February is CTE Month

CTE Recognizes Black History Month

  • Black History Month and CTE Month

    Pioneers of education, Booker T. Washington & W.E.B. DuBois advocated for the intersection of academics and technical skills training during their era. A skillset encouraged to enhance the lives of people of color in ultimately paving the way for countless innovative thinkers and inventors, contributing to what is known today as Career and Technical Education (CTE).

    The achievements and history of African Americans engraved upon this nation’s fabric veins throughout varied aspects of life in America. What began as a week (Negro History Week) that acknowledged the central role of Blacks in U.S. history, initiated by historian and educator, Carter G. Woodson, has evolved into a month-long celebration and beyond.

    February also marks CTE Month, a public awareness and thankfulness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value, achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs district-wide and across the country. Join our CTE Department as we reflect on those individuals past and present who have impressed upon the work and trajectory known today as CTE; the journey toward a heightened and positive awareness of the work we all do to prepare our young people for the workforce and life.