Students and faculty at Delaware County Technical High Schools will join others 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 across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields. Among the special activities scheduled are:
· Feb. 4th | Announcement of the DCTS Classroom Innovators (2 instructors were recognized by their colleagues for demonstrating their commitment to CTE and student success)
· Feb. 10th | Counselor of the Year Award (a counselor from a sending School District is recognized by DCTS during the bi-annual Counselor’s Breakfast)
· Feb. 18th | Delaware County Council Resolution presentation (recognize CTE Month by honoring excellent students from various CTE programs, as well as the teachers who were voted Classroom Innovators)
· Feb. 25th | Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Networking Lunch, hosted by DCTS – Folcroft. Lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program. Registration open to the public.
“The activities planned over the next month will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students,” said Dr. Phil Lachimia, Administrative Director. “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 encompasses 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’s 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.
For more information about Delaware County Technical High Schools, call 610.583.7620 ext. 265.
Guided by industry professionals, Delaware County Technical High Schools prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities by providing innovative, meaningful technical training, a foundation for life-long learning and marketable credentials for high-wage, high demand careers. DCTS is a department of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. For more information visit. DelcoTech.org