February is Career and Technical Education Month®(CTE), What is CTE Month? 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.
CTE is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many different fields, including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management and many more, as described in the national Career Clusters® and ACTE’s What is CTE? page and Sector Sheets. CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities outside the classroom.
February 4-10, 2018 is also SkillsUSA Week! SkillsUSA Week gives state associations, advisors and student members the opportunity to promote CTE based SkillsUSA programs and activities at the local and state levels. During SkillsUSA week, members can also help raise awareness of SkillsUSA. This can be accomplished through field trips to local businesses, an open house for parents or industry partners, a visit to local community organizations to make a brief presentation about SkillsUSA, or providing news releases and public service announcements to local media outlets for possible distribution.
Involvement in activities such as these brings positive recognition to SkillsUSA, and to local schools and their students. Also, it underscores the importance of SkillsUSA’s purposes and mission, which is to help prepare America’s high-performance workers in public career and technical programs.
On February 10, 2018, Worcester Technical High School will be hosting its 4th Annual Open House & SkillsUSA Competition from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DURING YOUR VISIT: Observe local WTHS SkillsUSA CTE Competitions which include: Interactive Media/Business/Carpentry/Construction Design and Management/HVAC/Welding/ Renewable Energies/Hospitality/Culinary/Cosmetology/Agriculture Science/Biomedical Science/ Nursing/Criminal Justice/Early Childhood Education/Pre-engineering/Auto/Leadership Contests
Tour our amazing campus, participate in our Silent Auction Participate in Games
Visit Local Vendors, Partake in Food & Beverages.
Last year WTHS had 92 students who competed in various SkillsUSA CTE competitions with 53 earning medals at the state and national level.
We cordially invite our local media representatives to join at WTHS on February 10th to discover and help promote the value of CTE education as well as experience the student CTE competitions and discover the innovative and creative ways staff and students are preparing for their careers. Thank you for supporting Worcester County Students whose futures are starting now.