Magazine article Techniques

Food, Prizes and STC

Magazine article Techniques

Food, Prizes and STC

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In rural Sulligent, Alabama, in a county where parents rarely attend PTA meetings, vocational counselor Sylvia Eastman lured more than 200 parents, community leaders, educators and education officials to the Lamar County Business/Industry/Education Partnership Conference, held at a local high school in January. The food and door prizes were attractive, but all who attended also learned a fair amount about vocational education and school-tocareers.

Keynote speaker Laura Ward, president-elect of AVA, joined principals from the county's three high schools, representatives from the state and local boards of education and local business leaders for the event. Bevill State Community College-Hamilton Campus sponsored the conference, which adopted AVA's "Get Your Career in Gear!" theme.

Vocational students from various departments at Lamar County School of Technology in Vernonwhere Eastman works-made the door prizes. Winners received wrought-iron candlesticks from the welding classes, a coupon for an oil change or service job from the automotive technology department and manicure and haircut coupons from the cosmetology department. …

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