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Talbot County Public Schools Celebrate Career and Technical Education Month

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Easton and St. Michaels, Maryland – Students and faculty at Easton Middle School, Easton High School and St. Michaels Middle High School will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®. This year’s theme is Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow! CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE makes students college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields. Among the special activities scheduled are:

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Students in Easton High’s Culinary Arts program prepare for careers in the Hospitality Industry.

• CTE Advisory Board members have been invited to come in as guest critics for the Advanced Interactive Media Production class.
• A video showcasing all CTE pathways will play in the display case at Easton High School.
• Easton Middle Schools Future Business Leaders of America will display shirts/hoodies that they created and school store items in the media center.
• St. Michaels Middle/High School Interactive Media Production artwork will be displayed at the Talbot County Free Library in St. Michaels Maryland
• Talbot County Public Schools will be having their Annual CTE Advisory Board Dinner and Meeting on Tuesday, February 28th at Easton High School. The Culinary Arts students will provide the dinner. All advisory members, administrators, school counselors, and CTE teachers will be invited.

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Students at Saint Michael’s High School prepare for healthcare professions through the Biomedical Science program.

“The activities planned over the next month will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offered to our students,” said Pamela B. Clay, Career and Technology Education Supervisor. “By partnering with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students and providing them with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees and future leaders.”

CTE encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 13 million post secondary 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. At a time when opportunity for employment is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.

For more information about Talbot County Public Schools’ Career and Technology program, call 410-822-0330.

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