February is Career Technical Education Month

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has proclaimed February 2013 as Career and Technical Education Month in Alaska, encouraging Alaskans to explore the career and technical education opportunities available in their schools and communities and to enhance their individual work skills to ensure future economic opportunity.

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), almost all high school students take at least one Career and Technical Education course (CTE) course, and one in four students take three or more courses in a single program/career path.  

Last year in the Juneau School District,

  • 937 Juneau School District high school students in 2011-2012 enrolled in at least one CTE course.

  • 212 Juneau School District high school students in 2011-2012 enrolled in one or more dual enrollment courses earning high school and university credits through articulation agreements with UAS, UAA and UAF.

Some happenings in CTE programs in February and March include:

  • Floyd Dryden is hosting a career fair on February 13.
  • TMHS Culinary Students are heading to the state culinary competition in February.
  • JDHS House Build students are contributing to a Habitat for Humanity house build over spring break.
  • JDHS video production and state tech interns created video clips for state DEED. 
  • The Apprenticeship Fair is March 13 and 14 at UAS TEC. High School students will attend on Wednesday, March 13 and middle school students on Thursday, March 14, 2013.