Henrico CTE Now

Henrico CTE Now

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We want to change your perception of CTE. Henrico’s Career & Technical Education’s podcast promotes and educates students and parents about the importance of career and technical education in Henrico County, Virginia and the US. Join Reshawn Garnett and Mike Roberts and find why career and technical education is so important for students now and for their future. Show comments are welcome. Please email us at mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us


Now. Season 2, Episode 19: Guest: Larry Maready, John Neal, and Clayton Fuhrman
Oct 20 • 30 min
In this episode, we visit the Henrico Central Automotive Maintenance (CAM) facility where we talk to Clayton Fuhrman, a recent graduate of our Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center diesel program, Larry Maready, Fleet Manager for CAM, and John Niel,…
Now. Season 2, Episode 18: Guest: Chris Williams, CEO of Henrico Federal Credit Union
Oct 6 • 27 min
Reshawn and I had a great interview with Chris Williams at the Henrico Federal Credit Union offices. We talked about his career path to CEO at the Henrico Federal Credit Union and how the credit union is involved with educating students about their…
Now. Season 2, Episode 17: Guest: Karl Fox, Barbering Teacher
Sep 22 • 32 min
We just continue to have great interviews with exceptional people. Karl Fox is our new barbering teacher at the ACE Center at Hermitage. He talks with us about his career and how he came to start teaching and why a CTE education is so important today. We…
Now. Season 2, Episode 16: Guest: Monica Smith-Callahan
Sep 8 • 33 min
Today’s interview is with Monica Smith-Callahan. Varina High School graduate, mother, and deputy county manager for community affairs with Henrico County. She speaks with us about the importance of a CTE education in today’s new reality. Students,…
Now. Season 2, Episode 15: Guests: Commander, Curtis Irby, and Master Chief Petty Officer Shawn Grasty
Aug 25 • 34 min
This episode is special because we have two men who after completing a career in the military both decided to continue to be of service by becoming JROTC instructors with Henrico County Schools. Commander, Curtis Irby, and Master Chief Petty Officer Shawn…
Now. Season 2, Episode 14: Guest: Eugene Bordonie, volunteer with our Student House Building Project
Aug 11 • 28 min
Mr. Eugene Bordonie started his working life as an electrician and switched careers to become a real estate agent. He is also on CTE’s Student House Building Project board called the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation. The HBP is a…
Now. Season 2, Episode 13: Guests: Dr. Samantha Habib, Veterinarian
Jul 28 • 33 min
This episode’s guest is Dr. Samantha Habib, a veterinarian with Locke A. Taylor and Associates. We are continuing to focus on essential workers and I don’t think anyone would argue that point when it comes to our pets. Dr. Habib is working as a vet at one…
Now. Season 2, Episode 12: Guests: Dana Markland, CEO of Home Building Association of Richmond
Jul 14 • 32 min
The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) is a non-profit group, founded in 1946 as a trade organization to help the various companies in Richmond that are involved in building homes. We had a great conversation with Dana Markland, CEO of HBAR…
Now. Season 2, Episode 11: Guests: Sheldon and Shari Glassner with the ACE Center Graphic Communications Program
Jun 30 • 31 min
This was a great interview with Sheldon and Shari Glassner. Sheldon is the instructor at the ACE Center at Hermitage Graphic Communications program. Shari is an instructional assistant at Hermitage High School. Sheldon has over the years built one of the…
Now. Season 2, Episode 10: Guests: Johnna Chandler, EMT Teacher at Hermitage ACE Center
Jun 16 • 25 min
We are continuing our coverage of essential workers and careers out there during COVID 19. This interview is with Johnna Chandler, an Emergency Medical Technician instructor at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Johanna talks to us about her many years of…
Now. Season 2, Episode 9: Guests: Ruben Canty, and Crystal Sarvay
Jun 2 • 30 min
This week we have another podcast profiling essential workers during these days of Corona. The nursing field are right now the warriors on the front lines of this battle against Corona 19. Their numbers are stretched and in need of reinforcing for the…
Now Season 2 Episode 8: Power Generation, Part 4 of Our Series on the New Career Cluster, “Energy.”
