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A message to teachers in North Alabama

Kent Ballard, Jr., M.ED. is the Workforce Education Specialist at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber.  Teachers, we are developing special curriculum you can use in your classrooms, as you share information about different careers with your students.  One of the main reasons we’ve developed ASmartPlace.com is to help our middle schoolers and high schoolers explore different …

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Kent Ballard, Workforce Education Director

Kent Ballard, Jr., M.ED. is the Workforce Education Specialist at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. He is helping promote ASmartPlace.com in local schools. Here, he describes some of the things you’ll find on the website.   Are you interested in having Kent visit your school? Please Contact our team today!

Huntsville Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day

February 21, 2019 by Georgina ChapmanWorkforce Director What a fun day for students! Similar to athletes signing day, hundreds of students from Huntsville City Schools had a similar experience on February 21. Two ceremonies were held in the Huntsville High School Auditorium where students signed their Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent—complete with a …

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KTECH Visit

KTECH Visit – Feb 19, 2019 Georgina Chapman, Workforce Director, was able to meet with a matriculating class at KTECH and introduce them to ASmartPlace.com.  KTECH is motivating their students to be proactive in their pursuit of training and occupational placement.  A firm connection between KTECH and ASmartPlace should assist future graduates in remaining abreast …

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Visits to Hazel Green High School, Meridianville Middle

By Kent Ballard, Jr., M.ED.Workforce Education Specialist We visited Hazel Green High School to assist with their mock interviews for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  Ms. Brittany Duncan, Business Academy teacher, is passionate about motivating students to think ahead and plan well.  Kent Ballard, in collaboration with Calhoun Community College, community members, and Madison County counselors …

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2019 State of the Schools: Superintendents give updates to Huntsville/Madison County business community

About 400 people attended the 2019 State of the Schools event held on February 13 at the Jackson Center in Huntsville. This annual breakfast is presented by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber and The Schools Foundation. It focuses on the mission, vision, data and strategic goals for the future of public education across Madison County. Superintendents from …

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Jemison High School Visit

Feb 13, 2019 by Kent Ballard, Jr., M. ED.Workforce Education Specialist Jemison High School is preparing students for AMAZING opportunities!  We visited La’Maz Ray, Jemison’s Heavy Machinery Instructor, who is assisting students in gaining credentials and exposing them to the many local opportunities for companies who are in need of Crane Operators, Drivers for Front …

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Visit to Christian Women’s Job Corps

February 11, 2019by Georgina Chapman, Workforce Director Along with working with teachers for including asmartplace.com in classrooms, several community organizations are also finding ways for clients to use the career navigation portal and find jobs. The tool is becoming increasingly useful for job seekers to watch videos and discover a career change. On February 11, …

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Recent School Visits: Huntsville High, Lee High

The Chamber Foundation’s Workforce team is visiting schools to discuss the variety of options students have when it comes to career exploration in North Alabama. Recently, Kent Ballard and Georgina Chapman visited the Freshman Academy at Huntsville High School during Career Day.  Ballard talked with students about being employable and the benefits of living here …

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DreamUp: Local Students Prepare to Launch Ideas Into Space

By Georgina Chapman Imagine watching Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launch into space and knowing your school project is on board! That’s the reality for three groups of incredibly bright and lucky students right here in Huntsville/Madison County. Students from Bob Jones, Sparkman, and New Century Technology high schools have been selected as part of …

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