Newport News Public Schools TV and the Telecommunications Center

3 camera operators at event

The Telecom crew recently livestreamed the New Horizons Build Hampton Roads "Good Life Solutions" Career Selection Day Ceremony, which was held at Liberty Live Church in Hampton. Telecom has covered the event the past few years.

Career Selection Day is a celebration of New Horizons students joining the workforce. It is modeled after the sports signing days for athletes committing to a college team. The program features the announcement of employers and the students who will be new employees, plus the presentation of awards. Represented industries include automotive, construction, advanced manufacturing, and technology/cybersecurity.

The Telecom crew used their ATEM Mini Pro portable switcher for the four-camera production.

Telecom Supervisor Ray Price led the crew, which included fellow Telecom staff members Carl Daniels, Jr. and Mansoor Ahmed; current Telecom students Ryan Hedgepeth and Trevon Smith; and Telecom alumni Brandon Hedgepeth, Josh Stuck, and Collin Smalls.

Casey Roberts, Executive Director of New Horizons, recognized the production crew in his welcome speech.

Participants in the New Horizons Build Hampton Roads "Good Life Solutions" Career Selection Day Ceremony take the stage.
Photo: NNPS-TV

According to their website, New Horizons Regional Education Center (NHREC) is operated by the six Peninsula school divisions to provide educational services that are most efficient to implement through a regional partnership, with the goal being to help develop a world-class workforce and self-sufficient citizens.

The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) is part of New Horizons and offers training in a wide range of jobs, such as HVAC, Welding, and Criminal Justice.

According to CTE Program Coordinator Crystal Neal, this year had the most students ever for Career Section Day.

"Everything worked well from the crew to the operation of equipment," said Price.