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Alaska ProStartThe Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Dietetics & Nutrition Division hosted the 2014 Alaska ProStart Invitational on March 1.
|Students from Chugiak High School swept both categories in |
this year’s ProStart competition. Photo by Peak 3 LLC
This year, Chugiak High School placed first in both categories, advancing to the national invitational in Minneapolis to compete against teams from across the country.
Chef Naomi Everett, assistant professor of culinary arts, worked with ProStart staff to coordinate and host the event at UAA, as well as serve as a judge during the competition. She is a member of the ProStart Committee.
ProStart is a two-year educational program supported by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in partnership with state restaurant associations. More than 600 students from across Alaska participate in ProStart each year. The career-building program blends classroom learning with mentored work experience to teach high school students the management and culinary skills needed for a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Learn more at alaskaprostart.com.
Global Film PremiereStudents in PEP 183: Wellness Principles participated in the global premiere of “The Science of Character,” thanks to the efforts of Jean Marcey, assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation. Created by award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, the film aims to ignite a global conversation on how character strengths can be learned, practiced and cultivated. The film premiere served as the centerpiece of #CharacterDay, a 24-hour series of live events and online conversations highlighting the expanding catalog of scientific research surrounding character. The event included acknowledgment from the White House and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. People in more than 120 countries participated. Learn more at www.letitripple.org.
SkillsUSAThree UAA Community & Technical College divisions hosted career and technical competitions for high school students participating in the SkillsUSA Alaska State Leadership and Skills Conference on March 21.
|Greg Luke, service manager for Continental Mazda, Volvo & Suzuki,|
volunteers his time to assist with the SkillsUSA competition.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. The organization aims to help students discover and grow their career passions.
SkillsUSA programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. The organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. Learn more at www.skillsusa.org.
Special thanks to the following CTC faculty and staff members who helped facilitate the competitions: Brian Bennett, Chip Defendorf, Jonathan Goins, Shawn Heusser, Jamie Johnston-Eddy, Jeff Libby, Darrin Marshall, Dennis Massingham, Kelly Smith, Joseph Trekell, Eli Van Ringelenstein, and Christine Van Valkenburg.
First Construction Management Job FairThe Construction & Design Technology Division hosted its first annual construction management job fair on March 26, at the University Center. The fair brought together construction management students and alumni with local employers seeking candidates for internships and full- and part-time positions.
|Nicole Frey and Jenny Baker of Davis Constructors & Engineers.|
Participating employers in this year's job fair include the following:
- Cornerstone General Contractors
- Criterion General Inc.
- Davis Constructors & Engineers Inc.
- Denali General Contractors
- Klebs Mechanical Inc.