DCTC student going to national leadership conference in washington dc on July 5-10, 2015
Congratulations to Madeline Dotson for winning the Gold medal at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2015 Competition on Saturday March 13, 2015 in Charleston SC. Madeline will represent Dillon County Technology Center at the National Leaderrship Conference Star Event in Washington DC on July 5-10, 2015, where she will compete in the Job Interview Event. Madeline is a senior at Latta High School and attends Dillon County Technology Center (Culinary Arts Program).
CTE by the Numbers
The economy is changing—and education must change along with it in order to prepare students for success in the workforce. Career Technical Education (CTE) is one of the biggest and most promising trends in education for just that reason. In today’s tech-focused economy, specific skills training is becoming a necessity, along with broader problem-solving skills. CTE courses and programs are changing the face of education at both the secondary and post-secondary level because they provide this dual skills training. CTE keeps students engaged by connecting their education to the real-world experiences that will come after it, and it prepares them for in-demand careers.
But what do CTE courses actually encompass? And why all the hype about them? Let’s look at the numbers to understand:
Why it’s important
75% – Percentage of manufacturing companies who report a shortage in skilled workers with CTE-related training1
293,000 – Number of job openings in skilled manufacturing1
806,000 – Number of job openings in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector which require CTE-trained candidates1
12 – Number of healthcare occupations addressed by CTE that are included in the list of 20 fastest-growing occupations1
What it is
16 – Number of Career Clusters that CTE courses prepare students for, including Architecture & Construction, Business Management & Administration, Health Science, Information Technology, and Manufacturing1
79+ – Number of individual career pathways within the National Career Clusters® framework, including Accounting, Health Informatics, Programming & Software Development, Logistics & Inventory Control, and Engineering & Technology
46 – Number of states that have state-approved secondary CTE standards.
23 – Number of states with policies in place to foster CTE-employer partnership programs2
94% – Percentage of high school students currently enrolled in some type of CTE course or program1
How it’s making a difference
90.18% –Average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs, compared to the national average freshman graduation rate of 74.9%1
80% – Percentage of students enrolled in CTE-focused college preparatory programs who met college and career readiness goals, compared to only 63% of students taking the same academic core without a rigorous CTE component1
75% – Percentage of high school students concentrating in a CTE discipline who pursue post-secondary education2
43% – Percentage of young workers holding a CTE-related license or certificate who earn more than those holding an associate degree1
$9,000 – Average amount more per year that students with a CTE-related associate’s degree or certificate earn, compared to those with a humanities or social science credential2
$16.40 – The return on each public dollar invested in Connecticut community colleges and their CTE programs over the course of students’ careers1
As these statistics show, the results so far have been impressive, and these programs will only continue to grow. Edmentum is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the CTE movement, and we will expand our CTE offerings to over 70 courses by the 2015–2016 school year. Interested in learning more about how Edmentum can partner with your school or district to implement a successful CTE program? Check out this resource on our current course offerings.
Career Technical Education (CTE) is positively impacting students across the nation as they progress towards college and career.
NASDCTE is working to share the important message of the value of CTE and we encourage others to join us in our mission to prepare all students for college and career.
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This course is a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, information technology and intelligent systems used in the design of products and computer integrated automation systems. Students who successfully complete this program will have post high school options of going directly to work or entering a two-year associate degree or four-year degree path in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, information technology, computer integrated manufacturing or robotics.The job outlook is excellent and salaries range from $30,000 - $80,000 with an average salary of around $50,000 annually.
Salary information was obtained from the current edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor (www.bls.gov/oco). Potential earnings are based on national salaries for an average work week. Local earnings will vary and depend upon business conditions and a worker's level of education, motivation and experience.
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