CTE Shark Tank

Carson High School CTE presents annual Shark Tank
Posted on 03/07/2018
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Carson High School Career and Technical Education business and marketing students will compete in their version of the hit television show “Shark Tank” Mar. 8-9 at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road.

Forty-five students from William McHenry’s business and marketing classes will present their business plans to 30 judges made up of local community partners including Adam’s Hub, Greater Nevada Credit Union, In Plain Sight Marketing, Mutual of Omaha Bank and Youth Positive. At stake is $1,500 which will be divided up among six winners, one from each class period.

“This is a fun and challenging experience for my students,” McHenry said. “The opportunity to put together a real business plan and receive feedback from actual businesses in our community is invaluable. I can’t wait to see what they present this year.”

Previous business plans have included everything from restaurants to coffee shops and basketball leagues to non-profits for the homeless.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 8, 7:40 a.m. – 2:05 p.m. and Friday, March 9, 9:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Room 163 at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, Carson City, NV

WHO: CTE students, staff and parents and local community partners

MEDIA PARKING: Parking will be available for clearly marked news vehicles at the entrance to the high school off Saliman Road.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Carson High School Career & Technical Education is part of Gov. Sandoval’s CTE initiative, providing instruction at industry levels in six career cluster areas, including professions in agriculture and natural resources management, business and marketing, hospitality and tourism, health science and public safety, information and media technologies, and skilled and technical sciences. Many students will test for and hold national certifications in their chosen fields upon graduating from high school, and some will graduate with college credits or even an associate’s degree.

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Photo Cutline: Career & Technical Education Shark Tank 2017 participants. The 2018 Shark Tank is Mar. 8-9 at Carson High School.

About Career & Technical Education: Carson High School Career and Technical Education encompasses a vast number of classes and programs that teach today's students the high demand skills needed to get a job. CTE better prepares students for post-secondary education and/or the world of work, whether they choose to enter the work place directly from high school, or select to pursue post-secondary education in a technical training program, apprenticeship, or a two, or four-year college. CTE prepares students for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.