CTE-Month-LogoTagline_CMYKStudents and faculty across Region 12 will join the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) MonthTM. This year’s theme is Celebrating Classroom Innovators! 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-demand career fields.

“The activities planned over the next month will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said Christine Holecek, Career & Technical Education specialist at Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students’ lives with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees as well as future leaders.”

Participants can search and use the social media hashtag #region12CTE to recognize CTE innovators around Region 12.

CTE workshops this month include: High School Financial Planning and New, Emerging and Evolving Careers.

The National Endowment for Financial Education has created a High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) that is a financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of pre-teens, teens and young adults.  Whether or not you have experience teaching personal finance, you will find the instructional materials easy to use and adaptable for your situation.  The program is organized into six module topics (planning, borrowing, earning capability, investing, financial services, and insurance,) and includes six topical Student Guides, an assortment of 45-minute teacher lesson plans and a growing collection of online resources and learning activities. The session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, at ESC Region 12. Please contact kbeckham@esc12.net to register.

The New, Emerging and Evolving Career workshop will highlight data tools to help students learn about demand occupations in the region. The session will be held on Friday, Feb. 20, at ESC Region 12.  To register for this workshop contact cholecek@esc12.net.

CTE Month 2015: Recognizing Classroom Innovators
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