Graduate Spotlight: Vanessa Smith

Graduate Spotlight: Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith, Florence High School (Rankin County School District) 2019 graduate, studies social work at the University of Southern Mississippi.

KACTC Receives NCCER Excellence Award

KACTC Receives NCCER Excellence Award

Kosciusko-Attala Career Technical Center’s construction and welding programs were recognized in the spring by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation .

Where There's Smoke

Where There's Smoke

Richland Fire Academy Students Get Real-World Experiences at New Training Facilities

Wayne County FCCLA Members Earn Silver at Hybrid Conference

Wayne County FCCLA Members Earn Silver at Hybrid Conference

Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members of the Wayne County Career and Technical Center competed in the first-ever Hybrid National Leadership Conference this summer, where they earned silver medals in food innovation events.

Student Spotlight: Jordyn Smith

Student Spotlight: Jordyn Smith

Jordyn Smith, senior, was one of three Tupelo High School students awarded STAR student for the 2020-2021 school year. She selected Brookes Prince as her STAR teacher.

Educator Spotlight: Brookes Prince

Educator Spotlight: Brookes Prince

Prince; a business, marketing and finance teacher; was chosen as a STAR teacher by Jordyn Smith, one of three Tupelo High School students awarded STAR student for the 2020-2021 school year.

Healing Music

Healing Music

DeSoto County Students Lift Spirits of Le Bonheur Patients

SAD Student Brings Esports to Vicksburg Warren

SAD Student Brings Esports to Vicksburg Warren

Jason Penalver, a sophomore enrolled in the Vicksburg Warren School District’s Simulation and Animation Design Year 1 class, approached instructors Richard Hunt and Robert Lord in the fall with an ingenious idea: to start a new way for students to interact with one another using esports.

We Are Family

We Are Family

MS ACTE Administrator, Counselor of the Year Share Decades of Combined Service

Growing Skills

Growing Skills

New Class Provides CTE Exposure to Starkville Students

Pearl River Welder Among Students Highlighted by MCEF

Pearl River Welder Among Students Highlighted by MCEF

Levi Burge, a third-year welding student at the Pearl River County Career and Technology Center, was one of Mississippi’s public school students honored by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) as a student of the month.

Prize Catch

Prize Catch

Gulfport Auto Teacher Lands Funds for Shop Upgrades



ABOUT CONNECTIONS

Connections is the magazine for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) in Mississippi. The biannual publication features students, educators, schools, and organizations from approximately 50 career pathways across 16 career clusters. This Mississippi Department of Education publication is produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Issues are disseminated in print and electronic forms in May and December each year.

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