Title: Coordinator, Carl D. Perkins Program
Years at NSU: 7
Job Description: I work in the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education and coordinate the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. Its purpose is to develop the academic, career, and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students enrolled in associate degree programs. Grant funds are used to provide supplementary services to designated associate degree programs. The academic instruction combined with the occupational skills training these students receive, helps prepare them for the transition to higher education and to enter the workforce with job ready skills in a technologically advanced society.
I also coordinate the dual enrollment program. Northwestern in partnership with participating high schools, offers courses for college credit for selected high school students. In an effort to provide a unique opportunity, 11th and 12th grade students may earn college credit while enrolled in courses taught by their high school teacher. Many students earn a full college semester load while still enrolled in the convenient environment of their school. Students may also enroll in online courses directly through NSU or in traditional courses on NSU’s campus. A wide range of courses offered encourages students to explore elective courses as well as take many required entry level courses.
Why I like working at NSU: I like working at NSU because there are always different projects that I’m assigned. Whether the duties pertain to the grant or to dual enrollment, the workload never gets monotonous. Working with high schools and recruiting students to take dual enrollment courses is rewarding. Some students will graduate high school with a year of college behind them. It’s a great program all around. It’s also nice to go to work every day when you have great coworkers that always work as a team.
This Week at Northwestern State
March 22 – Demon Fest, 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Iberville Field
March 23 – Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1 p.m. Brown Stroud Field
March 24 – Opening reception for “Undersea Wonders” by Alicia Anderson, 5-7 p.m., Hanchey Gallery
March 25 – Contemporary New Music Ensemble recital, 7:30 p.m., Magale Recital Hall
March 25 – Spring Football Practice, Turpin Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
March 26 – Recital by Dr. Kristine Coreil, 7:30 p.m., Magale Recital Hall
March 29 – Tennis vs. Stephen F. Austin, 11 a.m.
March 27 – Spring Football Practice, 3:30 p.m., Turpin Stadium
March 28 – Spring Football Practice, 3:30 p.m., Turpin Stadium
March 29 – Softball vs. McNeese, 1 p.m.