1. Sharpen the Saw
Sometimes you have to take a break from the “work” of your work to sharpen your skills. A dull axe won’t cut a tree nearly as effectively as a sharp one. Spend one day learning from your peers about innovations in the classroom and workforce development practices.
2. New Tools
Companies often have tools to display that we haven’t seen yet. Technology that make us more efficient, better positioned to make informed decisions, or give us some other sort of edge. Explore the Technology Gallery Walk to learn about quality online and other technology tools for teaching and career exploration.
3. Learn in a New Space
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is one of many state and national leaders to recognize February 2016 as Career and Technical Education Month. The acknowledgement of secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs by the governor, the U.S. Senate and others serves as a reminder of the important work our educators do everyday to help students succeed in their college and career goals.
With that in mind, Minnesota CTE took the opportunity to ask Ron Anderson, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), to reflect on CTE’s contributions to the state. Anderson speaks about the success of MnSCU’s CTE students, remembers his mentors, and talks about the role CTE plays in our states education and economic systems.
by Denise Felder ~
Vocational Education. Tech Prep. Career Technical Education.
The type of career training offered in schools and to whom it is offered has changed a lot over the years.
by Denise Felder ~
When I started working for the state’s Career Technical Education (CTE) leadership a few months ago, I thought I knew what CTE was, but I had no idea.
Like many people, I thought CTE classes were for high school students to learn a manual trade instead of preparing for college. Well, like many people, I thought wrong.
I didn’t know what I didn’t know about CTE.