Students and faculty at Weyauwega-Fremont schools will join others across the country this month in celebrating national Career and Technical Education Month.
This year’s theme is Recognizing Classroom Innovators.
CTE Month spotlights those classes that educate students to be college and career ready and to prepare them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.
The activities planned during the school year illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer the students.
CTE programs provide the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees, as well as future leaders.
CTE encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 13 million postsecondary students in the United States and includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more.
CTE is a part of the solution to national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and layoffs.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate’s degree or a
postsecondary vocational certificate.
At a time when job opportunity is critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are equipped with skills to enter the workforce.
Students enrolled in Technical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture Sciences are learning not only life skills but employability skills in their field of interest.
Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as Agriculture Sciences, offer transcripted credits through Fox Valley Technical College.
This allows students to get a jump start in their programs by earning college credits while they are in high school.
Ag Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences offer student led organizations, FFA and FCCLA.
This month, these organization will be promoting their programs during their designated week.
There will be dress up days, informational announcements and a variety of activities.
It will be a time for students to find out what these programs offer in leadership and community service opportunities.