The National Career Development Association and Governor Pat McCrory have declared November as Career Development Month as 2016 marks the historic 100th Anniversary of Career and Technical Education. Career Development education enables career and technical education students to develop and apply critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, leadership, and problem solving skills, with business, global competition, information management, operations, supply and demand. Career Development education is embedded in Career and Technical Education and integrated in all parts of the economy, contributing to the vibrancy and vitality of communities across North Carolina and our nation. In addition, November 16, 2016 has been proclaimed as Career Development Coordinator Day. Matt Wilkinson serves Newton-Conover Schools as the Career Development Coordinator. Thank you Mr. Wilkinson for what you do to ensure our students have work based learning opportunities in our community. Thank you CTE teachers for providing career development education to our students. Happy Birthday CTE!
About Julia Styers
Julia Styers is the Director of Secondary Education, Career and Technical Education, and Student Services for Newton-Conover City Schools. Julia began teaching math at Newton-Conover High School in 1983. She became Assistant Principal at N-CHS in 2004 and served as Principal of South Newton Elementary School from 2010 - 2015. She was N-CHS Teacher of the Year and the recipient of the Ben Craig Educator of the Year for Catawba County in 2003. She was the NCCS Principal of the Year in 2011 and 2014. Julia received her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Mathematics from Lenoir Rhyne College and her Masters of School Administration from Appalachian State University. She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of Brandon, Ashley, Julianne, Jason, and Jonathan and grandparents of Rylee, Nicholas, Wesson, and Beau.