Nearly 1,000 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) McFatter Technical College adult students and 600 McFatter Technical High School students are joining students across the nation during the month of February to celebrate National Career and Technical Education (CTE) MonthTM
. This year’s theme is Recognizing Classroom Innovators!
CTE month provides CTE programs 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 illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students as the classroom innovators personalize teaching and learning,” said Jeanette Johnson, principal at McFatter. “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.”
CTE impacts 94 percent of high school students and 13 million postsecondary students in the United States and includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more. CTE is a major part of the solution to myriad national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate degree or a postsecondary vocational certificate. At a time when job opportunity is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.
McFatter Technical College and McFatter Technical High share a vision of being world-class institutions that change people’s lives through innovative education. In working to achieve this vision, the schools continue to seek and provide excellent academic, technical and career development that is responsive to the needs of the community and students.
US News and World Report recognizes McFatter Technical High as being among the top high schools in the country. McFatter Technical College has national competition winners from SkillsUSA and Business Professionals of America. For more information about McFatter Technical College and McFatter Technical High School, call 754-321-5700.
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