2018-02-17 / The Rock

PHS celebrates CTE month


February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month nationwide, and each Person High School CTE teacher celebrates it differently. The purpose of CTE month is to raise awareness of the role that CTE has in preparing students for college and careers. It is also an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the CTE community members’ achievements and accomplishments nationwide. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow.”

Person High School offers courses in the areas of Trade and Industrial, Health Sciences, Business, Career Management, and Agriculture and Foods. CTE Program Coordinator Tara Hubbard is in charge of CTE month events.

Agricultural Education CTE teacher David Jones celebrated not only CTE month but also national Future Farmers of America (FFA) week. He incorporated the importance of CTE month and national FFA week into his lessons. His students cleaned up the school grounds in an effort to beautify the school by pruning Crape Myrtle trees and weeding the grounds.

Health and Sciences CTE teacher Pennie Wright focused on creating a lab for eighth graders to visit in the hopes of encouraging them to register for CTE classes and clubs. Health Occupation Students of America hosted a blood drive recently as a community service project.

Health Sciences teachers, Penny Wright and Cindy Boycher, helped with the rising eighth-grade visitation night. They passed out brochures about new and upcoming classes offered by Health Sciences such as Pharmacy Tech and Nursing Fundamentals.

On the Person County Schools Facebook page, CTE Director Judy Bradsher wrote, “Why CTE? Because Career and Technical Education provides relevant educational experiences for our students through diverse pathways preparing them to be career and college ready. CTE provides the foundation for our students to make pathway decisions leading to enlistment, enrollment, or employment.”

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