Bonds students honored by City Council
Mr. Thompson and Mr. Baer's Building Construction students, along with some assistance from Mr. Morris' Machine Tool students, designed, built, and installed 5 new bridges for the City of Greer at the Century Park Disc Golf Course. This was a great opportunity for our students to learn technical skills while giving back to the community. The teachers and students were honored by the City Council on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Click HERE to see pictures of the project and to read the article on the GREER TODAY website. We are very proud of the hard work that was put into this endeavor to better our community for years to come!
Greenville Tech High School Art Exhibit
Congratulations to the students in Mrs. Holcomb's Web Design/Animation class who competed in Greenville Tech's 23rd Annual Upstate High School Art Exhibit. These students were honored for their entries at a reception and awards ceremony on April 19. We are proud of you all!!
CONGRATULATIONS SKILLSUSA WINNERS
We are so proud of all of the Bonds students who participated in the 2012 SC SkillsUSA Conference. The following students placed in the top 3 of their competitive area.
APPLICATION TO ATTEND BONDS
Bonds Career Center 2013-2014 Application If you are interested in taking courses at Bonds Career Center during the 2013-2014 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.
BONDS AWARDED $4700 LOWE'S GRANT
J Harley Bonds Career Center has been selected to receive the 2012 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant in the amount of $4,700 for the Reflective Garden and Outdoor Classroom project from The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF). We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to Mr. Thompson and Mrs. Crace who wrote this grant for Bonds. We look forward to seeing the Outdoor project come to life.
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.
AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION CERTIFICATION
Congratulations to the Culinary program at Bonds, Chef Eaton, and Chef Musco for their great evaluation that led to the program's continued certification through the American Culinary Federation. The Bonds culinary program is the only ACF certified program in our state. Click HERE to read more information about the ACF.