Meet Janet Goble
Administration Division Vice President
Institution/Organization Canyons School District
825 East 9085 South
Sandy, UT 84095
Occupation: Director of Career and Technical Education - Canyons School District
Employment History: CTE Director, Canyons School District (2009-present); Business Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education (2006-2009); Teacher, Alpine School District (2003-2006); Teacher, Mesa Public Schools (1998-2002); Teacher, Arizona Institute Business/Technology (1996-1997)
Education: University of Utah (M.Ed., Educational Leadership and Policy); University of Wyoming (B.A., Business Education)
ACTE Division: UACTE Administration Division President-Elect, President, Past-President (2011-2013); UACTE Business Division Lifetime Award Recipient (2006); UACTE Utah Business Education Division Board Member (2006-2009); Arizona Business Education Association, Executive Board Member, Jr. High Representative (2000-2002)
ACTE Region: ACTE Region V conference attendee (2007, 2013)
ACTE National—Other Activities: ACTE National Conference attendee (2006-2013); ACTE National Policy Seminar attendee (2014)
State/Local: UACTE Conference Chair (2013-present); UACTE Executive Board Member (2013-present); Utah State Office of Education representative on UACTE Board (2006-2007); UACTE annual mid-winter conference attendee (2006-present); Member, ACTE AZ (1998-2006); Member, Wasatch Front CTE Consortium (2005-present)
Platform Statement: Career and Technical Education is a vibrant part of career planning for today's students! It is the link between theory and real-world application and sets in motion experiences for students to gain soft skills, technical skills and study skills to succeed in post-secondary education--whether that's a 1-year certificate, 2-year associate's degree, or a 4-year bachelor's degree (or more).
Communication and collaboration between secondary, post-secondary and businesses create partnerships that help students make the best career choice for them. With today's emphasis on STEM, I believe aligning CTE courses with core content (math, science, language arts) will strengthen CTE and make a difference in students' lives.
College and career readiness puts Career and Technical Education in a strong position to be a leader in helping students reach their full potential. However, many students, parents and businesses are not aware how CTE programs have changed over the years and how they may be beneficial to them. Through using many media outlets, including social media, I believe ACTE can and should get the message out to many audiences about how current and responsive CTE programs are today!