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Caddo Career & Technology Center

The Career & Technical Magnet

of Caddo Parish Schools

Shreveport, Louisiana

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Our Mission

Caddo Career & Technology Center prepares students for success in our rapidly changing world by providing quality career and technical programs empowering students to meet the demands of the world of work, pursue post-secondary education and address life’s challenges.

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Our Challenge

Show students that skill mastery provides power through financial independence and expanded options, that a job well done is the most meaningful recognition, that teamwork creates a sense of belonging, and that freedom and fun come from the security of having marketable skills and the creative interaction of working with others.

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Our Faculty

Black 7 CTE Certified 23

White 35 Trad Certified 19

Male 20 Female 22


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Professional Philosophy

  • Hire the best and support them

  • Provide and develop leadership through professional learning

  • Articulate results and expectations

  • Integrate technology

  • Evaluate goals and objectives continually

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Our Students

Asian 4 Grade 12 301

Black 477 Grade 11 289

Hawaiian 1 Options 33

Hispanic 15 Other 127

White 253

Female 352

TOTAL750 Male 398

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HSTW Key Practice:High Expectations

  • Annual CCTC Challenge

  • Back-to-School Night to orient parents to expectations

  • Senior Capstone/Project required

  • Industry-Based Certification exams, as available

  • Student Career Portfolio required

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HSTW Key Practice:Technical Studies

  • Critical Employability Skills

  • Character Education

  • Skill Competition & Service

  • Faculty



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HSTW Key Practice:Technical Studies

  • Computerized Student Competency Records

  • Industry-Recognized Standards/ Certifications

  • Ongoing Facility and Equipment Upgrades

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HSTW Key Practice:Technical Studies

  • Industry-Based Certifications for students:

    NCCER (HVAC & Carpentry);

    I-CAR pending/AYES (Auto Body);

    ASE/AYES/NATEF (Auto Tech);

    MOS/IC3 (Business);

    ProStart (Culinary Arts);

    Dental Radiology (Dental Assistant);

    ADDA (Drafting);

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HSTW Key Practice:Technical Studies

  • Industry-Based Certifications for


    EMT-Basic/CNA/First Aid/ CPR (Healthcare);

    NIMS pending (Machine Shop);

    NRF Customer Service (Co-op Marketing);

    CCNA (Networking);

    PrintEd (Printing/Graphic Arts);

    STAR (Teaching Professions);

    AWS/NCCER (Welding)

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HSTW Key Practice:Academic Studies

  • Technical Library

    • Louisiana e-Portal

    • Orientation to the Library/Internet

    • Resume Preparation

    • Employability Skills Across the Curriculum

    • Career and College Information

    • Research Career Projects

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HSTW Key Practice:Academic Studies

  • “How Math Is Used at CCTC”

  • “How Communication Is Used at CCTC”

  • “How Science Is Used at CCTC”

  • Focused on Profession Development

  • Technical Literacy Standards across the Curriculum

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HSTW Key Practice:Program of Study

  • Areas of Concentration/Career Pathways with all 10 high schools

  • Diploma Endorsements: Academic & Technical

  • Complementing Home High Schools

    • COE & Co-op Marketing, On Campus

    • Education for Careers, Distance Learning

    • Teaching Professions, Distance Learning

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HSTW Key Practice:Program of Study

  • Specifying CCTC Course Prerequisites

  • Eight Enriched Credit Courses Offered:

    • Accounting Procedures

    • CAD Drafting

    • Commercial Art

    • Dental Assistant

    • EMT-Basic

    • Nurse Assistant

    • Networking/Information Technologies

    • Teaching Professions

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HSTW Key Practice:Program of Study

  • Articulated Credit

    • 61 hours earned by 15 students

  • Dual Enrollment

    • 1,115 hours earned by 97 students at:

      • Bossier Parish Community College

      • Louisiana Technical


      • Southern University,


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HSTW Key Practice:Work-Based Learning

  • Job Shadowing (Groundhog Day, AYES and others)

  • Student Internships

  • Healthcare Clinicals

  • Paid On-the-Job Training with Industry-Developed, Standardized Criteria

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HSTW Key Practice:Work-Based Learning

  • School-to-Work Coordinator

    • Student Work Surveys

    • Job-Seeking Skills

    • Job Readiness Assemblies

    • Job Shadowing (Groundhog Day)

    • Friday Seminars with SkillsUSA Total Quality Curriculum & Junior Achievement’s “Success Skills”

    • Mock Interviews

    • Employer Contacts & Data Collection

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HSTW Key Practice:Work-Based Learning

  • Thanks Friends Ad (80 to 100 Employers) & Letter

  • Co-op Education Banquet

  • CCTC Advisory Councils

  • CCTC Foundation

    • Scholarships

    • Partial IBC fees

    • School advocacy

    • Project partners

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HSTW Key Practice:Teachers Working Together

