AoE Media Archive
PBS' film about reinventing the Talent Pipeline (All students/apprentices seen are from Olympic) --
NC Institute for Emerging Issues
Here is a recent film feature created by the NC Institute for Emerging Issues which was shown to 1,200 NC leaders a few weeks ago (including politicos like Governors McCrory and Hunt, U.S. Senators Burr and Hagan, and business leaders throughout NC) stressing the importance of creating a state environment where advanced manufacturing can flourish and challenging businesses to provide work-based learning so that can occur (internships & apprenticeships) -- All the students/apprentices you see in the film linked above are from Olympic.
Here is a CNN TV Special report that ran about "Putting America Back to Work" which features Olympic, CPCC, and Siemens Energy. All the American students featured and shown are from Olympic --
Another CNN story about another Olympic Apprentice --
Extensive interview of Olympic student Rebeca Espinal conducting an apprenticeship at Siemens Energy ...
Democratic National Committee
During the Charlotte Convention, the DNC showed its attendees a film highlighting CPCC and the Siemens Apprenticeship program. All the students/apprentices you see are from Olympic.
Wall Street Journal – German’s New Export Job Training
Olympic Apprentice Richard Cedeno is pictured in the article featuring the Olympic Apprenticeship 2000 program.
U.S. News and World Report
Article featuring two of our apprentices --
Here is a short film about STEMersion. Note how a teacher begins to cry after being asked to reflect about what she learned during the 2 week STEM Summer Camp and considers how many children have been misadvised about their career and educational pathways to success due to an outdated paradigm -- (Olympic and its business partners created STEMersion which recently won the "Best Collaboration Award" from the Charlotte Business Journal.)
Pathways to Prosperity: “Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century" -
This report validates Olympic’s work through the years with the business community.
CEDC Strategic Plan for Economic Development in the Charlotte Region
Here is a link to the economic strategic plan for the 14 county Charlotte region. See page 30 which lists the key Target Industries and Competencies which are vital to advancing the future economic prosperity of our region – Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, Energy, Financial Services, Biomedical and Health Care, Tourism, and IT – all major themes at the Olympic small schools and their career academies. Upon review you will note that Olympic has intentionally established five career academies which vertically align with Charlotte's key industry sectors so its student can begin developing the target core competencies needed for those workplaces.
India Gregory TEDx (Best Video to Understand Olympic and its Accomplishments)
Use the link below to watch a 10 minute presentation delivered by an Olympic student, India Gregory, at TEDxCharlotte Education. By describing how high school heightened her educational trajectory, India captures the essence of how the educational experience at Olympic can be transformative because of its emphasis on project-based and experiential learning --
Charlotte Observer – Student Apprentices May Be the Future of Education