Career and technical education, or CTE, prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers

It’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month, so we reached out to Ms. Jamie Molina, Career & Technical Education Coordinator at Jubilee Academies, to learn how CTE can help our students reach their goals.
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What exactly is CTE? Ms. Molina says CTE programs emphasize college and career readiness by allowing students to explore a range of options for their future both inside and outside the classroom. Further, students can begin their path toward a career they are passionate about, while earning valuable experience, college credits and more.

Within CTE, occupations and career specialties are grouped into what are called career clusters. Each of the 16 clusters is based on a set of common knowledge and skills that prepare students for a full range of opportunities.

Over the past several months, Ms. Molina has been assessing student needs and interests in the career clusters by meeting with Jubilee’s current eighth-grade students and their parents, while collecting data from career-cluster interest inventories. Those career clusters sparking a lot of interest include Arts, Audio/Visual Technology & Communications; Information Technology; Education & Training; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Services; Law & Public Safety; and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). 

Currently, twelve high school students from Jubilee-Brownsville are taking their first steps into the medical field through a partnership with the Cameron County Education Initiative, Inc. (CCEI). You can read more about this exciting program in a previous Inside Jubilee blog.

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, CTE programs will also be offered to high school students at Jubilee-Lakeview, Jubilee-San Antonio and Jubilee-Wells Branch. 

“By partnering with our business community, CTE programs invest in our students and provide them with the latest technology and skills to have successful careers and be future leaders,” Ms. Molina says. 

Next month, students and parents will have the chance to learn more about Jubilee’s CTE programs at “College, Career & Military Readiness Nights” being scheduled at Jubilee schools. See the schedule below.

College, Career & Military Readiness Nights ~

Jubilee-Wells Branch
Wed., March 6, 2019
6PM-7PM

Jubilee-San Antonio
Thurs., March 7, 2019
6PM-7PM

Jubilee-Lake View University Prep
Thurs., March 21, 2019
6PM-7 PM

Jubilee-Brownsville
Wed., March 27, 2019
6PM-7PM

For more information about career and technical education at Jubilee Academies, please contact Ms. Molina at jamie.molina@jubileeacademic.org.

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