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PPSD Annual Notice of Recruitment

Public Notice

Pearl Public School District
Notice of Recruitment

 

The Pearl Public School District offers the following career and technical education program for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Teacher Academy. Students of the Pearl Public School District also have the opportunity to enroll in vocational programs offered at the Pearl-Rankin Career Technical Center. Those programs include: Architecture and Drafting, Automotive Services Technology, Business Marketing and Economics, Career Pathway Experience (CPE), Collision Repair, Construction, Culinary Arts, Digital Media Technology, Early Childhood Services and Education, Health Sciences, Practical Nursing (LPN), Simulation and Animation Design, and Welding. The following career and technical education courses are also offered in grades 6-8: ICT I, ICT II, and STEM. The following career and technical education courses are offered in grades 9-12: Family and Consumer Science and Technology Foundations.

 

Course Descriptions:

  • Architecture and Drafting—Architecture and Drafting is a pathway in the Architecture and Construction career cluster. Study in this program allows each student to produce workable drawings on the drawing board and with the computer. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be qualified for an entry-level drafting or related position or may pursue postsecondary education. Skills developed through the course of study assist students in meeting requirements for the ADDA certification. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in career and technical student organizations, including SkillsUSA.
  • Automotive Services Technology—The Automotive Mechanics program teaches basic automotive, brake, electrical, steering, and suspension system services.  Students are provided with foundation skills related to engine fuel performance, cooling systems, and air conditioning/heating systems.
  • Business Marketing and Economics—The Business Marketing & Economics program is designed to prepare students to conduct the critical business functions associated with directing the flow of products and services from the producer to the consumer.  Students will learn marketing concepts in relation to sports marketing management, entrepreneurship, fashion merchandising, and Web-based marketing.
  • Career Pathway Experience (CPE)—CPE incorporates work-readiness preparation and classroom instruction related to a student’s occupational interest.  Topics of interest include:  career personal assessment, business etiquette, job acquisition (e.g., resume, interviews), work ethics, taxes, communication skills, independent living (e.g., personal budget, housing, insurance, automobile purchase, consumer credit).  In addition, CPE provides work-site learning for high school students who have a clearly defined career objective.  This flexible program allows the student to earn varying credits, from .5 – 2.0 Carnegie Units, based on documented hours as a student intern, school-based intern, apprenticeship, or paid work-based learning. This program is designed as a third year option after a student has completed a CTE program, based on teacher recommendation. (One year program)
  • Collision Repair—Automotive Collision Repair is an instructional program in which students will learn spot painting, major body repair, paint damage estimating, shop management, body alignment, pin striping and trim, and gas and mig welding.
  • Construction—In the Construction program, students will learn basic frame carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, masonry e.g., (bricklaying and concrete), woodworking power tools, and machinery operation.
  • Culinary Arts—The Culinary Arts program includes classroom and hands-on lab experiences in a commercial kitchen that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the food service industry.  The culinary arts program incorporates the National Restaurant Associations ProStart learning objectives.  Students will learn about many of the aspects of the culinary, restaurant, and hospitality industry to include front-of-the house and back-of-the house skills.
  • Digital Media Technology—This program is designed for students who wish to develop, design, and implement projects in the fast growing field of digital media.  Emphasis is on the techniques and tools used in digital media and the creative design or content of such media.  Both theoretical and activity-based learning are provided for students who wish to develop and enhance their competencies and skills.  The course focuses on the basic areas of computer graphics, multimedia, and animation.  Exposure to state-of-the-art equipment is given through advice by experts from within the industry.  The comprehensive project component provides practical experience towards developing a portfolio of work.
  • Early Childhood Services and Education—This program is designed to provide training in the area of childcare and development.  The first year begins with an introduction to the childcare profession focusing on child development, guidance and behavior, and age appropriate activities.  Second year students continue classroom instruction on program planning and childcare management while participating in an internship at selected childcare facilities.
  • Family and Consumer Science—This program exposes students to a wide variety of coursework in multiple disciplines. This includes consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects.
  • Health Sciences—The Health Sciences program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide students with an overview of the health-care field. The clinical experience will begin to prepare students for careers in occupations predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next 10 years including registered nurses, nurse aides, practical nurses, and home health aides.  
