Almost everyone will need a lawyer at some point in their life. I learned the good side of working as a lawyer when I interned with Ted Stokes of Stokes Law PLLC. It has been such a wonderful opportunity. The work they do is very inspiring and has helped me decide to continue to pursue my dream of becoming a lawyer. I’m Makelle Turner. I completed a CTE Internship at Stokes Law PLLC in the field of law.
I feel fortunate to have been able to experience what it’s like to work in a law office with a successful lawyer. As I head to college, I will continue to improve on all of the skills that Ted taught me during my internship. Because of this experience I am going to be more prepared for law school and I will be able to further my knowledge of the law. Ted Stokes was especially helpful and patient with me while I learned the ropes of the office. When Ted would teach me new things he was always willing to answer any questions I had. Because of him I was able to succeed in logging bankruptcy claims, providing information to use in arguments, and reading up on ‘rules’ to help make a case more solid. I will be pursuing a career in civil and criminal law.
Business Administrative and Technical Support is one of five Career and Technical Education Pathways in the Business and Marketing Education program area. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Internships are part of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) program. To participate in the Business Administrative and Technical Support talk to your school counselor. To participate in a CTE Internship talk to the WBL coordinator at your school.
Career and Technical Education provides all students with a seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education, driven by a Plan for College and Career Readiness/SEOP. Through competency-based instruction and hands-on experiences, students obtain certified occupational skills, culminating in further education and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development of the state.
Career and Technical Education: Opportunities for Career Success