First local education summit to be held Tuesday at Monroe High School

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First local education summit to be held Tuesday at Monroe High School
News from The Albany Herald:

Art Dunning

ALBANY — In a concerted effort to expand collaborative efforts of K-16 institutions in Albany and Dougherty County, the presidents of Albany State University, Darton State College, Albany Technical College and the Dougherty County School System superintendent, will host the first ever Albany-Dougherty County Education Summit from 6:3…………… continues on The Albany Herald

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Snyder signs bills that boost high school skilled-trades education
News from New Baltimore Voice Newspapers:

When Gov. Rick Snyder took a seat at a Dakota High School facility on Wednesday to sign into law legislation that will boost skilled-trades – Career Technical Education – in Michigan high schools, he didn’t have to look far to see evidence of CTE’s value.

The intricately carved wood desk brought in for the bill-signing ceremony was meticulously created by Andrew Balprez, a 2012 Dakota High graduate, who learned to master computerized woodworking technology while attending CTE classes as a senior.

The desk serves as a tribute to the U.S. Air Force and to Balprez’s father, Andy, an Air Force veteran, with computer-assisted carvings of the F-22 military aircraft. Balprez downloaded schematic drawings for the F-22 jet from a government website. He plugged those blueprints into a high-tech carving/grinding machine to produce exact replicas of the plane’s features.

Now a full-time student at Macomb Community College, Balprez said he was honored his award-winning desk was chosen for the event; and he explained that he took time outside of class to complete the project.

“It took about six months. At home, I worked on it at least 45 minutes to an hour every day. I loved every bit of it,” he said.

After graduation, working the night shift at age 19 and teaching himself computer pr…………… continues on New Baltimore Voice Newspapers

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