505 North Main Street ♦ Greer, South Carolina 29650 ♦ Phone 864.355-8081 ♦ Fax 864-355-8264
Friday, April 18, 2014

APPLICATION TO ATTEND BONDS
Bonds Career Center 2014-2015 Application If you are interested in taking courses at Bonds Career Center during the 2014-2015 school year please complete the application. This application is for NEW students who are interested in attending Bonds. Current students who are interested in returning to Bonds will complete an intent form in their class and put the course in the Student Registration System.

SPRING PLANT SALE
The J. Harley Bonds Career Center FFA Spring Plant Sale will be held Friday, April 11th from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for those wanting to plant early and our main sale will be April 21-25 from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Click Plant Sale Flyer for more information and Plant Sale List for prices and products.

Congratulations HOSA Winners!
We are so proud of all of the Bonds health science students who participated at the 2014 SC HOSA Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference in Charleston on March 12-14. The following students were recognized at the conference:

Hannah Stout 1st Place Physical Therapy

TECHNICAL CAREERS IN THE NEWS
At Bonds we offer courses that lead to careers in fields where there are local employment opportunites. It seems that we hear a lot about the unemployment rate. The sad truth is that there are many jobs available, but the people who need the jobs are not skilled in the necessary technical fields. Students can begin the process of obtaining these skills while they are still in high school by attending the career center. Most of our students will continue their education at a 2- or 4- year college, and many will obtain advanced degrees in their field, often paid for by an employer. The students who take the early initiative in high school have a definite advantage over their peers. They have the opportunity to explore a career to see if they really want to invest time and money in a particular field. They also have experience that could set them apart on a college resume or even allow them the opportunity to have an entry level job in their field while continuing their education. From manufacturing to healthcare to culinary/hospitality careers... the opportunities available to high schools students are endless! Below are some recent articles about technical careers in the news.

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