PUSD Career Technical Education Student Expo 2018

From agriculture to animation, construction to computer science, students in PUSD's Career Technical Education programs showed off their knowledge and examples of their work at the 2nd Annual CTE Student Expo. The expo was held April 26, 2018, at the beautiful Petco Headquarters in Rancho Bernardo for invited guests, including business and community partners, elected officials, parents, and staff. Scroll down to see some photos from the event. If you’re viewing on your mobile phone, make sure to turn it horizontally for the best viewing experience.

Opening ceremonies began with Westview NJROTC color guard and national anthem sung by Mt. Carmel's Kai Calvo. Students Jamie Geng (Westview) and Rayan Paul (Del Norte) served as the emcees for the evening. CTE Executive Director Kathleen Porter welcomed the audience and Superintendent Marian Kim-Phelps gave opening remarks.

"Preparing students for college and career readiness is the mission of the Poway Unified School District. One of the ways we achieve this mission is by investing in our excellent Career Technical Education programs. CTE in Poway Unified School District focuses on the changing workplace that demands high levels of academic and applied knowledge and skills. Our CTE programs are cultivating passions and talents in our students each and every day." -Dr. Marian Kim-Phelps

Abraxas High's construction students brought in solar panels that power their aquaponics system in their school garden.
Del Norte High Schools Biomedical Science pathway offers students a deeper dive in human body systems.
Poway High Small Engines Team, coming off of a 6th place finish in the State Future Farmers of America Finals.
Westview High's Graphic Design Studio gives students the opportunity to work with various clients such as clubs, teams, and individuals in PUSD.
Rancho Bernardo's 3D animation booth included a 3D printer.
Mt. Carmel's engineering students showed off their "Jewel" robot.
Students from Twin Peaks Middle School's Gateway to Technology class explain their project to Associate Superintendent Dr. Robertson.
Guests were encouraged to ask students questions about what they've learned or created, and how it relates to their future college and career plans. (click on photos to view larger)
Studio 701 digital media interns captured the event, interviewing students and District leadership.

Many thanks to our business partners who provide their time, treasures, and talents to benefit students, improve student achievement, and accomplish District goals. Your support has allowed us to create personalized learning pathways, increase opportunities inside and outside of our classrooms, provide meaningful internships, sponsor academic competitions, and so much more.

Every year, over 6,000 PUSD middle and high school students enroll in CTE courses. Among last year’s CTE students, 95% went on to further education, and 63% of those are pursuing studies related to their CTE high school course work.

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Christine Paik

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