Judson ISD’s emphasis for years has not been merely on graduation, but truly getting students college and career ready for the day they walk across the stage. A major part of that mission is Career and Technical Education. Because of JISD’s commitment to preparing students for the workforce now, Superintendent Dr. Carl A. Montoya has been invited to the White House in Washington D.C. to participate in a special celebration and discussion of the successes of CTE among public education institutions. Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education will be hosted by the White House on June 30, 2015 and will convene a select group of education leaders, business and industry partners and exceptional student leaders to hear from the Administration on advancements and opportunities in the field.
While college offers its set of benefits to graduating students, entering a career out of high school, if a student is trained effectively to their abilities, can be highly successful and be a valuable part of a workforce that is in high demand. Providing this segment of our student population this training and opportunity is a high priority. JISD continues to expand its CTE program with magnet programs ranging from Ag-science to Culinary Arts and Auto Mechanics while it offers industry certification in more than 30 areas.
At the federal level, the White House and the Department of Education have united their support in encouraging innovative efforts that combine academic and technical instruction with strong employability skills that are obtained through work-based learning opportunities. The idea at the local level is to continually align CTE programs with the needs and growth of employers, industry and labor in our community and beyond. It provides a ready workforce for business and industry and a chance for students to be successful right out of high school.
What: Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education
Where: The White House, Washington D.C.
When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Contact: Steve Linscomb,
Director of Communications
Phone: 945-5410 (o), 260-0512 (c)