The Art Institutes Participates in National FCCLA Conference
August 22, 2017
Several representatives from The Art Institutes system of schools recently participated in the National FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) conference held in Tennessee. The conference drew over 8,000 students, educators, and families from as far away as Japan.
Brian Stanley, Regional Admissions Specialist, spoke to over 200 new FCCLA teachers during the event, letting them know that The Art Institutes high school representative team visits high schools to talk with students about creative careers.
Karron English, fashion instructor, The Art Institute of Atlanta, conducted a presentation on “Becoming a Fashion Designer” and followed it up with a Q&A from interested participants.
A culinary competition event took place inside of the professional kitchens at The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, where over 100 competitors prepared recipes by instructor Chef Mandriota—who worked with the Tennessee Beef Counsel to have the entrée meat donated for the event. Chef Hendricksen, National Culinary Director for The Art Institutes, and Chef Paul from The Art Institute of Atlanta also participated.
The event also featured fashion and photography work from students at The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta.
At the FCCLA event, scholarships were awarded to students who are preparing to study culinary arts, fashion construction, fashion design, hospitality, tourism and recreation, and interior design.
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