CTE Advisory Board visits Telecom

4 people in front of screen give presentation
Mr. Price and students present to CTE Advisory Board visitors.
Photos by: Toinette Outland

The Telecommunications program was the focus of a recent visit by the NNPS CTE Advisory Board.

The Telecommunications Center hosted a large group of community partners who make up the advisory board, which now and then visits and evaluates the NNPS CTE program.

CTE Instructional Supervisor Toinette Outland facilitated the tour, which began in the NNPS Administration building with a presentation.

Telecom Supervisor Ray Price and Telecom program seniors presented to the visitors, explaining background about the Telecom program, the classes, and the types of things Telecom students do as part of their training. The 12th-graders also talked about their future plans for college and careers.

Students participating in the presentation were: Jerrl Bailey (Warwick High), Ta'Jion Jeanty (Heritage High), and Michael McClellan (Woodside High).

After the presentation, the board members came to the Telecommunications Center for a site visit. They were shown the classroom with editing stations, the studios, and the remote video production truck.

The truck, which Telecom staff and students use to produce and broadcast live events such as sports competitions, student performances, and graduations, is always a highlight of a visit to the Telecommunications Center.

Read more about Telecom

"30 years of TV at NNPS" is a series of stories about the early days of the Telecom program and NNPS-TV.

Story 1: Overview
Story 2: Radio
Story 3: TV production classes
Story 4: 'Homework TV'
Story 5: Programming
Story 6: Sports
Story 7: Remote TV production truck
Story 8: Live TV broadcasts

But more than the fancy equipment, the students turned out to be the most impressive part of the event, said Price. He said the participants told him how impressed they were with the students and their presentation and how much knowledge they had in the field of broadcasting.

The NNPS CTE Advisory Board attendees were:

According to Outland, the attendees "enjoyed the tour and were curious to learn more of ways to partner and extend work-based learning experiences with the Telecom program."

CTE Advisory Board visits Telecom: