Students and faculty at Metro Nashville Pubic Schools will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month. CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-skill career fields. Among the special activities scheduled included a presentation by Mayor Karl Dean at Antioch High School on Feb. 14 at 1pm. Check out the video of the event below.
Additionally, Director of CTE, Dr. Chaney Mosley, and CTE Coordinators Donna Gilley and Gaye Martin, will travel to every CTE program in MNPS and show their appreciation for the work and efforts made by CTE teachers across the district.
“The activities planned over the next month will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said Chaney Mosley, Director of Career and Technical Education. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs invest in students’ lives with the latest technology, knowledge, skills and character that will prepare them for success in college endeavors and careers. These students are future leaders of our local industries.”
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 is a major part of the solution to a myriad of national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs. 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 certificate. At a time when job opportunity is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.