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Chef shows students that with a little planning, preparation, healthy eating can be accessible

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward A group of Millcreek Elementary School parents and youngsters enjoyed an added treat during the school’s fall festival when they sampled a fresh dish prepared just for them. “With a little planning and preparation, they can also make ‘healthy’ very accessible – quick, convenient, and economical,” said Chef Jim Olert, the culinary arts instructor at...

Students get experience in manufacturing career paths at Southside Technical Center

Working in teams, the students keep a calendar and project management log, design and document their process, fill out contracts, and handle other decisions as if they were professionals on the job.   By Tammy L. Lane Fayette County Public Schools     High school students sometimes have no idea what they want to do when they graduate. Hands-on experience in different fields is what one...

SkillsUSA competitions help Eastside, Southside students recognize real-world value

The SkillsUSA regional competition included some three dozen categories such as Auto Service Tech and Diesel Equipment Technology. (Photo from FCPS)   High school senior Cory Townsend has been thinking seriously about a career for more than three years now as a member of Eastside Tech’s SkillsUSA club in Lexington. He just competed in the 2014 North Central Region competition for the learning...

Students persevere, prove they’re cut out
for huge sculpture project at Bryan Station

Southside Technical Center welding students assembled the entire unit, positioning the hollow stainless-steel letters at 90-degree angles. Then it sat — for months — before this fall’s installation outside Bryan Station High School. (Photo courtesy of Southside)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   There are long-term group projects, and then there are long-term group...

Students persevere, prove they're cut out for huge sculpture project at Bryan Station

Southside Technical Center welding students assembled the entire unit, positioning the hollow stainless-steel letters at 90-degree angles. Then it sat — for months — before this fall’s installation outside Bryan Station High School. (Photo courtesy of Southside)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   There are long-term group projects, and then there are long-term group...

Southside and Eastside technical centers get gold medals in SkillsUSA competition

Students from Southside and Eastside technical centers who received gold medals in the 2013 SkillsUSA state competition will advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference set for June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo. The state officers, including Eastside’s Patricia Taylor and Dalton Cox, will also attend.   Four dozen Fayette County Public Schools students participated in the state...