is the Intro to Culinary Arts instructor and also Nutritional Wellness. Her very successful program gets her students ready to work in the restaurant industry. Every week her students prepare meals for many of  Varina's sports teams and cater to many Henrico County events. She talks with us about what it takes to become a cook and her experiences in the classroom. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
29:39
June 4, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 11: Guest Virginia Delegate, John McGuire
Our guest is Virginia House of Delegates member John McGuire representing the 56th district. Mr. McGuire was born and raised in Henrico. Took the CTE Electronics program and graduated from Henrico High School. After high school he joined the Navy and became a Navy Seal. He is also a successful businessman and has been a delegate since 2018. Mr. McGuire talks to us about how CTE influenced his life and how important he feels it is for today's youth.  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
16:59
May 21, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 10, Steve Pierce and Heather Greenwell with Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals
This episode we spend a great half hour with Heather Greenwell and Steve Pierce with the Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals. They speak with us about the importance of attracting young people to the roofing industry. Mark is also the General Manager of the Richmond branch of Baker Roofing.   https://www.varoofingprofessionals.org/   https://bakerroofing.com/  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
27:22
May 7, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 9: CTE Guests From A Couple Of Programs And We Are Talking About Signing Day
This episode is very special. Its subject is about our second annual CTE Signing Day where we recognize and celebrate students who are graduating high school and moving on to the world of work. Like star athletes, our stars are students who are sitting next to their future employer and signing an agreement to start their employment with many eager companies who are looking for trained and experienced young people from Henrico County's  Career and Technical Education programs. There students are receiving great starting pay with quality benefits that put them in a higher category than most young people working today. Last year's event had about a dozen students and about 6 companies. This years we have over 100 students going to work with over 50 employers. Please help us honor these great students and employers by visiting our website, henricocte.com, and finding out more and join us on social media @henricocte (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) and wish these young men and women well as they start their journey to adulthood on April 23rd. They aren't getting a job, they are starting their career.  Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
37:08
April 22, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 8: Guest, A. Person, the instructor for our ACE Center at Highland Springs masonry program
This week's guest is Mr. Person, instructor at the ACE Center at Highland Springs Masonry class. Mr. Person talks about the importance of masonry in today's construction and about how students can make it a career. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
23:43
April 9, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 7: Guest, Ricky Akers with James River Exteriors
In this episode we interview Ricky Akers, sight supervisor for James River Exteriors. We talk about the challenges of finding new talent for the masonry industry. We learned a lot from Ricky's 40 years of experience in the masonry industry. Enjoy. https://jamesriverexteriors.com/ Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
21:26
March 26, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 6: Guest Carter Iseman, David Helmick, Sunni Burton
In this great episode we interview Carter Iseman, Director of Training and Development for Virginia Asphalt Association, David Helmick, Executive Vice President of Superior Paving, and Sunni Burton, QC Lab Technician for Superior Paving. They talk about their work in the asphalt industry and what they are actively doing to attract young people to their industry and more. For more information about the Virginia Asphalt Association please visit www.vaasphalt.com. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
33:55
March 12, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 5, Guest Mark Schultz & Anthony Dejarnette (DJ)
Today's guests are Mark Schultz and Anthony Dejarnette (DJ), instructors in the Automotive Technology program at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
21:04
February 26, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 4: Guest, Chris Haynie
Chris Haynie, Service Manager at Richmond Ford West is our guest for today's episode. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
18:33
February 12, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 3: Guest Mr. Renick, A/C, Refrigeration & Plumbing Instructor
This episode we interview Duane Renick, A/C, Refrigeration & Plumbing instructor at the ACE Center @ Hermitage and Chris Keithly, owner of CK Appliance Repair, former student of Mr. Renick and his brother Brandon who is also a former student of Mr. Renick. Duane discusses the importance of CTE and the ACE Centers and Chris and Brandon talk about how Duane and his teaching influenced them in their career of choice. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
26:34
January 29, 2019
Henrico CTE Now. Episode 2: Guest Mitch Haddon of Colonial Webb
This week we interview Mitch Haddon, President of Colonial Webb, and discuss the importance of CTE students to his and other businesses in todays marketplace. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
15:46
January 15, 2019
Henrico CTE Now, Episode 1: Guest, Mac Beaton
Welcome to the first episode of Henrico CTE Now. On today's show we have Mac Beaton, Director of Henrico CTE as our guest talking about the importance of Career and Technical Education (CTE). Join Reshawn Garnett and Mike Roberts and find out what CTE is all about. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
16:49
December 18, 2018