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FCC Wins State Awards for Building Trades Program and Partnership with City of Frederick

04/23/2018

Frederick Community College (FCC) will be honored with two awards during the Maryland State Department of Education 2018 Career and Technology Education (CTE) Awards of Excellence ceremony on April 24 in Baltimore.

The FCC Building Trades Program will receive the 2018 Outstanding CTE Program (Postsecondary) award. The FCC Film and Video Production and Internship Program will receive the Outstanding Business Partnerships (Postsecondary) award for its partnership with the City of Frederick Audio Visual Department.

The awards are two of only 12 given this year at the state award ceremony.

“We are honored that the Maryland State Department of Education is recognizing two of our programs with these prestigious awards,” said FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster. “Both our Building Trades and Film and Video Production and Internship programs offer unique and meaningful hands-on experiences that prepare our students to succeed immediately upon entry into our local workforce.”

The FCC Building Trades Program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the building trades industry, focusing on electrical, HVAC, and welding. The program teaches students hands-on skills and technical concepts to prepare for entry-level employment. It also introduces advance topics to assist students in career progression. Industry certifications are included the HVAC and Welding tracks to increase employability and program value.

To ensure that students who complete the program are employment ready, the FCC Building Trades Program works closely with local industry leaders when developing curriculum, learning outcomes, and new initiatives. Students also benefit from the real-world experience of their instructors, who are all industry professionals still employed in their fields.

The long-standing partnership between the FCC Film and Video Production and Internship Program and the City of Frederick Audio Visual Department has provided unique internship opportunities for FCC students. Each semester, up to three students in the film and video production program intern for the City and assist in content production for Channel 99 and its website. The internship provides them with a broad range of TV and digital experience including work in editing, motion graphics, studio camera operation, and more. 

For more information about the FCC Building Trades Program, visit www.frederick.edu/buildingtrades.

For more information about the FCC Film and Video Production and Internship Program, visit www.frederick.edu/filmvideoproduction.