From a very young age Zachery Clausen has been fascinated with technology. He would sit down to play a computer game and wonder how it worked. In high school he had the opportunity to participate in several Career and Technical Education (CTE) Information Technology Education classes, where he worked on computers. “I was given the opportunity to work and learn on the hardware I found so fascinating. I couldn’t believe how simple things were on the inside of something that could do so much. Being able to learn so much about computers has opened new opportunities in the technology field, to which I will be happy to do my best,” said Zachery.
Zachery is excited with the skills he has developed and how he is able to successfully troubleshoot and fix a problem with the hardware of a computer. “With the knowledge I have gained I am now able to troubleshoot different devices and to possibly fix them. I am able to install hardware and software on computers. I can now properly maintain a computer so that it is able to last longer with increased performance, before anything needs to be replaced. I have been able to save loads of money that would have been spent paying for replacement components. I thank the CTE program for giving me the opportunity to do more.”
Network and IT Support is one of four Career and Technical Education Pathways in the Information Technology Education program area. To participate in the Network and IT Support Pathway talk to your school counselor.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) 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