February is Career & Technical Education Month

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:21am

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has designated February 2016 as Career and Technical Education Month.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) readies students for the competitive and dynamic 21st-century workplace. CTE equips students with skills that prepare for a career or postsecondary education. Through CTE programs, students are able to explore career opportunities, empowering them to make informed decisions about their future academic and career paths.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers CTE programs in all five comprehensive high schools across the district, most notably at Bollman Technical Education Center. For more information, visit the CTE program page.

National Career & Technical Education Month Proclamation

Office of Superintendent
Adams 12 Five Star Schools

WHEREAS: Feb. 1-29, 2016, has been designated Career and Technical Education Month by the Association for Career and Technical Education; and

WHEREAS: career and technical education offers students the opportunity to gain the academic, technical and employability skills necessary for true career readiness; and

WHEREAS: students in career and technical education programs participate in authentic, meaningful experiences that improve the quality of their education and increase student engagement and achievement; and

WHEREAS: career and technical education provides students with career exploration opportunities earlier in their educational experience, which enables them to make informed and beneficial decisions about their academic coursework as well as pursuit of established programs of study and career pathways; and

WHEREAS: leaders from business and industry nationwide report increasing challenges related to the skills gap and connecting qualified professionals with available careers in critical and growing CTE-related fields, including healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing and information technology; and

WHEREAS: career and technical education prepares students for these and other fulfilling careers by offering integrated programs of study that link secondary and postsecondary education and lead to the attainment of industry-recognized credentials; and

WHEREAS: ensuring that employers have access to a qualified workforce is a crucial step in ensuring productivity among the business and industry communities as well as continued American economic growth and global competitiveness;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Chris Gdowski, superintendent of Adams 12 Five Star Schools, do hereby proclaim Feb. 1-29, 2016, as Career and Technical Education Month in Adams 12 Five Star Schools and urge all citizens to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by the career and technical education programs in this community and to support and participate in these programs to enhance their individual skills and productivity.