May 19 • 57 min
This episode is our fourth in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called “Energy.” In this episode, we are talking about Power Generation and our guests are, Dominika Sink, M&A Associate,…
Now, Season 2 Episode 7: Fuel Production and Distribution for the new “Energy” Career Cluster
May 5 • 36 min
This episode is our third in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called “Energy.” We are talking about Fuel Production and Distribution with, Sasha Furdak-Roy, Operations Center Manager,…
Now. Season 2, Episode 6: Guest Mr. Henry Rosenbaum, Henrico Firefighter
Apr 21 • 30 min
While we are living with the circumstances of the COVID 19 virus we all now understand what an essential worker is. With that reality, we will begin an interview series with essential workers in this country while we continue our podcast series covering…
Now. Season 2 Episode 5: The LifeReady Skills Challenge Career Rodeo
Mar 24 • 46 min
This episode Reshawn interviewed students and business representatives who attended our first annual Skills Challenge Career Rodeo. The event hosted over 425 students and over 100 business representatives at an event where the businesses judged students…
Now, Season 2 Episode 4: Guests, Jackie Merrick, Sameera Younus-Kan, and Matt Kellam with Dominion Energy
Mar 10 • 54 min
This episode is our second in a series relating to the new 17th Career Cluster coming from the Virginia Department of Education called “Energy.” In this episode, we have 3 professionals from Dominion Power, Jackie Merrick System Reliability Engineer,…
Now, Season 2 Episode 3: Guest, Daniel Pruitt, Branch Manager for RICOH USA, INC
Feb 25 • 51 min
We had a great time talking with Daniel about the many services offered by RICOH USA and the many benefits of young people coming to work with an international company like RICOH. It is amazing how a technology company like RICOH has dozens of different…
Now, Season 2 Episode 2: Guest, Carrie Webster, Chase Counts, KC Bleile
Feb 11 • 40 min
This episode is special because it is the first of a series of episodes related to the new 17th Career Clusters being introduced through the Virginia Department of Education this July. A Career Cluster is a sequence of courses within your area of interest…
Now, Season 2 Episode 1: Guest, Kathy Case and Justin White
Jan 28 • 50 min
In this episode, we talk to Kathy Case with Takeoff Co. and Justin White who is now with CB Flooring (change happened after the show was recorded). Both have been in the flooring industry for a long time and both got to where they are now on very…
Now, Episode 28: 2019 End of the Year Recap Show
Jan 14 • 39 min
It has been just over a year since we first started the CTE Now Podcast! In 2018 our director, Mac Beaton asked Reshawn and me to find out what it would take to start a podcast. Neither of us had any experience other than Reshawn having a few years of…
Now, Episode 27: Guest, Dalton Echard with Anton Paar
Dec 31, 2019 • 38 min
This episode we have a great interview with Dalton Echard who is newly in charge of an apprenticeship program with the company, Anton Paar. Mr. Echard is an exciting interview and Anton Parr has got to be one of the most interesting companies we have been…
Now, Episode 26: Guest, Amber Tilman, Community Development Manager with Facebook’s Henrico Data Center
Dec 17, 2019 • 18 min
This episode, we are very excited to have Amber Tilman, who is the Community Development Manager with Facebook’s Henrico Data Center. Facebook is building its newest data center in our own backyard of Eastern Henrico County. She manages Facebook’s…
Now, Episode 25: Guest, Amy Cashwell, Amy Lorenzo, and Steve Rayborn
Dec 3, 2019 • 26 min
Dr. Amy Cashwell, superintendent of Henrico County Schools, talks to us about the importance of CTE programs for students in Henrico County. Amy Lorenzo, Policy Director for Idaho Career and Technical Education, and Steve Rayborn, Deputy Administrator for…
