Improving Student Achievement Equitable Education Council to Improve Classroom Conditions Instruction and Leadership Regional Skills NS Carpentry Competition 7 How do you spark student interest in programs and courses including Options and Opportunities, Co-Op and Skilled Trades? You bring them to the Carpenter Millwright College (CMC) to see students using their newfound carpentry skills to build something real: a dog house! On December 4, CMC hosted the Fifth Annual High School Regional Skills Competition for Carpentry for high school students in the region. Not only did the competition provide students the opportunity to apply math, literacy and problem-solving skills through experiential learning, it also offered the first-place winner, Cole Harbour High’s Braden Colman-Sadd a spot in the Skills NS competition this spring (below). Some Grade 8 students from Sackville Heights Junior High took the opportunity to check out the competition and learn about the possibilities for their own career pathway. Find out what they had to say in this video. Thanks to our community partners, teachers and CMC staff for providing exceptional mentorship for our students and for making this event possible. CTICC: Expression of Interest The Council to Improve Classroom Conditions (CTICC) will be replacing two members in February 2019. The Council is seeking replacements for the Guidance Counsellor and Parent/Guardian representatives. The Guidance Counsellor Expression of Interest can be found here. More information about the Parent/Guardian representative to come. The timeline for the Guidance Counsellor nomination deadline is January 11, 2019. First-place winner Braden Colman-Sadd. Well done, Braden!