January 2021 • Volume 1• Issue 5
Dr. Sharon L. Contreras, Superintendent
THE CTE "WHY"?
Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares all students for high-skill, high-wage or in-demand careers. The experience begins with career inspiration in Pre-K, awareness in elementary school, exploration in middle school, and preparation in high school. CTE equips students for post-secondary education and immediate employment opportunities to compete worldwide successfully.
Did you know that CTE juniors and seniors can access college courses while still enrolled in high school? Between 2018 and 2021, GCS CTE students from 25 separate high schools have accessed 265 distinct college course titles on six different college campuses, with 1,624 enrollments. The tuition-free classes have saved our students and their families over $370,000! Encourage the juniors and seniors you know to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. Click here for more information.
Five GCS CTE Programs are Awarded a Truliant Financial Education Grant!
Congratulations to the following CTE programs in Guilford County that received over $22,000 from the Truliant Financial Education Grant. The schools, CTE teachers and focus projects areas are:
• Ben L. Smith High School, Jacqueline Mingo, $4,700 - The Elegant Eaglettes: Building a Financial Bridge for the 21st Century
• Eastern Guilford High School, Lynne Temple, $2,450 – Digital Design and Animation
• High Point Central High School, Dale Watkins, $4,940 – A New Pathway for the Future
• Northwest Guilford Middle School, Lohanna Sanchez, $5,000 – Classroom Economy
• Weaver Academy, Anthony Kulpa, $5,000 – Expanding the HVAC Program
Industry Connection: Transportation, Distribution and Global Logistics
Mr. Art Close, a CTE teacher at Western Guilford High School's Signature Career Academy, was recently featured in an issue of MHI Solutions publication for his work in preparing CTE students in Guilford County Schools for a career in transportation, distribution, and global logistics. Mr. Close has worked tirelessly to ensure that students can create industry connections and opportunities. He has secured relationships with companies like Fastenal, the largest fastener distributor in North America, to establish a consistent talent pipeline of students from Western Guilford High School. You can read more about how the supply chain and global logistics industry continues to grow (to read more, click here)!