  • CCTC Advisory Councils

  • Whole Faculty Study Groups

  • Teachers in the Working World Tours/Internships

  • Teacher In-service/Activities

  • Teacher Technology Center

  • HSTW, NCTN, ACTE, LACTE, State & AFE Conferences, IBC Professional Development

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HSTW Key Practice:Students Engaged

  • Business/Industry Simulations & Projects

  • Student-Based Enterprises

  • Internet Career Mentoring (Drafting and Commercial Art)

  • Career-Technical Student


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A + Construction

Building the Future

CCTC Body Shop

CCTC Plotting Service

Campus Craze Boutique

Class Act Wood Work

Graphic Solutions

Hot Off the Press

Hot Rods

Hot Sparks

The Catering Corner

The Garden Shop

HSTW Key Practice:Students Engaged through School-Based Enterprises

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HSTW Key Practice:Students Engaged through Partnership/Service Projects

  • Sample Projects:

    • VOA Playhouse

    • Hibernia House/Union Street Project

    • Ad Agency Project

    • AEP-SWEPCO Bluebird & Barn Owl Conservation

    • Learn & Serve Grants

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HSTW Key Practice:Career Guidance

  • Career-Focused Assemblies (Job Readiness, Career Cluster & Motivational Assemblies)

  • Career Interest Inventory

  • Guest Speakers

  • 8th-Grade Tours

  • Career Fair for


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HSTW Key Practice:Career Guidance

  • Summer Camps: Educator Exploration, Camp Culinary Junior Assemblies & Surveys

  • Next Step Assemblies with Follow-up Packet and Lesson Plans

  • CCTC Job Fair

  • Scholarships for PS Education

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HSTW Key Practice:Extra Help!

  • Professional Development Using Site Guide

    # 6: Extra Help and Time

  • Faculty-Developed List of “Extra Help and Time” in CCTC Teacher’s Handbook

  • School-to-Work Coordinator

  • Special Education Inclusion Teacher and Teacher’s Aides

  • Options/GED Program

  • Library resources and assistance

  • Before-school, after-school & Saturday tutoring and competition prep

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HSTW Key Practice:Outreach & Keeping Score

  • January Mail-out to Parents of 10th/11th Graders, February Open House & TeacherWeb

  • Periodic Sharing/Review of all School Data:

    • End-of-Year Reports to Sending High Schools Senior Follow Up after One Year

    • Work-Based Learning Data

    • Student/Teacher Surveys

    • Employer Feedback

    • Enrollment Growth

    • HSTW Assessment & Student/

      Teacher Surveys

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HSTW Key Practice:Outreach & Keeping Score

  • Blending Career Tech, High Schools That Work, LINCS, School Improvement Plans

  • “A Tool for Teachers – Linking Businesses and Schools”

  • Presentations to Business/Civic Groups

  • Newspaper/TV Coverage

  • Luncheon/Tours for Business/Civic Groups

  • Clean Campus and Shreveport Green Achievement Awards

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Spring 2006 GEE 21State Level Data

This data represents the percentage of students who scored at the Approaching Basic Achievement level and higher

Achievement Levels - Advanced, Mastery, Basic, Approaching Basic, Unsatisfactory

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Results Achieved: HSTW Assessment @ CCTC

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Lessons Learned

  • Model, Mentor & Monitor – It’s all about the “people” & the “work”

  • Constant Professional Development is needed to emphasize & implement expectations

  • Develop Teacher-Leaders for local, state, and national leadership roles

  • Showcase successes: professional recognition cannot be overdone!

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Why Adopt HSTW?

  • It is our road map for school improvement & student success

  • It provides a network of positive “seekers”

  • It creates a common language to use in linking all school improvement efforts together

  • It includes a way to evaluate and connect school changes to our core mission

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Next Steps:

  • Continue Ready – Fire – Aim!!

  • Caddo Career & Technology Center

    • Increase Student Attendance

    • Finalize CCTC Website

    • Expand Dual Enrollment & Distance Learning

    • Strengthen/Expand Senior Projects

    • Add Industry-Based Certifications

    • Continue Partnership/Service Projects

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Next Steps:

  • Continue Ready – Fire – Aim!!

  • Other Caddo Parish Schools

    • North Caddo Welding

    • North Caddo Culinary

    • Huntington Carpentry

    • Business Department Certifications

    • Middle School Courses for HS Credit

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Caddo Parish School Board:

  • Gayle Flowers, Director

    Career, Adult & Alternative Education

    1961 Midway Avenue

    Shreveport, LA 71108

    O: (318) 603-6548

    e-mail: [email protected]

  • Rosetta Boone, Supervisor

    Career & Adult Education

    Caddo Career & Technology Center:

  • Gary Weese, AYES Instructor

  • Jo Lynn Ross, Business Teacher