CTE: Creating Career Pathways for Success

On today’s episode, we explore CTE, career technical education, available throughout schools nationwide. An increasing number of districts across the county recognize the value of career and technical education and are expanding their CTE programs by creating programs of study that are rigorous and aligned with post-secondary education and career pathways.

Today we discuss strategies for establishing CTE programs to support students who struggle to graduate, tactics for effectively implementing these programs and resources that can be immediately applied within your school or district.

Our first guest, Michael Connet, the Associate Deputy Executive Director for ACTE is responsible for promoting the impact of CTE on America’s learners. In his role he also supports the development and growth of the organization’s service to professionals engaged in preparing America’s STEM learners as the next generation of workers. He leads the efforts of the organization to build relationships that harness the potential of career and technical education, including opportunities to incorporate digital curriculum, and create projects and initiatives that elevate the profession. 

We are equally pleased to have Sandra Cerny on this episode. Sandra is an Online Blended Learning teacher and facilitator for Temecula Valley Unified School District in Temecula, CA. She currently teaches online CTE courses in the Business and Finance sector. She has collaborated on several curriculum writing and alignment teams for Temecula Valley, and has recently developed a Business Management pathway that is the first CTE course in the district to be delivered completely online. Sandra has been awarded a CTA Institute For Teaching Grant, and has been accepted into the 2020 CTE Online Curriculum Writing Institute as a Curriculum Writing Specialist.