The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has sailed away, leaving in its wake thousands of local youth with fresh exposure to the excitement of boating. A new boatbuilding program that launches this summer in Newport will give those young people who want to further their interest an opportunity to explore the marine trades as a potential career path.
Newport Area Career and Technical Center student Jennifer Rivera was recently presented with the Award for Aspirations in Computing by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
Yesterday a group of excited middle school students boarded a bus headed to the Newport Area Career and Technical Center campus to participate in Student Shadow Day. The group included 8th graders from Tiverton, Portsmouth and Thompson middle schools who are interested in enrolling in NACTC programming as freshman.
This week, Newport Area Career and Technical Center (NACTC) kicks-off an informational campaign to parents, students and educators in Newport and surrounding districts of Portsmouth, Middletown, Tiverton, Little Compton, Jamestown and North Kingstown. The outreach effort is designed to inform the public about the different types of educational opportunities that are available to high school students and highlight the fact that all students in Newport and the surrounding districts have the right to attend NACTC at no additional cost to families.
The Newport Area Career and Technical Center (NACTC) provides its students with a unique experience through hands-on learning projects, student-run businesses and industry partnerships. In just four years, NACTC students have the opportunity to obtain employable skills, work experience, industry credentials and a diploma- positioning them for success in both college and career.
See for yourself - check out the NACTC video.