Channelview High School Named Accredited Training & Educational Facility

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Dr. Steven Horton of the National Center for Construction Education and Research, left, Wesley Hutchins, Agriculture Science teacher and Mia Young, Channelview ISD’s Career and Technical Education Director are all smiles after Horton’s announcment of Channelview High School becoming an accredited campus for training and education through the National Center for Construction Education and Research.

Channelview High School (CHS) was recently named an accredited training and education facility through the National Center for Construction Education and Research.

The NCCER and Dr. Steven Horton were honored as one of Channelview ISD’s Distinguished Career and Technical Education Partners during the district’s annual CTE Awards held recently at CHS. The organization began partnering with the district’s Career and Technical Education programs this school year.

“We’ve been very impressed during our site visits and the programs offered here at Channelview High School,” Horton said. “The Houston area is a prime market for students to become certified in construction careers – and then immediately put those skills to work.”

NCCER is a not-for-profit 501c3 education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry.

“We are very excited about this accreditation,” said Mia Young, Channelview ISD’s Career and Technical Education director. “With all of the growth in our area, there is going to be an ever-growing need in construction careers for years to come. If our students are certified in their chosen field when they leave our (CTE) programs, it will make them more marketable in the workplace.”

CHS students have been able to become certified through their involvement with SkillsUSA. The SkillsUSA program is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

Students to become NCCER certified during the 2014-2015 school year were Joe Barboz, Chase Caldwell, Eduardo Columa, Alexis Delgado, Juan Garcia, Diego Gonzalez, Noe Guerra, Endy Lara, Javier Morales, Mario Nunez, Juan Ortiz, Gerardo Perez, Alberto Romero, Juan De Dios Vazquez, Ryan Davis, Elmer Garcia, Esai Garcia, German Marinez, Michael Mayes, Juan Moody, Marcos Oviedo, Melissa Ramirez, Ellias Reyes, Richardo Sanchez, Chris Amaya, Edward Cordova, Jaqueline Gavino, Patrick Greene, Jose Hernandez, David Hidalgo, Tison Jackson, Carlos Leyva and Michael Rios.

Additional students that received certification included Raul Trujillo, Alejandro Zuniga, Juan Acevedo, Lizbeth Galvan, Gabriel Garcia, Braylon Jackson, Samuel Maldonado, Christian Marroquin, Jesus Montoya, Jonathan Paz, Luis Pena, Jordan Zepeda, Adriel Arias, Koral Fisher, Hario Juarez, Marcus Lopez, Fidencio Macorro, Alexabder Muniz, Juan Ornelas, Miguel Rodriguez, Marco Arreaga, Emily Arredondo, Judy Beltran, Daneli Briones, Jeremiah Diaz, Christian Lejia, Isaiah Ball, Jesus Galvan, Cristo Garcia, Gustavo Lara, Michael Aguilar and Jose Salinas.

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