Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/26/2019 - 4:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 2019 National Career and Technical Education Month
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Summary: The Board of Education is asked to proclaim February as National Career and Technical Education Month.


WHEREAS, Career and Technical Education offers students the opportunity to gain the academic, technical and employability skills necessary for true career readiness

WHEREAS, students in career and technical education programs participate in authentic, meaningful experiences that improve the quality of their education and increase their engagement and achievement; and

WHEREAS, Career and Technical Education provides students with career exploration opportunities earlier in their educational experience, which enables them to make informed and beneficial decisions about their academic coursework and pursue established programs of study and career pathways; and

WHEREAS, leaders from business and industry nationwide report increasing challenges related to addressing the skills gap and connecting qualified professionals with available careers in critical and growing CTE-related fields, including healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing and information technology; and

WHEREAS, Career and Technical Education prepares students for these and other fulfilling careers by offering integrated programs of study that link secondary and post-secondary education and lead to the attainment of industry-recognized credentials; and

WHEREAS, ensuring that employers have access to a qualified workforce is a crucial step in ensuring productivity among the business and industry communities as well as continued American economic growth and global competitiveness; and

WHEREAS, the Smith-Hughes Act, the first act of Congress to provide funding for career and technical education, was signed into law 101 years ago and allows us to celebrate how far CTE has come to become a powerhouse of America’s economy;

NOW THEREFORE, the Pueblo City Schools Board of Education does hereby proclaim February 2019, as Career and Technical Education Month.
Recommendation: The Board of Education adopts the Proclamation proclaiming February as National Career and Technical Education Month as presented in the February 26, 2019 Board materials.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Cheryl Madrill - Exec Director Intervention Services
Signed By:
Charlotte Macaluso - Superintendent