#DECAATTProject Helps Turn Despair Into Advantage

It’s not every day you meet a student who has everything going for them - intelligence, good health and home life, no financial challenges and excellent school environment.  In fact, today, the exact opposite is more common. That is why the partnership between Akron Public Schools’ North High C...

Great Oaks Signing Days honor nearly 300 students

Every year, in high schools across the country, student athletes participate in Signing Days to commit to sports at colleges and universities. For many students, though, the next step beyond high school is a career.  Until now, that step hasn’t always received the attention it deserves.  This...

The Future of Career Development What do you think will be a big part of career development in the future?

Career Development is uniquely positioned to become the greatest resource for career and technical education (CTE) programming. When we think of the opportunities and resources available to career development teachers, facilitators, and coaches, we have to think strategically about what opportunitie...

What do you think will be a big part of Career Development in the future?

Career Development in the future is going to be centered around technology and the different uses of technology. CTE courses need to stay current with the technologies developed for a variety of careers. In the culinary industry there is equipment you can program to cook dishes perfectly for 100...

FACS career paths for students

In contemplating what it was I wanted to write about when It came to career paths for FACS students I began with the obvious ones. The students from our culinary programs go on to fields in the culinary and hospitality industry. They participate in community college training on the job training and...

The Future of Career Development

As a third year teacher, I am still learning about CTE and what all it entails. When I first became a teacher, I was very fortunate to have a mentor that not only helped me get my school-based enterprise up and running, but advocated for Career and Technical Education and persuading me to be an ACTE...

Advancing Access and Equality How do you work to advance access and equality in your school?

Over the course of the past four years we have worked hard at Caddo Hills School District to develop and maintain a rich and dynamic atmosphere where every learner is championed and valued within career and technical education. We have partnered with our school counselor, special education administr...

CTE Policy

Many of the opportunities for our area are dependent on having a trade or skill. However, in our schools we do not have the opportunity. We do not have the necessary safety (our safety certification of our shops and laboratories was supported until 2016 along with instructor training support) nor th...

A Model for School Culture Change

Beginning in June of 2018, Belen High School embarked on an aggressive grant program to “redesign” its educational environment, instruction, systems, and relationships. The goal coming out of summer was to make Belen High School a student-centered community consistently structured to provide the...

I am proud to be a CTE Educator!

Hello, to my fellow CTE educators. This is a great time to share the good things going on in our CTE Centers as well as the accomplishments of your students.  Sharing these stories with parents, business and industry representatives and the community leaders will let them know the many career op...