“Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.” – Association for Career & Technical Education
Career and Technical Education Month® is the perfect time to learn about the importance of craft education, like construction. Schools around the United States offer training programs that introduce young people and career-changers to technical education that contributes to their professional ambitions, strengths, and future development.
Coryell Marketing Coordinator, Sunny Cooper, pulls from her TechEd training experience, saying, “Having a skill set that allows you to be successful and enables you to assist and give back to your community has truly been a blessing.” She goes on to say, “It also gives you the freedom to own your own business and capitalize on your specific talents and get creative with it!”
Desired strengths that construction professionals have may include physical fitness and endurance, good hand-eye coordination, and strong reading and math skills. Further desired is experience with technology, top-notch problem-solving and decision-making skills, teamwork, a client-focused attitude, and a willingness to learn! A single person often does not encapsulate all desired strengths, and that is OK!
CTE education readies the future workforce with capable and talented people ready to show up to a job they were expertly trained to do. Together, let’s honor the importance of Career and Technical Education and the triumphs and successes of CTE programs across the country. CTE Working Wonders showcases Association for Career & Technical Education resources to help you communicate to your communities and colleagues, parents, and students the crucial role CTE plays in our students’ lives and the nation’s economy.
In celebration of CTE Month®, we would love to hear your story! Did you or someone you know come into your professional through a Technical Education Center?