PRSD Trustee Velichka and Superintendent Bennett host Clear Hills County Council representatives and CAO tour of Hines Creek Composite, Menno Simons Community School and Worsley Central School
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Peace River School Division (PRSD) Trustee Delainah Velichka and Superintendent Paul Bennett enjoyed hosting Clear Hills County Council representatives and CAO on tours of Hines Creek Composite (HCC), Menno Simons Community School (MSCS), and Worsley Central School (WCS). Thanks to Clear Hills County’s generous financial support towards the Trades Training programs, students at these three schools gain invaluable career exposure and experience from the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) programming such as First Responders, Industrial Arts, Electronic Assembly, Sewing, Foods and Welding which prior to County funding, these options were not available. Students are also offered opportunities to travel to the GPRC Trades Camp in Fairview.
When asked what they thought about the CTS programming, students said, “Our CTS class help us know what we might like to do in the future,” and “I like Foods, because it’s more hands-on -- and we get to eat our assignment.” Another said, “Some of us are more hands-on and struggle with academic courses. CTS gives us another option to successfully fulfill our graduation requirements.”
Top left: A group photo in the new Home Economics kitchen at MSCS. Pictured are Cathy Roul - MSCS Principal, Delainah Velichka - PRSD Trustee, Paul Bennett - Superintendent of Schools, and Clear Hills County representatives; Amber Bean, Dan Fletcher, Peter Frixel, Jason Rueker, David Janzen and Clear Hills County CAO, Allan Rowe.
Middle left: A tour of the HCC Welding building.
Middle center: Riley Bukert, Welding Instructor at GPRC Fairview Campus and former HCC student, travels to instruct a welding class at HCC in the mornings.
Middle right: HCC students demonstrating their welding skills.
Bottom left and right: Students in Foods class at MSCS prepping a meal in their new Home Economics lab.