Offers Choices At West Brunswick
Vocational education classcs al West Brunswick
High SchixVi - .111 iead a student in more than a single di
nxuon -10 a job directly out of high school, perhaps,
hut just as oiten to a two-year or four- year college pro
gram in a related career area.
Some classes offer on-the-job training while still in
Ihis week, Feb. *)? |S, is Vocational Hducation Week,
focusing on "Classroom of the Future".
Ihe \wational department faculty at West
Brunswick is spreading the word about program offer
ings to prospective high school students at Shallottc
Middle and Waccamaw schools, as well as to high
school students, according to Susan M. Morgan, voca
tional special populations coordinator.
"We want them to he aware of what we have to oi
ler," she said.
Vocational course offerings at West Brunswick fall
into seven major areas: agriculture, business/office,
home economics, health occupations, marketing, trade
and industrial and principles of technology. All program
areas have career potential; many also provide practical
training for students with other career goals.
Agriculture includes horticulture, homestead and
gardening skills, natural resources management and turf
and landscape management
Busincss/officc programs include computerized ac
counting, administrative support occupations, principles
of business, recordkeeping and kcyboarding/typcwriiing.
In home economics, students may enroll in fixxls
and nutrition, home economics cooperative education,
independent living, parenting and child development,
teen living, interior design and housing, and possibly
clothing and textiles.
Health occupations is a three-year program that in
cludes actual training experience in local hospitals and
Marketing offers courses in tashion merchandising,
marketing, marketing management and tourism market
Trade and industrial course offerings include auto
motive technology, carpentry and welding, once students
have taken an introductory level course.
Some classes are offered to freshmen; others only to
students in upper grades.
Vocational assessment and support services are
available to vocational students at the high schixil on a
referral basis, offering students help in choosing appro
priate classes and career choices.
RRENDA LEWIS, curriculum coordinator , helps instructor Gary Poulos make a computer-generatec
test for his carpentry classes using VoCATS , a competency achievement tracking system being imple
mented this year for the first time in all three county high schools.
In workshops held Jan. 3! and
Feb. 1, the Brunswick County Lit
eracy Council trained nine new vol
unteers in literacy education, an
nounced VISTA literacy volunteer
The new instructors arc: Linda
Davis of Shallottc, Elsa Barstock of
Calabash, Nick Conca and Marvin
Nickels of Southpon, Nicki Whit
ledge and Betty Heweu of Long
Reach, Rita Ramphal of Bolivia,
Mildred Roystcr of Supply and
Sonja Marlow of Ash.
These volunteers are now quali
fied to help fellow adults improve
their basic reading skills using the
phonics-based, one-on-one Laubach
For more information about BC
LC's free skills improvement pro
gram, call the office at 754-7323, or
write BCLC, P.O. Box 6, Supply,
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