January 15, 2019 - 12:36pm
High schools are beginning to recognize students who train hard - in Career and Technology. CCA is on board with that! Last year at our annual "Academy Awards" banquet, not only did we recognize our outstanding students and their achievements and contributions to our program, but we honored them and our business partners with a Signing Ceremony. In a recent article, CCA was included as a model program that understands the importance of preparing our students for professional successful careers. See how we contribute by reading this article: https://www.mnn.com/money/green-workplace/stories/signing-day-recognizes...
January 11, 2019 - 2:26pm
Construction Careers Academy is becoming well known for our incredible tiny homes. The homes serve as the students' practicum, offering them real world experience right here on campus. The project begins their Junior year and concludes with the finish out during their Senior year in 2020 with the completion and sale of the homes at our Tiny Home Showcase in May. This years Juniors are building the Port Aransas - for a beach themed home, and the Live Oak which will have a hill country flair. Check out more pictures of the Carpentry and Construction Management students at work on these homes here.
January 10, 2019 - 10:13am
Mr. Paul's Construction Management students recently visited a Chesmar Homes subdivision under construction. They toured several homes in various stages of construction. Students saw a post tension foundation that was framed, bagged and ready for the concrete. They also learned about several different methods of framing including conventional stick framing, panels and trusses. More great pictures inside.
December 19, 2018 - 11:45am
Students in the Architecture strand visited two local architecture firms. Marmon Mok and Munoz & Co. recently hosted our students on a field trip to their offices. Students got a chance to speak to the professionals and see their projects in progress.
December 18, 2018 - 8:43am
CCA students recently collected food items to be distributed to needy families. Our students donated nearly 1500 items that will make the Christmas season a little brighter for families in need. The food went to the Village Parkway Baptist food pantry to be distributed. Thanks so much to all the CCA students for your generosity!
December 11, 2018 - 2:01pm
It is recruiting season and CCA has teams going out every day this week to speak to every middle school in the district! Student teams will be sharing the message of the amazing things they do at two venues; The Northside Activity Center and at the new Northside Gym. This recruiting week blitz comes just one week before our CCA Open House for new recruits. Come visit our campus on Wednesday, December 19 to tour the campus and see the incredible student projects in progress.
November 30, 2018 - 11:08am
Mr. Miller from DeWalt Tools came by to give a safety lesson to our students and also to demonstrate some new powerful tools. Students got the chance to try out some of the company's latest tools on the market. Some students got their hands on the angle grinder, and others used the cordless hammer drill. We welcome our industry partners to come speak to our students and love the hands on demos! See one of our students ready to use the grinder here.
November 29, 2018 - 10:25am
ACTE, The Association of Career and Technical Education, held their national conference in San Antonio. Construction Careers Academy is on the cutting edge of construction workforce development and working toward filling the need of the skilled craft shortage in the nation. Educators and industry professionals from all over the nation came to tour the campus while CCA was represented on a panel discussion about our work-based learning model and the importance of collaboration between schools, government, industry and parents.
November 27, 2018 - 1:15pm
Mr. Dixon has passion for his craft and a passion for teaching! Harbor Freight founder Eric Smidt feels that “Skilled trades teachers are heroes, and it’s time to recognize them.” And that they did! Mr. Dixon receives their Tools for Schools Teaching Excellence Award. Students and staff enjoyed the surprise announcement in his shop. It was a great celebration for a well deserved honor! Mr. Dixon looks forward to helping buy a forklift to use in the shop, out on the build site, and also to help students get certified on the machine.
November 27, 2018 - 1:06pm
Junior and Senior CCA students visit Texas A&M University, College Station to tour the Construction Science and Engineering Colleges. Students toured the engineering labs, study rooms, electrical engineering building, and computer simulation room. Our current CCA students got to meet up with some CCA grads who are now Aggies and had lunch in the student Sbisa Dining hall. More pictures inside.