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TOUCHING THE FUTURE
Career Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers students the academic, technical, and employability skills needed for post-secondary education and workplace success. CTE courses provide students the chance to learn the skills necessary to obtain further education after high school and the skills that employers are looking for in a skilled workforce.

Courses that are active, real world, hands-on, product centered, require teamwork, patience, repeated practice, and skill development are interesting for students of all ages. These classes enable students to think, move, do, and interact with people and materials. In other words, these classes offer REAL work.
 
 
Madi Architects designed the Career Technical Education (CTE) building to serve the AgriScience, Technology, and the Graphic Design Pathways at SLVHS.
 
Students Will Benefit from
Measure 'S'

In 2019, SLVUSD obtained a state CTE Grant to build a CTE facility. This three million dollar grant will be complimented by the Measure 'S' bond with matching funds.
 
What will it provide?
 
21st century classrooms and equipment for science and technology 
 
Classes like AgriScience Biology, Aquaculture I, Aquaculture II, and Greenhouse Technologies will see generations of students learn the fundamentals of aquaculture and life science. The technology wing will house the SLVHS Technology Pathway for Computer Science, Programming, Robotics, Advanced Computer Science, and Graphic Design I, II.
 
The Three Classroom Design
Offers Choice
Fold up doors expose outside areas creating a workspace in the classroom and outside.
 
This CTE facility offers three classrooms, each with distinct instructional areas where students can attend classes, work on projects, and conduct experiments. Work space, both inside and out, will allow students to build skills and knowledge.
 
Folding Doors & High Ceilings
Offer Space
Folding doors double the size of each classroom.
 
"The idea that we can change the layout and the space in our classroom is amazing and it will allow us to do many things. Students will be as excited as I am to have this opportunity."
-David Grant, CTE teacher
 
Learning By Design
 
Students in CTE courses benefit from latest technology in the classroom design and equipment. 
 

Is CTE Important?

A growing body of research indicates that job markets in the United States and globally continue to grow and expand to include jobs that require education beyond high school. The marketplace is looking for employees that are skilled, not only in specific training that is required by the field/industry, but the ability to adapt and adjust to the ever changing landscape of the marketplace. It is essential that education includes the development of the following critical skills:
  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Creativity
  3. Collaboration
  4. Communication
  5. Information Literacy
  6. Media Literacy
  7. Technology Literacy
  8. Flexibility
  9. Leadership
  10. Initiative
  11. Productivity
  12. Social Skills
Career Technical Education courses help teach field related strategies and they offer the chance to gain expertise in relevant areas that will benefit the 21st century workforce. The priority of CTE is to put students to work in the classroom.  All students need training, education, and experiences beyond high school to fully prepare them for the 21st workforce.
 

References

http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/center-education-and-workforce

Partnerships for 21st Century Skills: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/CTE_Oct2010.pdf

U.S. Department of Education.  Across the United States there are 26,407 public secondary schools and 10,693 private secondary schools:  (Digest of Education Statistics), 2001, Table 89

 
 
 
 
 

Aquaponics


Computer Science

Green Engineering

AgriScience


Robotics

Construction Technology
WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE THAT ALL STUDENTS LEARN AND ARE FULLY PREPARED FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER


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