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WOCCISD Offers Summer Camp

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WOCCISD Offers Summer Camp

West Orange-Cove CISD is excited to announce its first annual Summer Stampede Kids Camp for all students entering grades 1-6. Summer Stampede provides a fun learning atmosphere where students enjoy activities that minimize the learning gap created during the COVID-19 school closures.

The Summer Stampede will be four weeks of fun-filled educational experiences for mustangs entering grades 1-6. The 2021 Summer Stampede is comprised of two camps, each lasting two instructional weeks. The first camp focuses on Math and Science, while the second camp focuses on Reading and Language Arts. Each camp is designed to allow students to explore their learning style through hands-on activities and field trips.

The dates and times of each camp are noted in the flyer below.

The registration fee is $10 per camp. They will provide breakfast and lunch, transportation, field trips, and a camp t-shirt.

Register here or contact the school district at (409) 882-5500 for more information.

LSCO Offering Buy One, Get One Free Classes For Summer

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LSCO Offering Buy One, Get One Free Classes For Summer

Lamar State College Orange cares for its students and wants to assist every student during this time of continued uncertainty and economic unrest. For students enrolling in courses during the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters, they want to continue providing LSCO students with the hope of a productive and secure future.

As such, they are offering students the opportunity to receive one free course this summer and up to two free courses this fall for all students.

“Through this offer, more students will be able to access higher education in our region. This is in keeping with our mission of Transforming Lives and creating a Bright, Orange Future,” said LSCO President Dr. Thomas Johnson.

This offer will be extended until all allotted funds for scholarships have been disbursed, so register for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters early.

Registration begins April 5, 2021. For more info and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the LSCO website.

North Early Learning Center Accepting Head Start Applications

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WOCCISD Provides Meals for Virtual Learners

North Early Learning Center is open to eligible Head Start students in all of Orange County who turn 3 or 4 on or before September 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted beginning March 22, 2021.

They also offer state Pre-Kindergarten for in-district students turning 4 on or before September 1, 2021.

Please see their website for a list of all eligibility requirements for Head Start and state Pre-K to apply.

A Family Service Advocate from North Early Learning Center will contact you within 3 business days to review the application and collect qualifying documents.

To apply, visit their website or call 409-882-5434.

LSCO to Offer New Court Reporting Training Program

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Lamar State College Orange Tuition Capped by TSUS Board of Regents

Lamar State College Orange has partnered with Mark Kislingbury, a world-renowned professional court reporter and captioner to offer an 18-month court reporting program. The Mark Kislingbury Academy was developed to, unlike most court reporting schools, teach writing that uses as few strokes as possible versus writing out every word phonetically. This program will fully prepare students to pass the state and national tests that may be required in certain venues, such as Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) and Registered Professional Reporter (RPR).

This program will teach students how to become a professional court reporter. The principal occupational skills will be taught using machine shorthand to write literary dictation at speeds up to 180 words per minute, jury charge dictation at speeds up to 200 words per minute, and question-and-answer testimony in legal settings at speeds up to 225 words per minute, all at a minimum of 95% accuracy.

Students will learn how to transcribe dictation using CAT software (computer-assisted translation), create and format official court transcripts, mark, and index exhibits, create mini-transcripts and ASCII disks, connect to other computers for providing real-time and other technologies related to court reporting. They will receive advanced schooling in English vocabulary and usage, punctuation, proofreading and editing skills, current events, as well as law, legal and medical terminology. Students will receive instruction on court reporting procedures and will complete a practical internship. Graduates of the program will be thoroughly prepared to immediately obtain employment in both official and freelance court reporting positions.

For more information, visit the LSCO website.


DOW Offers Paid Apprenticeship Program for Those 18 and Older

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DOW Offers Paid Apprenticeship Program for Those 18 and Older

DOW is offering an apprenticeship program for those 18 and older for Summer 2021. The minimum wage is $15/hour and the job location is in Orange.

High School diploma required or currently enrolled in a high school program with West Orange-Stark High School. Must be 18 years and up at the time of program start date in June.

As part of the U.S. Apprentice Program, Apprentices participate in a 3-4 year program offering hands-on work experience in our chemical plants while attending community college to earn a company-paid Associate’s degree. During the program, Apprentices will be offered paid tuition, wages, and some benefits.

Upon successful completion of the program, Apprentices will have earned an Associate’s Degree in one of several technical disciplines. Apprentices will report to an Apprenticeship Program Leader who will support the Apprentice throughout the apprenticeship program. Apprentices who successfully complete the program will also be highly considered for a job within the company.

We are seeking Apprentices for the following roles: Process Technician, Instrumentation Technician, and Millwright/Mechanical Technician. Please read on for more information about each role.

Individuals selected to fill an available Apprentice opening will be required to sign an offer letter that will commit them to work for Dow for 2 years upon being offered a full-time position.

To apply, visit visit this page.

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