Students and faculty at Franklin County Career and Technical Center 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 CTE: Careers Through Education. CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college and career ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.
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. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate’s degree or a postsecondary vocational certificate. Recent research published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 4.7 million new workers will be needed by post-secondary certificates and credentials, such as those which can be obtained at Franklin County Career and Technical Center by 2018, but we will fall short of meeting that demand. At a time when job opportunity is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.
Franklin County Career and Technical Center currently has 4 programs which includes Health Sciences, Intro to Agriscience, Ag and Natural Resources, Welding, Engineering and Robotics, and Automotive Service Technology as well as plans for one new program.
The teachers at Franklin County Career and Technical Center strive to prepare students to become career and college ready.
For more information about Franklin County Career and Technical Center, call 601-384-5889.
Source: Press release 2/10/2012
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