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Hands-on training experience exposes girls to the magic of construction

More than 30 girls are participating in MAGIC Camp this week. No, there are no magic hats involved but there are hard hats. MAGIC stands for Mentoring a Girl in Construction.The camp, which began Monday at Architecture Construction & Engineering Charter High School in Camarillo, gives high school girls the chance to learn construction and …

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Pre-Engineering Academy Graduation

Graduation was held on Monday, May 21, 2012, for the 14 OUHSD graduates from the Fall Pre-Engineering Academy. Parents, administrators, counselors, teachers and friends attended the graduation. Phyllis Throckmorton, Director of Career and Technical Education, welcomed everyone. Captain (Sel) Scott Davis Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, and OUHSD Superintendent, Gabe Soumakian, were …

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OUHSD Dedicates CIHS Transportation Technology Center

The Oxnard Union High School District held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Transportation Technology Center at Channel Islands High School on Friday, May 18. Attendees toured the state-of-the-art facility that will house the school’s Transportation Technology Academy opening in the fall. The Transportation Technology Academy is a “school within a school” that …

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Career Fair Offers Close Encounters with College and Career Professionals

Close to 1,000 students from the Oxnard Union High School District’s six comprehensive and two alternative schools learned about colleges and careers OUHSD’s 27th annual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The event continues to be the largest high school career fair in Ventura County, and is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oxnard. …

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Camarillo summer camp teaches construction skills to young women

The tools may be pink, with smaller grips for smaller hands, but the work being done by the young women in the Mentoring a Girl in Construction, or MAGIC, camp in Camarillo is anything but lightweight. Among other things, they are making picnic benches, creating sheet-metal toolboxes, doing plumbing and operating heavy equipment. “There are …

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Career Technical Education

[stream provider=video base=x:/www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ flv=cte.flv img=cte.jpg embed=false share=false width=584 height=354 dock=false controlbar=bottom bandwidth=high autostart=false /] Learn about the Career Technical Education Division from Phyllis Throckmorton, CTE Division Head.