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MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Career Center of Southern Illinois is to provide integrated and relevant career and technical education, as well as employability and academic skills for junior and senior students from area high schools, for adults from surrounding communities, and for “at risk” students.  We believe that learning must take place in a nurturing, safe environment that recognizes the diversity of individuals while promoting equity for all.





HOSA COMPETITION
March 9-11, 2016
Our high school CNA instructors, Cara Dayhoff and Kelly Jany (a State HOSA Board Member) took a group of CCSI Health Occupations students to the annual State Convention in Decatur, March 9-11, 2016.  Our students were among 1050 students from 35 high schools across the state. Emily Ford represented CCSI as the Parliamentarian of the HOSA State Board. While at the HOSA Conference students competed in a variety of competitions. CCSI students represented us very well earning the following awards:      
Paige Valleroy- 6th place, Nurse Assisting   
Kandice Williams- 7th place, Medical Photography
Bailey McMurty- 3rd place, Medical Photography
Ally Walter- 5th place, Safety                    
Grace Banda- 4th place, Healthy Lifestyles           Mackenzie Smith- 3rd place, Job Seeking Skills        CCSI is very proud of our students and instructors and their accomplishments. Some of the HOSA students have qualified for and will be traveling to HOSA Nationals in Nasvhille, TN, in June.






AWS MIDWEST WELDING TEAM COMPETITION

March 19, 2015


Pictured here is our 2015 AWS Midwest Welding Team.  From the left is Ryan Nabors, from Valmeyer, Dallas Renth from New Athens, Conner LaPoint from New Athens, Wyatt Morrison, from Sparta, Adam Woolford from Red Bud, and Mr. Gary Miller, Instructor.



Dallas Renth, Senior from New Athens took home the First Place Trophy in Welding Theory.



Ryan Nabors took home a 4th place in Flux Core Arc Welding.


AWS MIDWEST WELDING TEAM COMPETITION

March 13, 2014


CCSI wins team trophy at the AWS Midwest Welding Team Competition. On March 12&13th 5 CCSI welding students competed at the J. Everett Light Career Center in Indianapolis, Indiana at the 36th annual Midwest Welding Team Tournament. 21 teams from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky brought teams consisting of 5 students to compete in either, Theory, GTAW, GMAW, SMAW, and FCAW. The CCSI team consisted of Seniors Steve Harris,and Jeff Wingerter from Chester, Tom Mehring from Red Bud,Elliot Newcom from Waterloo, and Junior Dallas Renth from New Athens.The theory test consisted of 250 questions covering all aspects of welding, blueprint reading, and metalurgy. The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding project consisted of an aluminum project and a vertical aluminum bend test. The Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Flux Core Arc Welding project consisted of a mild steel project and a vertical bend test. Team trophy's, and individual trophy's are awarded in each of the 5 areas. Jeff Wingerter placed 4th in SMAW, Tom Mehring placed 4th in FCAW, Dallas Renth placed 4th in theory, and the 5 member team earned the 5th place team trophy. Gary Miller is the welding Instructor at CCSI.



 
  
 






High School CNA students sporting their new CCSI t-shirts




Skills USA

Eight students from CCSI will be traveling to Springfield, Illinois, April 21-23rd for the State Skills Conference. Students will be competing in Automotive Technology and Welding. 


Midwest Welding Team Tournament

CCSI' s Welding Program will have five students competing in the Midwest Welding Tournament, April 27th and 28th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students will be competing in a variety of different events while at the tournament.