Lower Savannah Region Career Specialist

The Regional Career Specialist provides leadership and services to districts and schools by supporting grade-level, standards-based curricula through the integration of academic, career, and technical instruction for students in grades seven through twelve.

Job Shadowing



March Madness is spreading into April Awareness.
Visit our Job Shadowing page and register you students today!



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Lower Savannah Highlights

We will be featuring members of our community in our Lower Savannah Highlights soon. Please complete the following form if you would like to nominate someone to be featured on this page.

Youth Apprentices

Calhoun County Seniors Myron Fields and Konnor Whitfield will graduate this spring with welding certifications and be within a few classes of an associate degree from OCtech. Myron signed a Youth Apprenticeship contract with Husqvarna and Konnor also signed one with Nephron Pharmaceuticals.

Dee Edwards

Dee Edwards is the Lower Savannah Region CTE School Counselor of the Year.

Dee is a counselor at Cope Area Career Center who was instrumental in getting the first CDL Class A truck driving course in a S.C. high school established at CACC.

— Dee Edwards, Counselor, Cope Area Career Center

Cathy Smith

Cathy Smith is the South Carolina and Lower Savannah Region CTE Career Specialist of the Year.

Cathy is a career specialist at Williston-Elko High School who works hard to prepare her students for the future by teaching them life skills and placing them in work-based learning experiences throughout their community.

— Cathy Smith, Career Specialist, Williston-Elko High School

Sanaa Haynes

Sanaa Haynes is the Lower Savannah Region Technology Champion of the Year.

Sanaa, a 2020 graduate of Calhoun County High School, is a Project Lead the Way completer who is actively involved in her community. She plans to become a hospital pharmacist.

— Sanaa Haynes, Calhoun County High School Class of 2020

Quinton Danztler

Quinton Dantzler is the Lower Savannah Region Work-Based Learning Student of the Year.

Quinton, a 2020 graduate of Calhoun County High School, earned his commercial driver's license at OCtech while still attending high school and plans to one day own his own trucking company.

— Quinton Dantzler, Calhoun County High School Class of 2020

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Information for Business and Industry

Business and industry play a vital role in our community. If these individuals were not members of our community, we would not be able to function in our daily lives. It is very important for our local businesses and industries to show case their importance/talents to our area high school students. In an effort to show the appeal of working at their local business and to encourage students to return to this area to work, I am imploring you to participate in at least one of our programs, which are: Career Speaker Series, host a class tour at your facility, or Microcareer Burst Job Shadowing.