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SouthTech Academy: Hosting SkillsUSA Regional Contests on February 3rd and 4th                                  Job creation is one of the country’s top priorities, according to a...

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Join SouthTech Academy for the Second Annual Staff Talent Show on February 7th from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the American German Club in Lake Worth. Tickets are $5.00 per person and...

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The Bulldog News (BNN)- January 30, 2015...

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Suzannne Nicolini, a SouthTech grandmother and volunteer, has been using a completely hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo to earn money for SouthTech Academy and we are inviting...

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The Bulldog News (BNN) January 30th Broadcast

The Bulldog News (BNN)- January 30, 2015 Broadcast

SouthTech Academy: Hosting SkillsUSA Regional Contests

SouthTech Academy: Hosting SkillsUSA Regional Contests on February 3rd and 4th

                                

Job creation is one of the country’s top priorities, according to a recent annual policy priorities survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. The concern is that if and when those jobs are created, will there be sufficient skilled workers to man those jobs? That is the mission of SkillsUSA.  SouthTech Charter Academy, a career academy high school in Boynton Beach, is working with the organization to this end by hosting this year’s SkillsUSA Region 5 competition, a two-day event with over 350 students from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County schools.  One might ask, what is SkillsUSA?

 “SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  The organization serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually with 13,000 school chapters in the United States.”  Students from almost every state compete in their area of skill or leadership in annual regional and state competitions, and first place winners in the state competition go on to compete in SkillsUSA Nationals.  

 For over 30 years, SouthTech students, trained in skills by career academy instructors, have competed and excelled in regional, state and the national SkillsUSA competition.  The organization, which was previously known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Inc. (VICA) changed its name to SkillsUSA in 2004.  SouthTech is proud of two national winners, Matthew Vicari, who won the gold in Internetworking in 2009; he also participated in World Skills in 2011. The other National winner was Kellsie Kershaw, who won the back-to-back gold medals in Practical Nursing in 2013 and 2014.  The driving force behind the SouthTech chapter of the SkillsUSA machine is Alley McInnis, who has made it possible for student participation by planning and organizing travel to the events, as well as hosting the contests locally.  This year, 67 SouthTech students from almost every one of the school’s twelve career academies will participate in the contests.  The skills’ contests will be held on Tuesday, February 3 and the leadership skills’ contests will be held on February 4.  Please call the school at 561-369-7004 for additional information. 

                                 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:  Barbara.fraga@palmbeachschools.org  January 27, 2015

 

Earn Money for SouthTech Students through Shoparoo!

Suzannne Nicolini, a SouthTech grandmother and volunteer, has been using a completely hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo to earn money for SouthTech Academy and we are inviting you to join her. Shoparoo is a free mobile app that lets you earn cash donations for any school you choose, just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts. It’s that easy and just takes a few seconds. The best part is that it doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy – every receipt counts!

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The Bulldog News Network (BNN) January 23, 2014

The Bulldog News Network (BNN) January 23, 2015

Parent Night- January 27, 2015

Our Winter Training Parent Night will be held on Tuesday, January 27th. We will kick off the evening with an amazing science show at 5:45, followed by round table discussions about everything from industry certification to securing financial aid for college.

Also, students now have new schedules with new teachers for your families to meet. Come join us on Tuesday evening and receive an extra credit coupon which students can turn in for extra credit in all four classes. We hope to see you and your family this Tuesday.

Click below for additional information and flyers:

Parent Night – Schedule 1.27.15

Parent Night–Student Notice

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SkillsUSA Regional Contests: February 3-4, 2015

SkillsUSA Regional Contests will be held at South Tech Academy on February 3 and 4, 2015.  What is SkillsUSA?  Glad you asked!
“SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  The organization serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually with 13,000 school chapters in the United States.”  Students from almost every state compete in their area of skill or leadership in regional and state competitions, and first place winners in the state competition go on to compete in SkillsUSA Nationals.  
 
To those who are new to the South Tech family, many of our students have participated in SkillsUSA, winning first place in past regional and state contests.  South Tech is proud of our two national winners, Matthew Vicari and Kellsie Kershaw.  Matthew was also a World Skills participant. Thanks to Alley McInnis for all the years he has made it possible for our students to participate in SkillsUSA, and thanks to the academy instructors for preparing our students to be winners in the contests.     
Click the links below into your browser to see photos from the last contest held on campus.  Go South Tech!
If you want to learn more about SkillsUSA, check out this link:

 

Word Parts of the Week: Jan. 20-23

Word Parts of the Week: January 20-23, 2015

We’ll all be enjoying a holiday Monday to honor the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The words of the week allude to his mission of equality for all people.  

 equ/i: equal (equality, equidistant, equation)​
pop: people (populist, popularpopulate)

SouthTech Students Shine at the HBCU and HSI Recruitment Tour

On January 13, 2015, thirty-eight SouthTech Academy seniors attend the School District of Palm Beach County’s Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Recruitment Tour. Based on their GPA and test scores, twenty-five of the thirty-eight students were accepted to an HBCU or HSI and received a combined total of $48,000 in scholarships. Five of the students received full scholarships.

Click below for more information:

http://news.palmbeachschools.org/districtnews/2015/01/15/2-6m-in-scholarship-money-offered-at-hbcuhsi-college-event/