Computer Business Consultants, Inc. President Recognized at Lake County School Board Meeting

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Clinton Pownall, Owner and President of Computer Business Consultants, Inc., was recognized at a Lake County School Board meeting on March 26, 2012.

Clinton Pownall, Owner and President of Computer Business Consultants, Inc., was recognized at a Lake County School Board meeting on March 26, 2012, for his outstanding work and efforts as part of the Lake County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Business and Marketing Programs Review Committee.

The purpose of the review was to determine whether or not the Career and Technical Education programs and skills taught in Lake County public schools reflect current and projected workplace needs. Representatives of business and industry volunteered their time and expertise to do an in-depth examination of current and potential high school program curricula to ensure that students learn the skills they need to prepare for both higher education and an entry-level career. Other committee members included Wendy Terry, CPA, Partner with Withum, Smith & Brown (Chair); Dr. Robin Revis-Pyke, Dean of Admission, Financial Aid and Marketing, Montverde Academy; Justin Infurna, Esq. Boyette, Cummins; and Pat Meeker, Education Director of South Lake Hospital; Stacey Sewall, Membership & Marketing Director of the Bella Collina Club and Shani Hanberry, Withum, Smith & Brown.

Mr. Pownall also served on the Career and Technical Education Information Technology Programs Review Committee and is an active member of the district Technology Advisory Committee (TAC).

Lake County Schools features robust CTE programs at all of its high and middle schools. The curriculum consists of 29 career preparatory high school programs and five middle school programs. Lake County’s 10 middle schools and eight high schools house 100 state-of-the-art CTE laboratories. Programs of study are varied and technically challenging, and include Plant Biotechnology, Engineering, Gaming and Simulation, Automation and Production (Robotics), Culinary Arts, Allied Health, Television Production and Architectural Drafting (these are only eight of the 29 high school programs offered). Thirty-eight CTE Career and Professional (CAP) Academies provide students the opportunity to earn industry certifications, including Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Adobe Dreamweaver. In 2009-2010, 78 students earned industry certifications in CAP Academies. The next year the number skyrocketed to 413.

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