For Immediate Release
March 26, 2013
Public Relations Coordinator, Community College of Vermont
MONTPELIER, VT – At 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, Governor Peter Shumlin will present eleven Williamstown Middle High School students with the Governor’s Career Ready Certificate in a ceremony at the State House. The students are the first high school students in the state to receive the certification.
WHAT: Governor Shumlin to Award Governor’s Career Ready Certificate to Williamstown Students
WHERE: The State House, Ceremonial Office
WHEN: 9:45 a.m., Thursday March 28, 2013
In January the students completed a fifteen-week pilot course that was run cooperatively between Williamstown Middle High School and the Community College of Vermont. During the course students worked with faculty from both institutions on a variety of tasks such as microcomputer applications, effective speaking, résumé writing, and more, all in an effort to earn both an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and a Vermont Governor’s Career Ready Certificate (GCRC). Learn more about the pilot program.
According to Williamstown teacher Sandy Fitzmorris, the objective of the course was to prepare students for the next phase of their journey, whether it’s to college or into the workforce. Fitzmorris said the two aren’t mutually exclusive and that the skills required to be successful in one – effective communication, collaboration, reading for information, applied mathematics, to name a few – are in large part the same for the other.
Students, staff and faculty from both Williamstown Middle High School and the Community College of Vermont will be available for comment at the event.