Career Tech Month Highlights Graduation, Placement Rate Successes
Over 92 percent of Newaygo County Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduates were successfully placed in 2016, highlighting this month’s observance of CTE opportunities and achievements.
Newaygo County students attending the CTE boast other successes worthy of celebration of CTE Month in February:
“Our local results are outstanding and demonstrate the impact and importance of our CTE programs,” said NC RESA Superintendent Dr. Lori Tubbergen Clark. “CTE offers educational strategies that meet the needs of students and area employers, and provides our high school students the opportunity to earn college credentials at the Newaygo County Career Tech Center.”
Gretchen Spedowske, NC RESA CEPD Director said, “There are many high-skill, high-demand and high-paying jobs in our region. The CTE programs at the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center are making sure our students are adequately prepared for the jobs of the future.”
Based on an annual survey of Career-Tech students, Newaygo County’s 2016 placement rate means that 37 out of every 40 CTE students were successfully placed in colleges and universities, advanced training programs, military services, or jobs within a year of leaving high school.
Spedowske said that CTE prepares youth and adults for a wide range of careers through hands-on, industry-based, curriculum and learning opportunities. “CTE allows students to see the relevance of core academic skills within the workplace,” she said. “CTE students also learn valuable critical thinking, employability, and job-related technical skills.”
For more information on Newaygo County CTE programs, visit www.ncresa.org.