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American Public Media's Marketplace recently aired a new segment about how CTE programs are preparing students for high-wage, high-demand careers. The story, which originally aired on NPR’s Atlanta-based affiliate station WABE, told some of the stories from Carroll County College and Career Academy about how students are gaining the academic, technical and employability skills they will need for their future in their CTE classrooms.
Carroll County’s CTE programs teach students a wide variety of skills, from auto mechanics and welding to communications and health care. The key theme, however, is integrating in-depth academic coursework with applied career skills to ensure that the more than 1,000 students participating in these programs are ready for college- and career-success.
The story also emphasizes the importance of overcoming outdated stereotypes about which students “should” enroll in CTE programs. As communities have become more aware of the opportunities available in CTE classrooms, more students are thinking of the ways CTE can fit into their education – regardless of where their postsecondary plans will take them.
Posted by Sean Lynch on 03/25/2016 at 01:28 PM in Career Readiness, In the News | Permalink
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