February is National Career and Technical Month
Did you know...
- (2/2) Eighty percent of students taking a college preparatory academic curriculum with rigorous CTE met college and career readiness goals, compared to only sixty-three percent of students taking the same academic core who did not experience rigorous CTE. (Southern Regional Education Board)
- (2/3) Today, CTE is a major part of the solution to myriad national economics and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness, and massive layoffs.
- (2/4) CTE students were significantly more likely than their non-CTE counterparts to report developing skills related to problem solving, project completion, research, time management, and critical thinking during high school.
- (2/6) - Currently 1/3 of the students at CHS have chosen to take a CTE course as their elective credit. There is a course to meet the needs of every one of our students.
- (2/9) - Skilled trade workers, engineers, IT staff and nurses are some of the top jobs employers in the U.S. are having trouble filling. CTE plays a critical role in the training of workers in those areas plus many others. (Manpower Group)
- (2/10) - Mississippi has a shortage of qualified, credentialed teachers. The CHS Career Complex Teacher Academy is a CTE program that is designed to attract students to the field of education and provides instruction and field experiences relevant to pursuing a degree in education.
- (2/11) - Integrating academic and technical skills and content with a focus on real-world problem solving is an important way that CTE engages students and improves their academic performance.
- (2/12) - Health Care occupations make up 12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations. CHSCC offers Health Science that introduces students to careers in health care and trains students in medical terminology and human anatomy and function. Students enter postsecondary education/nursing school with an advantage over their classmates who did not receive this secondary CTE training.
- (2/13) - CTE provides pathways to attainment of stackable credentials and industry-recognized certifications.
- (2/16) - CTE provides students with not only the academic and technical skills needed for educational attainment; it also helps students develop employability skills crucial for the workplace.
- (2/17) - The CHSCC has CTE programs that offer dual credit and industry credentials. Carpentry and Information Technology offer dual credit. Information technology, Culinary Arts, Automotive, and Construction/Carpentry offer nationally recognized industry certifications.
- (2/18) - CTE prepares students for jobs at the forefront of the global economy, including the majority of the fastest-growing occupations identified in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook.
- (2/19) - A person with a CTE-related associate degree or credential will earn on average between $4,000 and $19,000 more a year than a person with a humanities associate degree.
- (2/20) - Clinton High School offers 9 CTE programs through the CHS Career Complex. The programs are Automotive Service, Carpentry/Construction, Career Pathway Experience, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Engineering, Health Science, Information Technology, and Teacher Academy.
- (2/23) - The U.S. is only as strong as its workforce. CTE plays a vital role in developing a well-educated workforce that supports American productivity and innovation. CTE places emphasis on college and career readiness, including academic, technical and employability skills. CTE partnerships with industry and its focus on meaningful postsecondary attainment leads to careers that drive the global economy.
- (2/24) - STEM occupations such as environmental engineering technicians require an associate degree and will experience faster than average job growth. The CHS Career Complex offers several classes in the STEM Academy such as Automotive Service, Construction/Carpentry, Engineering, and Information Technology.
- (2/25) - The more students participate in career and technical student organizations, the higher their academic motivation, academic engagement, grades, career self-efficacy, college aspirations, and employability skills. (National Research Center for CTE)
- (2/27) - Postsecondary CTE concentrators achieve significantly higher earnings than those who majored in academic fields, particularly those employed in an industry related to their program of study. (Florida Study of Career and Technical Education)
Linking Education to Tomorrow's Careers
Exciting things are happening at the CHS Career Complex. Take a peek inside the Career Complex and learn about our career and technical programs, and learn what's on the horizon for 2014 and 2015: