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CTE Superheroes Continue to Lead Nationwide

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February 19, 2014

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CTE Superheroes Continue to Lead Nationwide

More good news from the field on CTE Month! Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson and President of the Wisconsin Technical College System Morna Foy recently traveled to Kaukauna High School in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to see an example of career and technical education (CTE) in action.

"CTE programs open the door for great opportunity, allowing students to get ahead and graduate with real-world experience. When programs, like the this one in Kaukauna, focus on the skills needed to secure the high-demand jobs available today, it offers a great benefit to both the future employee and employers looking to grow their business," said Governor Walker.

The tour included visits to the school's business and marketing, technology and engineering, and family and consumer sciences classrooms. ACTE is encouraged by Governor Walker's interest in learning more about CTE, as well as his commitment to CTE Month overall - he also issued an official proclamation recognizing February as CTE Month.

Special thanks to the CTE Superheroes at Kaukauna High School for organizing this event and making it such a great success. Interested in reaching out to the policymakers in your communities this CTE Month? There's still time! Check out the resources available on the ACTE website, including the Advocacy Toolkitfact sheets and a sample proclamation similar to that issued by Governor Walker. Finally, remember to keep sending us pictures, videos and news clippings from the CTE Month events you're organizing in your own communities!

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