January 26, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE Adds Short-term Training Programs for Fall 2023

Beginning in Fall 2023, the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise program will include four short-term training programs at Davidson-Davie Community College.  Previously, IGNITE DAVIE paid for tuition and fees with a stipend for books for graduates to attend DDCC full-time in a certificate, diploma, or associate/transfer program at either campus.  Now IGNITE DAVIE students will have the option to enroll in a 16-week program for Electrical, HVAC, Nursing Assistant 1, or Phlebotomy, which will allow them to quickly start a career in an in-demand field or complete the first step of a certification program.    “This is a new, expanding opportunity that […]
January 10, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE is Helping Davie County Students Achieve Their Dreams

Merritt Killian decided early on that he wanted a career helping people, and IGNITE DAVIE has helped him take the first step toward making that dream a reality.  Growing up, his dad was often on deployment with the Air Force, so he and his siblings sometimes went to work with their mother who was a nursing supervisor at a nursing home. He remembers spending time talking with the residents who became like second grandmas and grandpas. “It was really my first experience being surrounded by people who needed care, and it planted the seed that I wanted to help people […]
November 18, 2022
Davie county students in orange safety vests pose outside the Ashley Furniture building on their visit to the facility on Manufacturing day.

Manufacturing Day Teaches 7th Graders About Career Opportunities in Davie County

Davie County’s 7th-grade students recently got a jump start on career exploration with unique behind-the-scenes tours of several local businesses and manufacturers as part of Manufacturing Day 2022.  Students from Ellis, North Davie, and South Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations, including Dex Heavy Duty Parts, Fuller Welding & Fabricators, Gildan, Pro Refrigeration, Rise Indoor Sports, and a Davie Construction project at the old high school. Other students from all three schools spent their tour time experiencing many different facets of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.  Hosted annually, Manufacturing Day is a national event executed at the local level […]
October 4, 2022
(L to R) - Board of Education Member Dub Potts, Board of Education Chairman Clint Junker, Davie County Schools Superintendent Jeff Wallace, State Superintendent Catherine Truitt, Davie County Manager Brian Barnett, and Special Advisor for Teacher Engagement Julie Pittman tour Davie County High School.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt Visits Davie County High School

Davie County Schools welcomed State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt to Davie County High School last week to talk with students and teachers, observe the exciting Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, and experience firsthand all that the school has to offer. Truitt, who took office in January 2021, has toured dozens of schools across the state as she focuses on improving the state’s public schools, expanding innovation, and creating new opportunities for students to learn, grow, and successfully transition into the post-secondary plans of their choice. When Wallace invited her to visit Davie County, she jumped at the […]
August 20, 2022
Teachers tour Avgol's facilities L to R) Lisa Doss, Melanie White, Amy Hardister, Anthony Davis, Hannah Beck, Joey Anderson, Will Miner, Alyse Wooldridge, Diane Ireland, Chelsea Dvorak

Externships Connecting Teachers with Industry for Workforce Development

The more you know, the more you can teach. Nine Davie County Schools educators recently became students as they toured area companies to gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed by employers that will help their students find meaningful careers and help the local industry to grow. During a three-day externship, the educators toured Ashley Furniture, Avgol, Brakebush, Gildan, Hayward Industries, Pro Refrigeration, Inc., and Sportsfield Specialties to learn about all facets of their business.  The week began with a tour of the soon-to-open Veteran’s View Intake Center where participants discovered the scope of the programs that will be […]
May 19, 2022

Students Learn About Job Opportunities in Davie County During Career Exploration Day

Davie County’s 7th-grade students recently got a jump start on career exploration with unique behind-the-scenes tours of several local businesses and manufacturers. Students from Ellis, North Davie, and South Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including Comfort Bilt/Larson Manufacturing, Fuller Welding & Fabricators, Gildan, Pro Refrigeration, Rise Indoor Sports, and Davidson-Davie Community College – Davie Campus. Other students from all three schools spent their tour time experiencing many different facets of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.  Traditionally held in the fall as part of the annual national Manufacturing Day, the tours were the collaborative efforts of Davie CONNECT, Davie […]
May 9, 2022

Spring Fling Auto Show at the Davie County High School – Postponed to May 28th

!! IMPORTANT UPDATE: DATE CHANGED to MAY 28TH !! Automotive aficionados, mark your calendars! The Inaugural Spring Fling Auto Show will be held Saturday, May 28th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Davie County High School, located at 180 War Eagle Drive in Mocksville. It has been postponed from the original date due to the weather. Please follow up at the Speedology website for additional information or with questions. Enter Your Car, Truck, SUV or Motorcycle to Win Trophies This extraordinary event, featuring race cars, sports cars, classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, Jeeps, and more, is guaranteed to get […]
May 6, 2022

Arts Smart 2022 May 7th at Davie High

Celebrate the Arts – Arts Smart Relocated to Davie High Originally planned for downtown Mocksville, Arts Smart 2022, sponsored by Ashley Furniture, has been relocated to Davie County High School, 180 War Eagle Drive. This event will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will feature student artists and performers from all schools in Davie County, with ages spanning from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Thank You Ashley Furniture Ashley Furniture has a national focus on building communities around arts celebrations and began its partnership with DCS for Arts Smart in 2014. Arts Smart 2022 will include stages […]
April 20, 2022
(L to R) Jonah Longworth, Zachary Blalock, and Seth James show off the trophy, toolbox, and tools won at the Top Tech Challenge at UTI/NASCAR Insitute in Mooresville

Scholarship Winners Exemplify Value of High Schools CTE Program

Congratulations to Davie High seniors Jonah Longworth and Zachary Blalock for winning the Top Tech Challenge at UTI/NASCAR Insitute in Mooresville. They earned $10,000 scholarships, plus a Snap-on toolbox and tools for the automotive program at Davie County High School.  “I am blessed to always have a few very passionate students dedicated to improving their lives by taking CTE (Career and Technical Education) classes,” said Seth James, automotive technical teacher. “These two young men have put forth so much effort and to say I am proud of them is an understatement. Whoever hires them will enjoy them as employees, they […]