FISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Sherri Bays and FHS Principal Sandra Galinzoga signed a Proclamation declaring Feb. 3-7 as FHS CTE Week. Career & Technical Education student officers and leaders representing BPA, FCCLA, FFA, and SkillsUSA gathered for the signing.
The highlight of FHS CTE week was the annual CTE Career Day on Wednesday, February 5. High School students in grades 9 – 12 visited with more 60 representatives in various careers. Students also interacted with guest speaker Aric Bostic as he talked to them about how to “get fired up” in continuing their education and preparing for future careers.
The month of February is celebrated across the country as CTE Month. Career and Technical Education aims at getting students to be college and career ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.
CTE encompasses 94 percent of high school students and 13 million postsecondary students in the United States and includes high schools, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more. CTE is a major part of the solution to myriad national economic and workforce problems, such as high school dropout rates, a weakened economy, global competitiveness and massive layoffs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of the fastest growing occupations will require an associate’s degree or a postsecondary vocational certificate. At a time when job opportunity is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.
Floresville High School students have opportunities in Agriculture, Business & Finance, Family Consumer Science, including Culinary, Industry and Manufacturing in Auto and Welding, Arts, Technologies and Audio Video Production. During the month, Career & Technical Student Organizations at FHS will compete and participate in leadership and competitions in BPA, FFA, and SkillsUSA.