Today is an exciting time to be in high school. You have so many opportunities that your parents and grandparents didn’t have – opportunities that will jump-start your future. Technological advances and global competition have changed the nature of work. Jobs today require high-tech knowledge and advanced technical skills. Work and learning will be integral parts of your life as you pursue your personal pathway to success.
Study, plan, and prepare for life after high school. Talk with your school counselor and discuss how Career and Technical Education (CTE) can be integrated as part of your Personalized Education Plan (PEP). CTE Programs include the high school courses and post-secondary options most relevant to your career goals. CTE will expose you to many different occupations, along with providing opportunities for hands-on training and experience. As you prepare for life after high school it is important that you explore programs, plan your next-steps, and select which school best fits your needs. Taking classes that offer college credit will save you time and money as you continue your education after high school. Whether your next step is college or direct entry into the workforce, CTE will give you the edge.
Your future employers are waiting for you. They need your skills, they need your talents, they need your ideas, they need your knowledge, they need your ambition, and they need your experience to help them succeed, to be competitive, and to further advance into the 21st century.