Now, Episode 24: Reshawn and Mike interview parents and students attending the Life Ready Expo
Nov 19, 2019 • 40 min
As promised we have part 2 of our Life Ready Expo coverage. In part 2 we are talking with parents and students who attended our very first Life Ready Expo. I hope you enjoy it. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
Now, Episode 23, Reshawn and Mike interview businesses attending the Life Ready Expo
Nov 5, 2019 • 36 min
Henrico CTE had a very successful Life Ready Expo with over 150 businesses and over 2000 parents and 8th to 12-grade students. We were able to interview representatives of just a few of the businesses at the Expo. These are great interviews with different…
Now, Episode 22: VACTEA Conference Recap
Oct 22, 2019 • 32 min
Recently the Henrico CTE Now hosts, Rashawn and Mike were invited to hold a demonstration of our podcast to other CTE administrators in Virginia who attended the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education Conference in Virginia Beach. We had…
Now, Episode 21: Guest, Rob Doolidge, Tech Ed Teacher
Oct 8, 2019 • 26 min
This episode we interview Technology Education teacher, Rob Doolidge, at Short Pump Middle School. Rob talks to us on the importance of student’s involvement with Tech Ed and how it can develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on…
Now, Episode 20: Guest, Spencer, Bonnie, and Sam Werneth
Sep 24, 2019 • 37 min
Spencer Werneth, an EMT student at the Hermitage ACE Center, and his parents Bonnie and Sam are with us today to talk to us about Spencer’s journey to be Life Ready through Henrico CTE. Spencer is a senior that took Sports Medicine as a junior last year…
Now, Episode 19: Guest, Sue Maddock with IGS
Sep 10, 2019 • 22 min
Sue Maddock talks to us about the company she works, IGS, for and how they want to partner with Henrico CTE and hire our students. IGS is an international company based right here in the Richmond area. As soon as Sue met with Mac Beaton, Director of…
Now, Episode 18: Guest, Susan and Zack Moore
Aug 27, 2019 • 37 min
Today’s guests are Susan Moore, Director of Facilities at Henrico County Public Schools and her son Zack Moore, is a mobile repair mechanic for Richmond Machinery. They discuss how a CTE education touched their lives and how it gave Zack a head start…
Now, Episode 17: Guest, Angela Stewart, Professional Learning and Leadership with Henrico County Schools
Aug 13, 2019 • 20 min
Our guest is Angela Stewart who is a Professional Development Specialist in the Professional Learning & Leadership Department with Henrico County Public Schools. One of her duties is to help new CTE teachers who may be coming from the world of work,…
Now. Episode 16: Guest Rai Beasley, Parent and Supporter Of Henrico CTE
Jul 30, 2019 • 28 min
We were privileged to have Rai Beasley visit us today at CTE Now headquarters to talk to us about why he thinks Henrico CTE is important to the students of Henrico County. Mr. Beasley is one of Henrico County’s most involved citizens. Mr. Beasley and his…
Now. Episode 15: Guest Dr. Pierre Tulowitzki
Jul 16, 2019 • 22 min
Pierre Tulowitski, a professor from Ludwigsburg University visited with us and was able to experience many of our summer programs such as Summer Building Trades, Summer Polytech, our House Building Program, Signing Day and more. Professor Tulowitski…
Now, Episode 14: Guest, Bobbie Southerd , Debbie Kelo, PHD, and Ted Quinn
Jul 2, 2019 • 22 min
For today’s podcast we are meeting with CTE’s Sports Medicine instructor, Bobbie Southerd, Debbie Kelo, director of programs at SwimRVA and Tedd Quinn, director of safety school, SwimRVA. We are talking about how SwimRVA helps young people how to swim,…
Now, Episode 13: Guest, Gordon & Lori Taylor from Smoke Pit Grill
Jun 18, 2019 • 23 min
Gordon and Lori Taylor did not start their careers in the restaurant business but the desire for a change in their lives brought them to start a food truck business that led to their own sit-down restaurant, the Smoke Pit Grill. Gordon and Lori recently…
