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NEISD celebrates career and technical education month

CTE Month

Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, David Bailey, director of the Automotive Technology Academy, Jack Jackson, Francisco Guerrero, George Andrade, ATA teacher Juan Martinez, CTE Director Johnny Vahalik and Board Member Edd White at the February board meeting.

Students and faculty at North East ISD will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.  CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college career-ready, preparing them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.

At the North East ISD February board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the resolution presented by CTE Director Johnny Vahalik, with the proclamation read out by three Automotive Technology Academy students, Francisco Guerrero, Jack Jackson and George Andrade.

CTE encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 13 million postsecondary students in the United States and includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more. CTE at North East prepares students for a wide range of careers including, automotive technology, engineering, culinary arts, nursing, and electrical systems technology.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate’s degree or a postsecondary vocational certificate. At a time when job opportunities are so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce. 

Posted on February 11, 2014