tudents and faculty at Slaton High School will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.
There were tours done with the eighth grade students Tuesday (Feb. 1) and there will be an eighth grade parent night Feb. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the High School Auditorium.
“The activities planned over the next month will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said Lynn Melton, CTE Director of the school. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students and providing them with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees and future leaders.”
CTE encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 13 million post-secondary students in the United States and includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more.
CTE is a part of the solution to many national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs. At a time when opportunity for employment is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.
Career and Technical classes are offered to all Slaton High School students.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.