CTE Advisory Kick-off Connects Professionals & Teachers
Snoqualmie Valley School District's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program hosted its CTE Advisory Committee Kick-off event on Oct. 26, at Mount Si High School. Approximately 65 people were treated to a delicious dinner prepared by students in the Culinary Arts Program. Then the group of 35 professionals/business members and 30 CTE teachers broke into smaller groups based on specific fields of study, to discuss training opportunities, business interests and labor market needs.
Our district’s Career and Technical Education program offers over 65 high school courses and career pathways that focus on: Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Arts, AV & Communications; Business & Marketing; Family & Consumer Sciences; Health Science; Information Technology; and Law, Public Safety & Security. The CTE Program is also working to expand middle school career exploration opportunities.
During the dinner, MSHS junior Kamren Hansen was recognized for designing the new CTE Program logo. His original design was selected among several options submitted by students taking Digital Media or Marketing classes.
Also, special thanks to the Dahlia Barn in North Bend for donating the beautiful fall flowers used to create colorful centerpieces throughout the dining area.
Volunteer Opportunities for Community Members:
CTE Advisory Committee volunteers from the community learn more about the CTE program, while MSHS instructors increase their understanding of the current job market, employers’ needs for skills, and community opportunities for students. If you have professional expertise and would like to partner with staff to help support meaningful career training opportunities for Snoqualmie Valley students, please email our district’s CTE Director Michelle Chaney. (They especially have a need for professionals in Agriculture, Foods & Resources and Health Care areas.) Read this brochure to learn more.
At SVSD Employability Skills Night, the next CTE event on Nov. 9, students are invited to participate in mock interviews and learn practical skills to increase their employability and work success. Volunteers are needed in all career pathway areas to interview students. Please sign up to volunteer using this QR code.
Thanks to all who attended the recent CTE Advisory Kick-Off Meeting!
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