By: Kelley King
February is CTE month; CTE stands for Career and Technical Education. CTE is a group of classes provided at Heritage High School that help provide skills for future careers and can also provide college credits. There many CTE classes under a few different themes. A few of these themes are:
Family & Consumer Science (Child Development)
Family & Consumer Science (Nutrition, Science & Fitness)
Foods & Nutrition
AP Studio Art 2D & 3D
This was pulled from an article written by Rick Brewer regarding the CTE program. “Career and technical education also has a profound impact in saving the youth that even No Child Left Behind (NCLB) leaves behind.
Each year, tens of thousands of our kids, feeling disconnected and disenfranchised, drop out of school. Politicians and legislators seldom mention these endangered students in their rhetoric. They disappear from the political radar as if they constitute the “dark side” of education. Increased standardized testing and mandates will not likely bring them back. And, if they do not come to school, you cannot teach them.”
“Career and technical education (CTE) offers a major solution for many problems in the US education system. Modern CTE programs not only support and integrate a full range of academics, but they have qualities that give much more meaning and purpose to the education process. Challenging even the most gifted students, CTE gives all students rich educational opportunities, equipping them for the dramatic transition from high school to postsecondary education and career options,” In plain English it is explaining that the CTE program is a good tool that helps students develop skills that will help them in the future. For more information visit the career center, which is a CTE hub.