Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Avalaible Services

I received a comment on my blog about how parents know what is available. The following is a list of some of the services the Attleboro Area School to Career Partnership offers to the Students of Norton High School. I will try to post activities as they are announce. You can also Check out email or call me anytime. My office hours are M,W 7:30-3pm
My contact information is; or 508-285-0257. You can also look in the schools monthly news letter for upcoming events.

Career Day Programs: Currently Norton High School Offers Career day to Sophomores and we hope to offer a day to the middle school 8th graders in the future.

Student Job Shadows: Juniors and senior have the opportunity to shadow a individual in the career area of their interest. They spend the day or a couple of hours observing and then conduct an interview. This allows student to better understand the profession that they are interested in helping them to make better choices for the future that will suite them.

Health Career Pathway: This program address the growing need for Certified Nursing Assistants.
Student are put throw a program that prepares them to Work and become certified at CNA's with little to no cost to them.

Construction career Day: Our Most popular event of the the year. Massachusetts Construction Career Day (CCD) is an exciting, hands-on opportunity for students to learn about and experience first-hand the wide range of careers available in the construction industry. In the past three years over 200 students from the Attleboro Area School-to-Career Partnership school districts have traveled to the New England Laborers Training Academy in Hopkinton, MA, to take advantage of this program.Students learn how to use highway paving equipment, backhoes, cranes, jackhammers and excavators under the supervision of trained operators. They can design a building, a tunnel or bridge on computer-aided drafting equipment and have their structures assessed for stability by professional engineers. The students participate in demonstrations of brick laying, cement finishing, welding, carpentry, steel cutting and other trades. They also use a “total robotic station” to experiment with cutting-edge surveying equipment. The 2008 trip was a highlight for Norton HS. The annual engineering competition pits school against one another in various engineering contests. The School with the Three highest scores won, Norton came in second and won a small amount of money that was later given by STC as a scholarship to one deserving senior.

There are additional program and Career day, Please check out this blog for more.

Transition Night

The Attleboro Area School-to-Career Partnership and the Attleboro Public School System with support from Foxborough, North Attleboro, and Norton Public School Systems presents

Transition Night 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Norton High School

Are you the parent/guardian of a young adult with special needs age 14-21?Are you concerned about their future after high school?

You are cordially invited to attend a Transition Night on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at Norton High School from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Organizations represented will be on – site to explain their area of expertise and to answer questions:

Here are some of last year’s companies and organizations:

● Bristol County Career Centers ● Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
● Horace Mann Educational Associates ● Department of Mental Retardation
● GATRA ● Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc.
● Co-Op ● Attleboro Enterprises Inc.
● Attleboro Housing Authority ● Social Security Administration
● Family Autism Center ● Mass Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
● Lifeworks Employment Services ● PRIDE, Inc.
● Bristol Community College

We hope you can attend this important evening. Please come and share with us your concerns and questions as well as the future plans for your young adult children. Informational packets will be available and any special accommodations can be arranged.

For more information, please respectively contact:

Attleboro High School Foxborough High North Attleboro High Norton High School
(508) 222-5150 (508) 543-1620 (508) 643-2115 (508) 285-0257 (Direct)
Sandra Parsons Ext. 534 Ellen Pillsbury Ext. 262 Julie Ensign Ext. 237 Barbara Ellis