Community Education Schedule Published
The new schedule for Community Education classes is available! Check out the new courses including The Civil War Revisited, Small Engine Repair, and Do-It-Yourself Hardscape. Classes begin mid-March and early April.
Fall 2013 LPN Class Forming
The Licensed Practical Nursing class will be accepting applications beginning March 1, 2013.
Pre-entrance exams for the August 2013 class will be administered on various Mondays in March and April.
A $75.00 non-refundable examamination fee is required before exam scheduling.
Space in this class is limited. Please call 304-256-4615 (extension 353 or 343) for more information. (download the application)
ACT Takes a Stand Against Bullying
Although one person does have the ability to make a difference, an entire group can do even more to prevent and end bullying in schools. That was the message Thursday morning at The Academy of Careers and Technology in Beckley where students have been working throughout the week to increase bullying awareness.
ACT Nursing Instructor Helps Write National Exam
A nursing instructor from Raleigh County’s Academy of Careers and Technology was selected to be an item writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Liscensure Examination.
Debra Hodge, RN, MSN, a theory and clinical instructor at the school, was in Chicago the week of July 22 with 12 other nurses from across the nation to participate on the Item Development Panel for the liscensure examinations. Together the panel helped develop the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing exams, exams all nurses in the United States and its four U.S. territories must take.
ACT Recognized at State Conference
The Academy of Careers and Technology in Beckley had two programs, one teach-er and a guidance counselor place in the top three in their respective categories at the West Virginia Career Technical Education Conference in Charleston in July.
School principal Charles Pack said although none were honored as No. 1 in the state, “it was a huge honor to have so many named in the top three.” Each program/division received a $1,000 grant award for classroom use, said Pack.