On Feb. 14, students from Joliet Central High School attended the 37th Annual United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference.
The event took place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago with the theme, "Defend Democracy: Aquí y Ahora."
The conference’s featured speaker was Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch, a United States Army veteran, author, and motivational speaker.
She shared her empowering life story about overcoming poverty, discrimination and illiteracy. Students also participated in a session on life and leadership development hosted by USHLI staff.
Students then participated in the National Career and College Recruitment Fair, featuring recruiters from more than 80 colleges and universities nationwide, which provided students information on opportunities for youth in their organizations and information regarding internships, scholarships and employment.
JTHS Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses represented Joliet Township High School at the Capital in Springfield
On March 12, 2019 five students and two teachers from varying JTHS Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses represented Joliet Township High School at the Capital in Springfield to showcase the outcomes and positive impacts for CTE programs throughout the state of Illinois.
John Barber, Joliet West CTE Teacher and Holly Camerano, Joliet Central family and consumer science teacher participated with students Hunter Brooks, Monica Cherington, Jalen Gray, Harasnsa Hernandez and Jenna Turner.
Each of these exemplary students volunteered to showcase multiple course in the areas of business education, family and consumer science, health occupations and technology education.
To showcase CTE programs, students shared with different representatives the skills they learned, what they are able to do with them, and potential careers they are connected to.
At the table, representatives were able to view artifacts from the courses as the students discussed them and how they demonstrate the skills in that course.