Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Career-Tech Students Meet Employers at Showcase

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, May 25, 2011


WHAT: College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) Showcase

WHEN: 4:00-6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011

WHERE: Market Creek Events and Venues at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, 404
Euclid Ave., 92114. The event is open to the public.


In fields ranging from agriculture to solar energy to biotechnology, today's
career technical education classes are integrating core academic subjects
with relevant and challenging technical and occupational knowledge for
tomorrow's workplace.

The popular College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) Showcase is an
annual celebratory event that brings together students, teachers, parents
and industry partners. It highlights the continued collective dedication to
the academic excellence achieved through career focused integrated academics
around the district.

From culinary arts students strolling with dessert trays, to computer
programs to help choose a college to attend, to medical technicians, it's a
place where prospective employers and community partners can see first-hand
how students are learning real-world skills for today's jobs. Corporate
partners will also be on hand to talk about how they're involved
with programs at schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District,
and why career technical education is important in training tomorrow's

Today's college, career and technical education programs prepare students
for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. To ensure a
successful transition from the critical years of childhood to young
adulthood, the courses equip students with the skills they need to become
responsible citizens, contributing members of society and gainfully
employed. Many students will have the skills to enter the workforce
immediately after graduation while others can transition to post-secondary
opportunities to gain more skills. The career technical education courses
give important hands-on training from San Diego's experts in their field.

INTERVIEWS/PHOTOS: Students demonstrating everything from robots, to
collecting basic medical information, to preparing and serving gourmet hors
d'oeuvres. College Career and Technical Education Director Shawn Loescher
and other district officials will be available for interviews, as will
students, teachers and local business partners.


Shawn Loescher
Director, College Career and Technical Education
San Diego Unified School District
(858) 503-1754

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