Header Logo

ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

STEM Program Moving Full Speed Ahead

A A A

December 16, 2013

FeaturedImage

I had the opportunity to serve in an external capacity as a part of the Teacher Enrichment Workshop in conjunction with the MAGEC-STEM PLUS (Minority Access to Graduate Education and Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Plus). The workshop was provided, along with a multitude of other programs, through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The purpose of the workshop was to provide the school district's local high school teachers and school guidance counselors with the tools needed to mentor minority students in preparation for a career in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. My role was to provide the high school teachers on how guidance helps counsel students regarding career choices.

Additionally, there was an opportunity for me to talk with the workshop participants regarding careers in this area including the occupational outlook and growth for careers in these fields. This workshop closely correlated to the objectives that our state has currently implemented for first-time ninth-graders.

The state now requires each of these students to have at least one career pathway from a group of 17 selected career clusters. Many of those career clusters, such as information technology and architecture, are under the direct auspices of the career technical and agricultural education program, thus allowing students to be further exposed to STEM fields.

With this in mind, this is an excellent way to promote proficiency, career awareness, and national and international competition within these fields.

My ACTE Login Image

myACTE

JOIN US

Renew · Learn About Membership

YOUR ASSOCIATION

Divisions · Regions · State Associations

Educators in Action

Things Go Better With Snow, Even NPS 2014!

ACTE Fellow Michel Culwell discusses attending NPS2014.

Briana Morton on the 21st Century CTE Classroom

Briana Lynn Morton is the 2014 ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher. Find out her favorite ways to combine CTE and today’s technology, and why it’s important!

Image

ACTE Calendar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Natural Gas Technology Online Seminar

Thursday, November 06, 2014

NJEA Convention

View All Events

Introducing the new
ACTE
Visa® Platinum Rewards card.