MAR
21

Women's History Month: Paving Paths to Progress

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Women's History month began in 1978 as Women's History Week , a local effort initiated by The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women. They chose the week of March 8th to coincide with International Women's Day. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation declaring the week of March 8 th as National Women's History Week.  Women's History Week continued to be recognized until 1987, when Congress passed resolutions to proclaim March of every year as Women's History Month. Each year, the National Women's History Alliance chooses a theme for Women's History Month, and  the theme for 2022 is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting H...
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MAR
14

Now Available! OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Public Safety: EMS)

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Public safety workers are our front line of defense against a number of dangers. They're committed to protecting the general public and always on call to keep us safe—something that's easy for the rest of us to take for granted.  While these everyday heroes are hard at work protecting our communities, how can they be sure they keep themselves safe?  We're so glad you asked! The new CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Public Safety: EMS) course   is the  first in a series of Public Safety courses being launched before the start of the new school year .  These courses will cover standard OSHA safety basics, as well as training and resources on hazards specific to...
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FEB
11

CTE Month® 2022: Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow

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February is Career and Technical Education Month ® , an annual campaign organized by the Association for Career and Technical Education ® (ACTE) to raise public awareness and celebrate the value of CTE.   What is CTE? ​Career and Technical Education (CTE) combines classroom learning with hands-on experience. The goal of CTE is to provide students with a well-rounded toolkit of the academic, technical, and employability skills necessary to succeed in the workforce across a wide range of industries and occupations. Why does CTE matter? According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 92% of high school students are engaged in CTE. That number shows that a huge majority of ...
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JAN
14

CareerSafe's Newest Course: OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Veterinary)

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​ A growing industry ​Veterinary medicine is a rapidly growing industry, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has projected a 17 percent growth in employment within the field from 2020 to 2030 . Often, when we think of veterinary and animal care workers, we think of how they help our furry family members, but the industry encompasses more than family veterinarians. Professionals in this industry include: Veterinarians, veterinary technologists and technicians, veterinary assistants, and laboratory animal caretakers Zoo and aquarium workers, including animal caretakers and groundskeepers Animal shelter and animal control workers Stable and kennel workers Groomers Animal trainers ​ Hidden ...
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DEC
09

CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight: Walter Preston

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​ This month's CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight is Mr. Walter Preston, a construction teacher at Griffin High School (GHS) in Griffin, Georgia. Mr. Preston served as a military police officer in the US Army for over 20 years before retiring and becoming a teacher at Griffin High School in 2003.   Third-year students in Mr. Preston's classes are preparing for the world of work through activities like resume building and CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour training courses. In fact, a total of 14 GHS students completed their training and received OSHA 10-Hour cards this year. Mr. Preston credits donations from the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) for making the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour...
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NOV
30

2021 CareerSafe National Safety Educator of the Year: Dr. Kelly Eichmann

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"Kelly's one of those teachers that's just very forward thinking. She's always looking for those opportunities for her kids that will put them in a better position ." Carisa Cordova, Learning Director, Clovis East High School From Mr. Feeny to Miss Frizzle, the media is full of depictions of that elusive unicorn of a teacher: the one who is bursting with passion for their students and the work they do. The one who goes above and beyond every day to make learning an impactful adventure. The one who changes lives. CareerSafe's National Safety Educator of the Year (NSEOTY) for 2021, Dr. Kelly Eichmann, is just such a teacher.   Dr. Eichmann is an instructor for the Patient Care Pathway at ...
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NOV
18

CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight: Forrest Hawthorn

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This month's CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight is Mr. Forrest Hawthorn of East Central High School (ECHS) in San Antonio, TX, who has found an amazing way to "electrify" his students' educational journeys. Mr. Hawthorn is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a career and technical education (CTE) teacher who emphasizes safety, including having his students complete the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour course . As part of his work to inspire interest in Science, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) ,  Mr. Hawthorn leads a team of students in the design, construction, testing, and development of competitive electric vehicles.   ECHS students participate in the Alamo City Electrathon (ACE), whi...
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NOV
10

Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Served

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On November 11, many Americans have a day off work and school for Veterans Day. CareerSafe wants to help spread the word on why it's important not to think of Veterans Day as "just another day off". What's in a name? On the 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 th month of 1918, an armistice—or temporary cessation of hostilities—was declared between Allied forces and Germany in World War I. One year later, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the commemoration of Armistice Day. Armistice Day became a legal federal holiday "dedicated to the cause of world peace" in the United States in 1938. On June 1, 1954, President Eisenhower signed HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, and...
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NOV
04

We're Bringing Safety Back: 94th National FFA Convention & Expo with CareerSafe and SAY

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Each year, the National FFA Convention & Expo provides opportunities for students to learn more about who they want to become and how they can prepare themselves for the future. The focus of the event is growing the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry.  This year, the   94 th National FFA Convention & Expo   returned in-person in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 27-30, 2021. The event had over 56,000 attendees , and CareerSafe was there to share the message of safety with them all! At the CareerSafe booth, students shared agriculture facts from their states, what they loved about FFA, and what they knew about agriculture safety. Additionally, CareerS...
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OCT
05

Cyber Hygiene: Top 5 Ways to Be Cyber Smart

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Technology has become an increasingly integral part of our everyday lives—it gives us invaluable tools for productivity and helps us be more efficient and connected than ever. Unfortunately, the very aspects of technology that make it so appealing and helpful can also make the digital world a gold mine for cyber criminals. With that in mind,   we'd like to recognize   Week 1 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (Be Cyber Smart)   with some tips on cyber hygiene . What is cyber hygiene? Cyber hygiene can be thought of in much the same way as personal hygiene—it's about training yourself to think proactively about your cybersecurity, just as you do with personal wellness. Except, in...
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