Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks, III met with students and staff members from Rolla Technical Institute (RTI) and Rolla Technical Center (RTC) on Feb. 15 to proclaim the month of February 2012 “Career and Technical Education Month” in Rolla.
Mayor Jenks individually congratulated the students for their efforts, and educational and career pursuits. Pictured with Mayor Jenks (front row, l to r) are: Jennifer Nowack, LPN student; Mayor Jenks; and Amanda Smith, FFA Ag. student; (2nd row, l to r): Justin King, adult Collision Repair; Ricky Weeks, Collision Repair; Logan Pickens, HOSA (Health Occupation Students Association) and Health Services; Ben Maples, Project Lead The Way and Robotics; and Ronda Dobry, Information Technician, RTI; (3rd row, l to r): Lucas Chapman, Assistant Director, RTI; Leslie Smith, adult Collision and Repair; Bradley Cox, adult Collision and Repair; Liz Niemann, Drafting & Design, Salem High School student; and Shelby Foster, DECA.
The proclamation signed by Mayor Jenks at Rolla City Hall states that career and technical education provides Americans with a school-to-careers connection and is the backbone of a strong, well-educated workforce, which fosters productivity in business and industry and contributes to America’s leadership in the international marketplace.