Business Leadership

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In the Business Leadership Program here at CTEC, students are assigned to interview a successful CEO who is at the top of the profession that they want to pursue.  They interviewed their CEO and then prepared a professional speech with an advanced PowerPoint slide show that included pictures and audio clips of that CEO giving advice to students just starting their careers.  After the interview the CEO was invited to attend the presentation here at CTEC.

Today, Dan Debenham, President and CEO of LENZ Works, took time out of his very busy day to come to CTEC and watch the presentation of his success story given by Jacob Farnsworth and Trevor Truscott.  It was an amazing presentation and great advice was given.  Mr. Debenham gave a great quote for our entrepreneurs to remember:

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true!”  In order to be successful in life you must have a PASSION for what you are doing and you must learn to be HAPPY and ENJOY life!  Mr. Debenham spoke to the students after the presentation and motivated them to find their PASSION in life and to be willing to pay the price to reach their dreams.

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Grand Job Done By Students At IBM Main Frame Contest !

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CTEC Students Recognized For Main Frame Skills in the Nation by IBM

By Leslie McCourt Nussman CTE specialist, CTEC 

In the fall semester of 2012, IBM hosted its eighth annual Master the Mainframe Contest for college and university students across the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec). High school students were also encouraged to compete!

Today's mainframes are growing in popularity and require a new generation of mainframe experts. This contest is designed to equip students with basic skills to make them more competitive for jobs in the enterprise computing industry. Canyons Technical Education Center students from Cody Henrichsen’s IT Programming class –participated in the Master the Mainframe Contest.  Not only did the students gain an edge in this advancing market, but they placed in the contest! 

Details about the competition are as follows


Part I : Breaking the Ice 

IBM provided extensive screen shots and direction, guiding students along and telling them exactly what they need to do. This part of the contest gets students comfortable with navigating the mainframe user interface, as well as introducing them to some basic mainframe concepts.

The first 2,500 students to complete this section 100% correctly received custom Master the Mainframe T-shirts. The hometowns of the 50 schools with the most eligible registrants as of 01 Oct were listed as "tour dates" on the back of the shirt. 

 

Part II: Practical Experience 

 

This section required considerably more work from contestants. Using the skills they learned in Part 1, contestants performed more extensive systems programming (advanced commands, system setup and advanced system navigation) and application developing (C, JAVA, COBOL, assembler and REXX) tasks. 

 

The first 60 students to successfully complete this section 100% correctly received a Part 2 Prize Pack from IBM, which included the following custom gear:

•A hoodie sweatshirt that serves as a wearable trophy

•An 8GB USB memory stick to carry around all the data sets you FTPd off the mainframe

•An aluminum sports bottle to keep you hydrated while you mainframe

•A messenger bag to hold all your devices that connect to the mainframe

•A stress-relief ball to help you through those hard times when you don't have mainframe access

•An IBM hardbound notebook and pen, to jot down your mainframe-related musings

•A static-cling decal to show the driver behind you how hard you mainframe

CTEC’s class placed fourteenth which means our city, Sandy, and CTEC’s name were recognized on the t-shirt.

Two students from the class completed part II, and Sam Fuller received the Part II prize pack from IBM.

 

It's Time to Enroll for Next Year

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Interested in being a student at CTEC, well it is time to enroll. Students from Canyons School District and Jordan School District are encouraged to apply to CTEC as soon as possible. Transportation from all schools to CTEC is provided or many students car pool. Please give us a call if you have any questions at 801-826-6610. To enroll, go to the online application on this website (www.canyonstech.org) to apply. Don't forget to visit CTEC during our open house on Feb. 20, 2013 from 4-8:00 PM. Any questions, talk with us at CTEC or see your CTE coordinator in your high school.