Celebrating CTE Month - FFA

February 25, 2016

February is Career and Technical Education Month. With the theme of Opportunities for Career Success, we want to highlight our Career and Technical Student Organizations. These organizations give our students leadership experience and the opportunity to apply their skills to real-world projects. Students compete against the best of the best at the local, regional, state, and national level.

FFA provides students the chance to participate in a wide range of curriculum, community service, and environmental awareness activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in agriculture. With a focus on the science, business and technology of agriculture, students develop essential leadership and teamwork skills. Student officers run their local chapter with instructors standing by to offer guidance when necessary.

Meet BrookeBrooke Mack

Career Technical Student Organization:
National FFA Organization

DACC Program:
Power Sports & Diesel Technology

Home School:
Buckeye Valley

How did you get involved in FFA?
I grew up on a farm and FFA was a part of our lives. My dad and uncle had both been involved when they were younger, so I heard a lot about it from them. 

How important do you think it is for others to know about FFA?
Very important! This is an organization that teaches young adults and kids about why agriculture is important to our daily lives. I want people to know where their milk comes from – not just that they can buy it at the store. I want people to be able to make informed decisions about what they eat. And I want people to know that agriculture and learning about agriculture can be fun.

What have you learned from being in FFA?
I’m the president of our FFA chapter this year, so I’ve gotten a lot of leadership experience. I’ve had to learn how to set a good example and say ‘no’ to my peers. There’s a lot of management that goes along with being president and I’m learning a lot about myself – what I’m good and what I need to work on.

What do you want to do when you graduate?
I’m still trying to figure that out. I know I want to go to college. Being at DACC has given me a good life experience and I’ll be able to take that with me for the rest of my life.

 

Related Links:
Learn more about FFA
Learn more about DACC's Power Sports & Diesel Technology program
Learn more about DACC's Columbus Zoo & Aquarium School program
Learn more about DACC's Wildlife & Resource Management program
Learn more about DACC's Equine Science program
Learn more about DACC's Landscape & Turfgrass Management program