It is time to promote CTE and reflect on the value of career and technical education for our students, the future workforce, and our economy. It is a time to inform students, parents, school personnel and counselors, community members, and legislators about CTE programs, student success, and the positive impact it can have on a student’s future employment.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is using February's observance of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Wisconsin to highlight the wide range of exciting opportunities available to youth in the state who wish to explore their career options and the benefit of those programs to Wisconsin industry and communities. DPI encourages everyone to “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow” by exploring and learning about the amazing accomplishments, achievements, and contributions of CTE professionals, students, and alumni.
Use the resources on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s CTE page to plan your CTE Month celebration in your school and community.
Consider participating in the ACTE’s CTE Month video challenge.
There is no better time to promote Career and Technical Education (CTE) than now! Our CTE advocacy webpages offer a vast array of resources you can use throughout the year. The value of CTE should be highlighted to inform students, parents, school personnel, and counselors, community members, and legislators about CTE programs, student success, and the impact on college and career readiness.
On the website, there are a variety of tools that can be used on a regular basis. Watch for links as they become available, including:
- Public service announcement from Wisconsin State Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Stanford Taylor
- School announcements about CTE for PA systems, video, Facebook, or Twitter
- Letter to the editor
- Success stories video
In addition, make sure to connect CTE courses and opportunities to a student’s personal ACP career development plan in Career Cruising!
Join us on Facebook and on Twitter at @WisconsinCTE. Use the following hashtags when you tweet out CTE stories: #wictemonth, #CTEMonth, and #28daysofCTE.