White on board for CTE programs

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Kevin White of Mineola has been named community liaison for the Career and Technical Education Consortium for Mineola and five surrounding school districts.

White, the mayor of Mineola and a former educator, gave his first report to the Mineola School Board last week.

He said he has been visiting with the participating school districts and recruiting businesses to offer internships to students in the CTE programs.

The first internships would become available in the spring 2021 semester.

Among the considerations for the businesses are making sure the students are prepared to enter the work place and having adequate insurance in place.

White said he has received a good response from the businesses and already has 12 internships lined up.

He said the students need to be prepared academically to enter the internships and also receive certification through OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

He said the same student insurance that covers students involved in other school activities would also cover the internships.

White said he is seeking internships for students in nine training areas.