• Mr. Terry B. Gainer, Ed.S

    Name: Terry B. Gainer
    Grade: 6 - 8
    Subject: Computer Essentials
    Classroom:Computer Lab C-184
    Phone Ext: 205-231-9443205-231-9443
     Career Technical Education

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives school students, the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. In CTE programs you will learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life. As a CTE student you have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen program and gain real world experience through job shadows and internships. Many programs offer student the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications which you can use to get a job that will help you pay for college or start of your career straight out of high school!
    Ossie Ware Mitchell Launches Microsoft IT Academy Program
    Helping students achieve industry recognized skills and certification on the latest technology. 
    Microsoft IT Academy provides resources  that benefit all students. Acquiring skills on the latest technologies helps students to become collaborators, communications, critical thinkers, innovators, problems solvers and citizens of our global economy. More than 50% of today's jobs require some degree of technology skills, and experts say that percentage will increase to 77% in the next decade.
    Microsoft IT Academy connects students, teachers, employers and local communities through leading-edge technology skills development. The program was developed to bridge the gap between education and the real-world by empowering students with the IT skills they will need for college and for a career in today's technology-centered job market. The program also enables educators by providing the professional development resources they need to be successful in the classroom.

    The   Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership Conference, Career Expo and State Championships Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership Conference, Career Expo and State Championships were held at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama April 22-23, 2015.


    The SkillsUSA Championships is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

    A delegation on students from Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School attending this event as observers and future contestants for Skills Alabama showcase as they marveled at the details it takes to be young and successful citizen. We would like to thank the Birmingham City School District as one of the co-sponsors of this event. A special shout out to Mr. Anthony Gardner who visited with us at the state championships and to Ms. Rameka Davis, Principal who constantly inspire greatness in our students.