Now. Episode 12: Guest Victoria Ferris, Intro to Culinary Arts Instructor
Jun 4, 2019 • 29 min
Victoria Ferris is a teacher at Varina High School and is the Intro to Culinary Arts instructor and also Nutritional Wellness. Her very successful program gets her students ready to work in the restaurant industry. Every week her students prepare meals…
Now. Episode 11: Guest Virginia Delegate, John McGuire
May 21, 2019 • 16 min
Our guest is Virginia House of Delegates member John McGuire representing the 56th district. Mr. McGuire was born and raised in Henrico. Took the CTE Electronics program and graduated from Henrico High School. After high school he joined the Navy and…
Now. Episode 10, Steve Pierce and Heather Greenwell with Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals
May 7, 2019 • 27 min
This episode we spend a great half hour with Heather Greenwell and Steve Pierce with the Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals. They speak with us about the importance of attracting young people to the roofing industry. Mark is also the General…
Now. Episode 9: CTE Guests From A Couple Of Programs And We Are Talking About Signing Day
Apr 22, 2019 • 37 min
This episode is very special. Its subject is about our second annual CTE Signing Day where we recognize and celebrate students who are graduating high school and moving on to the world of work. Like star athletes, our stars are students who are sitting…
Now, Episode 8: Guest, A. Person, the instructor for our ACE Center at Highland Springs masonry program
Apr 9, 2019 • 23 min
This week’s guest is Mr. Person, instructor at the ACE Center at Highland Springs Masonry class. Mr. Person talks about the importance of masonry in today’s construction and about how students can make it a career. Questions or comments email:…
Now, Episode 7: Guest, Ricky Akers with James River Exteriors
Mar 26, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode we interview Ricky Akers, sight supervisor for James River Exteriors. We talk about the challenges of finding new talent for the masonry industry. We learned a lot from Ricky’s 40 years of experience in the masonry industry. Enjoy.…
Now. Episode 6: Guest Carter Iseman, David Helmick, Sunni Burton
Mar 12, 2019 • 33 min
In this great episode we interview Carter Iseman, Director of Training and Development for Virginia Asphalt Association, David Helmick, Executive Vice President of Superior Paving, and Sunni Burton, QC Lab Technician for Superior Paving. They talk about…
Now, Episode 5, Guest Mark Schultz & Anthony Dejarnette (DJ)
Feb 26, 2019 • 21 min
Today’s guests are Mark Schultz and Anthony Dejarnette (DJ), instructors in the Automotive Technology program at the ACE Center at Hermitage. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
Now, Episode 4: Guest, Chris Haynie
Feb 12, 2019 • 18 min
Chris Haynie, Service Manager at Richmond Ford West is our guest for today’s episode. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
Now. Episode 3: Guest Mr. Renick, A/C, Refrigeration & Plumbing Instructor
Jan 29, 2019 • 26 min
This episode we interview Duane Renick, A/C, Refrigeration & Plumbing instructor at the ACE Center @ Hermitage and Chris Keithly, owner of CK Appliance Repair, former student of Mr. Renick and his brother Brandon who is also a former student of Mr.…
Now. Episode 2: Guest Mitch Haddon of Colonial Webb
Jan 15, 2019 • 15 min
This week we interview Mitch Haddon, President of Colonial Webb, and discuss the importance of CTE students to his and other businesses in todays marketplace. Questions or comments email: mwroberts@henrico.k12.va.us
Now, Episode 1: Guest, Mac Beaton
Dec 18, 2018 • 16 min
Welcome to the first episode of Henrico CTE Now. On today’s show we have Mac Beaton, Director of Henrico CTE as our guest talking about the importance of Career and Technical Education (CTE). Join Reshawn Garnett and Mike Roberts and find out what CTE is…