February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, which recognizes the many career opportunities in the trades industries. During CTE Month, we take the time to learn about and share the benefits of completing CTE training.

Understanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) 

CTE helps students learn job skills through hands-on learning, connecting classroom knowledge with real-world job requirements. It also offers opportunities for internships and apprenticeships to provide thorough training. The goal is to get students ready for the future. 

students in class holding certificates

Training that Leads to Career Options

CTE also lets students try out different jobs before choosing one. Students can choose between many paths, including healthcare, technology, and building trades. Once students focus on an option, they are able get certificates and degrees that can lead to jobs. In February, during CTE Month, schools, businesses, and communities come together to recognize and celebrate CTE programs. 

Explore CTE Options

JEVS Human Services (JEVS) and its program Orleans Technical College (OTC) both offer CTE options for medical, information technology, and building trades industries.

JEVS offers medical and information technology training. Some programs even help eligible participants gain a high school diploma equivalent. To learn more about CTE options at JEVS, click this link

Students in hard hats working on electrical board.

OTC offers day and evening courses as well as medical and building trades programs. To learn more about CTE options at OTC, click this link.

Career and Technical Education Month reminds us of how important CTE is for the future workforce. By focusing hands-on learning and real-world training, CTE helps people gain job-ready skills and start on a successful career path. 

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