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CTE Month Celebration Ideas

    Central Office:
  • Ask for time on Board meeting agendas to highlight CTE and student successes;
  • Post a celebration message on the Central Office website announcing CTE Month and profile CTE students, teachers, postsecondary partners and employers;
  • Create an event that highlights the success of CTE graduates for local government officials, postsecondary partners, legislators, Chamber of Commerce members and invite local media to generate press coverage;
  • Plan a career and college fair focusing on career clusters that align to the CTE programs of study offered in the local school system or individual schools;
    High Schools:
  • Encourage CTE students to write morning announcements about CTE and read one each day during announcement times;
  • Highlight Career and Technology Education (CTE) students and programs of study by staging technical demonstrations during the school day, and inviting middle school and ninth grade students and parents for tours and information sessions;
  • Highlight Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) by featuring students and their accomplishments at a PEP Rally;
  • Invite CTE graduates to visit classrooms to talk about their career goals and achievements;
  • Post CTE student accomplishments on school websites and include an explanation of how CTE plays a critical role in aiding students’ successful transition from secondary to postsecondary education and ensuring that they are prepared for college and careers (Programs of Study, Work-Based Learning, Dual Completion, Early College Opportunities, Articulated and Transcripted Credits);
    Middle Schools:
  • Create bulletin board about CTE programs of study offered in the district and include program data, labor market information, student success stories, photographs and due dates for applications to CTE programs;and
  • Invite CTE graduates to visit classrooms to talk about their career goals and achievements.

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