June 24, 2019 - 5:05pm
June 15, 2019 - 2:53pm
May 28, 2019 - 3:07pm
Two Juniors and three Seniors in the Architecture strand recently received their certificate as an AutoCAD Associate. They are from left to right: Taylor Almanza, Nathan Perez, Sarah Mendoza, Harmony Smith, and Jonathon Perez. This certification will help them in securing a great job in the architecture industry. Congratulations!
May 14, 2019 - 1:58pm
Thirty of CCA's business partners spent the afternoon visiting with our students during our annual Job Fair. This event was preceeded earlier in the year with the Resume' Writing Seminar and the Mock Interview Initiative. It all paid off for our students. Students were able to practice their soft skills and gather information from some of the best companies in town! Many of the encounters lead to job offers and summer internships. We appreciate the companies and representatives for coming; and congratulations to those who went home with a brand new beginning! More pictures of the event inside.
May 14, 2019 - 1:19pm
Jonas Marcelle (Senior pictured here) and Andrew DeLeon (Senior) and Ryan McLaughlin (Junior) - pictured inside article - recently earned their Certified Surveying Technician I certification (by exam) sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors. The pair were on the 2nd place SkillsUSA team recently in Corpus Christi as well! This certification means that they are proficient in basic land surveying techniques and are eligible for higher wages as a result. Congratulations!
May 13, 2019 - 3:35pm
The Tiny Home Showcase of 2019 was another great event. Each year we have the opportunity to open up our campus to the community and business partners to showcase our students' work. New this year in addition to our two Tiny Homes on Wheels was a Micro Cabin Homestead which featured landscaping designs including garden beds, a backyard chicken coop and deer blinds that our students made. A big thank you to all our staff and parent volunteers who have had a huge impact to the success of our students! Inside are more pictures of the homes, the event and even links to some news coverage highlighting our program!
May 9, 2019 - 7:40am
Each year, just days prior to our Tiny Home Showcase, we invite some NISD distinguished guests and business professionals to come and look over the Tiny Homes and pick the best features from each one. The judges have the opportunity to get the first look at the finished homes and ask select students about the homes and their strands' contribution. Click on the article to see some great pictures of the event and our students showcasing their work, and to see what honors the homes received.
May 7, 2019 - 2:28pm
CCA students from all strands and grade levels battled the mud and humidity to help a deserving family and Habitat for Humanity frame a home. After a slow start slipping and sliding through the mud, the students pushed though and were able to get all the walls up before the end of the day. Their efforts paid off when the studens saw the joy and excitement in the eyes of the future homeowner; who was grateful to have such talented people working on her home. A big thanks to all who attended and to Ms. Gerlich who lead the charge on this one! Good Job CCA!
May 5, 2019 - 8:43am
ACE is an after school program that introduces our students to careers in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering and other disciplines.The ACE Mentor Program is driven by committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective field. This year for our ACE Mentorship project, our students focused on designing a Woodlawn Community Med Clinic. Through the work of the students and the mentors working together, they produced every aspect of the building from the site, building, and even the construction logistics just like an industry project. Finally to round out the project, one student from each of the small groups in the ACE Mentorship produced a 10 minute presentation for a panel of industry judges, who loved the project and had very positive feedback for our amazing students!
April 30, 2019 - 3:46pm
Joshua Soto pictured here with Instructor Armando Orta, and Ricardo Longoria both received the Helotes York Rite Scholarship Award from the Masonic Lodge Council. Joshua plans to become an electrician and Ricardo plans to pursue a career in residential construction. Both students honored their instructors, Armando Orta and Lesford Dixon with the Lamar Medal for the positive impact they have had on their lives. More pictures of the evening here.