By Nalani Nuylan
February is an important month for education: Black History Month, National Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb. 11, and Career and Technology Education Month.
Career and Technology Education, or CTE, provides students with classes that teach them skills needed in certain careers and emerging industries.
CTE Month celebrates the value of CTE programs and the achievements of students who pursue a technical career across the state and country.
Slaton ISD has eight career industries, known as career clusters, students can choose to enroll at the high school level: agriculture, architecture, audiovisual technology, finance, health science, human services, hospitality and tourism, and manufacturing. Within these industries, there are 39 different classes offered to students.
“For most people career in tech when they hear that they think in terms of electives,” career and technical education director Lynn Melton said. “Career and tech education now tries to funnel and help students find a career pathway.”
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.