Parents, Students Encouraged to Learn of School’s Endless Opportunities
Students and faculty at the Center for Career and Technical Education will be celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month by hosting an Open House on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. This year’s event, whose theme is Learning Today: Earning Tomorrow, will feature interaction with Career Center staff, tours of the school, student demonstrations, and assistance with the admission process. Information about academic courses, student organizations, certifications, and extracurricular activities available at the Career Center will also be provided. Additionally, all eighteen of the school’s skill area programs will be represented, and educational and business partners will be on hand to showcase post-secondary programs and apprenticeship and employment opportunities.
According to the Association for Career and Technical Education, the top twenty most rapidly growing occupations in the U.S. require at minimum an associate’s degree, and the largest number of new jobs projected for 2018 will have specific entry-level career and technical education requirements. The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that a person holding a CTE-related associate’s degree or credential will earn more than someone without these skills and degrees, and on average, a CTE graduate will earn anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 more annually than an individual without post-secondary education. Furthermore, those graduates with credentials in high-demand career fields such as healthcare, science, and technology can earn nearly $20,000 more annually.
All Allegany County Public School students in grades 8-10 and their parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this Open House to learn of the endless opportunities available at the Career Center. For more information on the school or the Open House event, contact the main office at 301-729-6486.