Career Tech Summit Thursday Evening In Muscle Shoals

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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – The numbers show high school students who pursue a path in career technical education have a high chance of getting a job.  Local educators and business leaders will drive home that point on Thursday evening.

The public is invited to a Career Tech Summit on October 4 at Northwest Shoals Community College.  The event starts at 5 p.m. with a social hour, and at 6 p.m. there is a video presentation and panel discussion in the gymnasium.

Denise Vickers, News Director and Station Manager of WHNT News 19, will present a short video documentary, Pathways To Success.  Our documentary, which aired in May 2012, highlights the importance of career technical education in Alabama.
Others on the panel include Dr. Tommy Bice, State Superintendent, Dr. Philip Cleveland, State Career Tech Director, Gary Warren, State Board Member as well as business, industry and manufacturing leaders.

The Career Tech Summit is presented by career and technical educators in Colbert and Lauderdale counties, along with the Shoals Chamber of Commerce.

Schools in Colbert and Lauderdale counties offer programs in Agriscience, Culinary Arts, Graphic Arts, Welding, Cosmetology, Health Science, Drafting and Design, Business Education, Career Exploration, Building Construction, Automotive Technology, Information Technology and Family and Consumer Science.