At a recent conference, one of the guest speakers suggested that ” Career and Technical Education may be our ultimate stimulus package”. Since the conference I have thought a lot about this statement and how true it might be! In CTE classes, students learn to think critically, use their creativity, problem solve, work collaboratively with other students, and they learn about careers.
Imagine… students leave high school with the knowledge and training to select a career pathway that will help them follow their passion, lead them to a career after high school, after a two or four year degree, and to a job that will sustain them as productive citizens in our community. Maybe they will leave with the technical skill to go directly into a full-time job or obtain a job that could help pay for college!
Would this lead to; less unemployment? greater job satisfaction? Little or no college loan debt? greater happiness and self-esteem?
Imagine what CTE can do for our children and their future!