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There is no better strategy for impacting change than educating others. Our school communities, greater communities, and decision-makers are more likely to focus on career and technical education if they understand its positive impact on students and families in their region. The more they hear from parents, teachers, students, and local business partners on how CTE pathways improve the quality of education and prepare students for a successful future, the more likely they are to act. 

 

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Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Every week in February, the CTE TAC sends out a CTE Month newsletter. Share your CTE Month® stories with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a chance to be featured in our CTE Month Spotlight!

 

Resources from ACTE

Wondering how you can celebrate CTE Month®? Here are some ideas from ACTE!

CTE Month® 2024

Week 1, 2024: Includes a spotlight on the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day, information about the CTE TAC's Nontraditional Careers web page and Women in Welding, registration information for the new upcoming hybrid cohort Supporting Special Populations in CTE, information about National School Counseling Week, and a handout full of information and resources collected by CTE TAC Staff at ACTE CareerTech VISION 2023. View the newsletter here.

Week 2, 2024: Includes information about the CTE TAC's Nontraditional Careers web page and Men in Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting; a news story highlighting Global Concepts Charter School's new CTE Institute (including a new kitchen for their culinary program); and CTE Month Spotlights on the Saunders Trade and Technical High School's Cosmetology Department, who hosted a special guest visit from an alumn of the program, and Cazenovia High School's CTE Month Celebration slide show, which promotes the many CTE programs occurring at their institution. View the newsletter here.

Week 3, 2024: Includes information about the CTE TAC's Nontraditional Careers web page and Men in Phlebotomy; Registration information for upcoming CREA Events, including the February 28th informational webinar on Work-Based Learning and the March 20th NYS CREA Learning Session; and CTE Month Spotlights on East Syracuse Minoa Central High School's poster display highlighting CTE Student successes and Questar III BOCES' video highlighting the success of their Youth Apprenticeship Program. View the newsletter here.

CTE Month® 2023

Week 1, 2023: Includes ideas from ACTE on how to celebrate CTE Month, a spotlight on the many CTE programs at New York Harbor School, and a schedule of the CTE TAC's upcoming professional development opportunities. View the newsletter here.

Week 2, 2023: Includes a spotlight on the CTE Showcase held at the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering, and Architecture, new Asynchronous Professional Learning offerings for CTE Teachers and WBL Coordinators at the CTE TAC, information about the Marine Corps Scholarship, and a news article about the Capital Region BOCES Heavy Equipment program, which teaches students skills needed for snow removal. View the newsletter here.

Week 3, 2023: Includes a spotlight on the promotional video and flyer for CTE Month created by Cazenovia High School and a news article on the First New York Credit Union branch opened in Burnt-Hills Ballston-Lake High School. View the newsletter here.

Week 4, 2023: Includes information about the Edison Career and Technical High School Student Sportlight developed to celebrate their CTE students who eaned work-based learning placements and internship opportunities. The newsletter also included a spotlight of Edison's CTE recruitment webpage, information about New York State's proclamation of February 2023 as Teach CTE Month, and a news article about the chess sets Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Ostego BOCES Manufacturing Students made to raise money to take the students to the Eastec Manufacturing Trade Show. View the newsletter here.