February is CTE Month
Career and Technical Education: Preparing Students for College and Career!
Utah joins states across the nation in celebrating Career and Technical Education during the month of February. Take advantage of the resources that have been made available to increase awareness of your programs that ensure CTE students are college and career ready!
As you make plans to celebrate CTE Month, reference your copy of the handout,
29 Things To Do During CTE Month, every day!
Be aware of the first annual CTE Career Day scheduled concurrently with National Job Shadow Day on February 2. We are in the process of gathering Personal Career Briefs (career stories of workers)—first jobs, worst jobs, and more. Beginning on February 2, and every day thereafter through February, we will post a Personal Career Brief on UtahCTE.org. We’ll post reminders, highlights, and short synopses via Twitter (@UtahCTE) and Facebook (/UtahCTE). We encourage you to check in daily! Watch for the Career Brief of someone you know, or someone who graduated from your high school. It’s a way to participate in a virtual mini-job shadow every day of CTE Month, and there may even be prizes involved. We’ll also be sharing information about your students’ job shadows, and the businesses that are hosting them.
February 13 is the Virtual Healthcare Interactive Live Event. A select group of students will have the opportunity to view an artificial heart surgery, and join in a live chat with surgeons who can answer questions about the procedure.
UACTE Day on the Hill is February 15. This is a fabulous opportunity for CTE educators and students to showcase programs and tell CTE success stories to our state senators and representatives during the legislative session.
Join other social media savvy educators across the nation on February 23. ACTE is sponsoring CTE Social Media Advocacy Day – an opportunity to engage with other CTE educators as well as the general public nationwide, and to spread the good word about today’s Career and Technical Education.
Finally, February 29 is the final day to submit your CTE Moment photos! This year we encourage you to find an exemplary CTE activity at your school, and capture the moment by taking a photo and sending it in early! (Email photos, with a short caption, to UtahCTE@schools.utah.gov.) We’ll select photos to post occasionally during February via Twitter and Facebook. On March 7, a CTE Moment photo will be posted every hour – from 9 am to 8 pm on Twitter. This collection of 12 photos will then be posted to Facebook, and the photographers who submitted “winning” photos will each be awarded a $10 Gift Card.