LEARNingNow 2 EarnLater!Cassina AllenandCourtney LillistonDonaldson Career CenterGreenville County Schools
Facts about CTEfrom the Association of Career and TechnicalEducation There are 14.4 million secondary andpostsecondary CTE students in the US Offers a wide range of career options fromentrepreneurship to engineering Prepares youth and adults for positions that requirea wide range of education from high schooldiplomas to 4 year degrees Healthcare/Health Science is one of the topdeclared career clusters and is expected to makeup 7 of the 20 fastest growing occupations According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the20 fastest growing occupations, 10 require anAssociate degree or less
More Facts Career and Technology Educationcourses have both curricular andprofessional standardshttp://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/148/ CTE courses promote soft skilldevelopment and are essential forproducing a viable workforce:compassion, patience, cooperation,optimism, etc.
Why do students needCareer Tech Education?There is a need STEM careers Advanced Manufacturing Healthcare
Why do students needCareer Tech Education?It Works!CTE students are more likely to report thatthey developed problem-solving, projectcompletion, research, math, collegeapplication, work-related, communication,time management and critical thinking skillsduring high school THREE Ps=They can Pursue a Passion thatunlocks their full PotentialAND THEY CAN CA$H IN AS WELL!
College or ImmediateEmployment? Students DO NOT have to choose!-Graduation plans can prepare students tobe both college and career ready Earn dual/early college credit (AP credit) Earn honors level credit Earn industry certifications-can lead to immediate employment Earn marketable skills for employment(while attending college)
We begin with the end in mindSTUDENT PLACEMENT Show them where/how they can makeMONEY! Annual College and Career Fair
Examples of CTE StudentPlacement (DCC) in 2 years or less 2-4 Colleges (all program areas) Active Military (Health Science, Auto, Welding,Law Enforcement) Nail Salon Manager Restaurants (service and management) Grocery store chains (service and management) Self-employed Graphic Designer (high schoolstudent) Self-employed Stylists Pastry Chef Nursing Assistants
Examples of IndustryCertifications In CTE Licensed Cosmetologist, Barber, Esthetician, NailTechnician First Aid/CPR Pharmacy Tech Certified Nursing Assistant Early Education Teacher ServSafe Food Handler ProStart Food Service Management Adobe Illustrator First ResponderFor additional certifications available, consult the stateStudent Reporting Procedures Guide page 12
Match IGPs with classes! Do you know what the top declared careerclusters are for your students? Do your current course offerings meet theneeds/interests of students? Do your “at-risk” populations have opportunities todiscover their “genius” in a CTE area? That maymake the difference between them dropping outor staying in school. CTE opportunities provide exposure to careerpaths early on-”Maybe I don’t want to be adoctor after all.”
CTE-Three Ps in a Pod!Give students an opportunity to Pursue aPassion that will unlock their full Potential!AND ALLOW THEM TO CA$H IN AS WELL!
For more information on CTEVisit the Association for Career and TechnicalEducation www.acteonline.orgCassina Allen, DirectorDonaldson Career Centerclallen@greenville.k12.sc.usCourtney Lilliston, Counselorclilliston@greenville.k12.sc.us