What is CTE(Career and Technical Education)?
CTE is a short name for Career and Technical Education, but it is also an abbreviation for something else. If you search CTE on the google search engine, you will see an image of the brain. Here we will not be talking about the brain- we will talk about CTE as it relates to education. Career Technical Education "is the practice of teaching specific career skills to students in middle school, high school, and post-secondary institutions." But-What does this mean for you? What this means for you is that you will get the opportunity to learn the technical and soft skills that are needed to enter the workforce. Some technical skills, for example, if you were to take a photography CTE elective would be:
- Understanding what the buttons on your camera are for
- How to use composition rules
- How to use the light
- How to focus Here are some of the soft skills you will learn: - Critical Thinking - Communication - Teamwork
- Integrity - Leadership - and much more... These are skills that are in high demand in today’s career world. Now, you know what CTE is all about… Here is a link with more information on what CTE is: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/gi/ctegeneralfacts.asp