National Career & Technical Education Month

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:15am
CTE Month

CTE is offered at all district high schools and is housed at Bollman Tech

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has proclaimed February 2019 as National Career and Technical Education Month in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, and urges the Five Star Community to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in this community and to support and participate in the programs to enhance their individual skills and productivity.

CTE offers students the opportunity to gain the academic, technical and employability skills necessary for true career readiness. Students in CTE programs participate in authentic, meaningful experiences that improve the quality of their education and increase student engagement and achievement. 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.

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.

CTE 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. 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. 

CTE in Adams 12 Five Star Schools is offered at all high schools across the Five Star District and also housed at Bollman Technical Education Center. CTE courses combine rigorous academics with technical skills in hands-on learning environments. Thanks to the passing of the 2016 Bond Program, construction on a CTE campus #2 is set to begin in Summer 2019 and will accommodate 80 percent more students across the district in CTE opportunities.