  • Information and Communication Technology I (ICT I) is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to effectively use technology in learning, communication, and life. Students in Information and Communication Technology I complete study in interpersonal and self-directional skills, basic technology operation and technology concepts, ethical issues in technology, keyboarding, technology communication tools, technology resource tools, multimedia presentation applications, word processing applications, and social media. Taken from http://rcu.msstate.edu/Curriculum/CurriculumDownload.aspx.
  • Information and Communication Technology II (ICT II) is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to effectively use technology in learning, communication, and life. Students in Information and Communication Technology II complete study in interpersonal and self-directional skills, basic technology operation and technology concepts, ethical issues in technology, technology communication tools, lab management and networking, financial literacy, spreadsheet applications, database applications, design applications, graphic design applications, web design applications, and career preparation. Taken from http://rcu.msstate.edu/Curriculum/CurriculumDownload.aspx.
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)—Dual enrollment in a community college practical nursing program provides an opportunity for a high school senior to complete the first semester of a college’s practical nursing program during their senior year. Students may receive both high school and college credit for those Practical Nursing courses.  Upon successful completion of the dual enrollment component in the senior year of high school, students enter directly into the second semester of the regular college program in the summer following their high school graduation.  Students who continue will be eligible for graduation and LPN licensure by December of that same year. (One year program)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Applicationsis an innovative instructional program that prepares students to engage in future academic and vocational courses of study in high school, community college, and institutions of higher learning. Students in STEM Applications complete study in technology literacy, the design process, emerging technologies, computer-aided design, sustainable design and technology, power and energy, robotics simulation, financial and economic literacy, and workplace skills for the 21st century. The STEM Applications curriculum framework is built upon 21st Century Skills Standards, ACT College Readiness Standards, and the National Educational Technology Standards for Stude Taken from http://rcu.msstate.edu/Curriculum/CurriculumDownload.aspx.
  • Simulation and Animation Design—The Simulation and Animation Design (SAD) program is designed for students who wish to develop, design, and implement projects in the ever-expanding field of game design and development. The program emphasizes the techniques and tools used in game design and the creative design or content of such media. Both theoretical learning and activity-based learning are provided for students who wish to develop and enhance their competencies and skills. The program focuses on the basic areas of ethics, character development, audio and video production, and design using visualization software. The program finishes with a performance-based unit that requires students to develop their own gaming environment.
  • Teacher Academy—In year 1, this program provides students with the opportunity to gain foundational competencies related to students as learners, planning and assessing teaching, teaching strategies, and communication skills. In year 2, students are provided with the opportunity to gain advanced skills needed to enhance them as learners, teachers, and communicators. Students also receive hands-on field experience each year. Taken from http://rcu.msstate.edu/Curriculum/CurriculumDownload.aspx.
  • Technology Foundations is a technology-rich curriculum that prepares students to function in the 21st Century environment. This course is designed to provide foundational skills in all relevant areas of technology, including keyboarding, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, multimedia presentations, and social networking. The course also focuses on self and career development by encouraging students to create a program of study that maps out their high school and postsecondary education. Taken from http://rcu.msstate.edu/Curriculum/CurriculumDownload.aspx.
  • Welding—The Welding program prepares students for employment or continued education in the occupations of the welding field. This program includes welding symbols and reading welding detail drawings, as well as the various types of arc welding and cutting. Students in the program will learn safety measures, setup procedures, and participate in active learning exercises with hands on experience.

 

Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of the Pearl Public School District are hereby notified that Pearl Public School District is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, or genetic information or testing in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

 

Any person having inquiries concerning Pearl Public School Districts’ compliance with Title II, Title IV, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact:

 

Cedric Graham

Title IX Coordinator

Pearl Public School District

3375 Highway 80 East

Pearl, MS 39208

(601) 932-7921

cgraham@pearl.k12.ms.us

     Janice Dukes

     Federal Programs Director

     Pearl Public School District

    180 Mary Ann Drive

     Pearl, MS 39208

     (601) 933-2461

     jdukes@pearl.k12.ms.us

Amye Rowan

504 Coordinator

Pearl Public School District

3375 Highway 80 East

Pearl, MS 39208

(601) 932-7921

arowan@pearl.k12.ms.us

 

Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:

 

Tracy Yates, Ph.D.

CTE Coordinator

Pearl High School

500 Pirate Cove

Pearl, MS 39208

(601) 932-7931

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Dr. Tracy Yates
tyates@pearl.k12.ms.us
601-932-7931