Dear CTI Community Member,
When people ask me to define what Career and Technical Education is, I always start the same way; CTE is Education where what you learn and how you learn are connected. Everything we teach in CTE is so our students can understand not only what knowledge is required to understand something, but also how that knowledge is used to accomplish something.
Whether we are teaching a student the way to measure the pitch of a roof, what the numbers refer to in blood pressure or how to turn a Béchamel into a Mornay Sauce, all of our teachers are taking their years of practical experience and knowledge and closing the gap so students can observe, think and learn.
Ben Franklin supposedly said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” We invite our community to be part of that involvement.
We need to work with our community to provide job shadowing and internship opportunities. We need members of our community to be guest lecturers. We want our community to hire our graduates. We invite members of our community to bring their expertise to our Main Advisory Council and Trade Advisory Councils.
The best way to see what Career and Technical Education is and how we are educating our students to be both career and post-secondary ready is to visit us. Come to our community open house on October 17, 2015 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. We also offer tours to community groups and individuals. Learn about our programs and become involved.
Very truly yours,