Hutchings Career Center hosts orientation session
If you can jump ahead, Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Director Dr. Cassandra Miller-Washington says why wouldn’t you?
“They really would be ahead of the game,” said Miller-Washington.
That’s the opportunity the Hutchings Career Center wants to give students.
“It’s not the biggest school–we don’t have the biggest school body, but the school has so much to offer,” said student Jacob Crafton.
From culinary class, to automotive class, to so much more–Hutchings has a lot, but wants to keep adding.
Wednesday night the school hosted an orientation session about the new changes that come with being a charter school.
“Actually, becoming a charter school allows us flexibility with instructors,” said Miller-Washington
Dr. Miller-Washington says flexibility is a big advantage.
“We can actually bring individuals in that are truly industry based and can provide that industry experience in the classroom,” said Miller-Washington.
And that industry experience can help students.
“It will allow students to understand why you need Math, English and Science because a lot of times we will be in class and we will ask ourselves, why is this important?”
Student Jacob Crafton enjoys the industry experience the school provides, and knows having his parents involved in the process made a big difference.
“Well I think parents have an incredible amount to do with like, school, their students learning abilities,” said Crafton.
Crafton has excelled in both his automotive and aviation classes and has earned the CTAE student of the year award at Hutchings.
“My parents have helped me so much through my four years–encouraging me to do my homework and just helping me throughout my whole four years here,” said Crafton.
And that started with Jacob’s parents helping him jump ahead with Hutchings’ help–something the orientation session hopes to highlight.