El Monte High School 1st Annual Career and Technical Education Fair
by Keith Richardson
May 28, 2014 • 489 views
On May 22, 2014, El Monte High School hosted the 1st Annual Career and Technical Education Fair. It was a success event with over 200 people in attendance.
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Programs are intended to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes and experiences needed to enter and succeed in the workforce and creates pathways and articulates with the local colleges.
The students and teachers had a great opportunity to display their amazing talent and student work. The Districts in the various CTE categories represented were:
• Industrial Technology – Wood Tech; Graphic Arts; Architectural Design;
• Business – Accounting, Careers in Teaching, Entrepreneurship, International Business, FBLA a business student leadership organization – Future Business Leaders of America;
• Family and Consumer Sciences – Culinary Arts, Child Development, Experiencing Teaching as a Career); FHA-HERO, FCCLA – both student leadership organizations;
• Project Lead the Way – Principles of Engineering; Digital Electronics; Intro to Engineering Design) an outstanding engineering program offered by the EL Monte Union High School District.
We also like to thank all of our CTE Advisory Committee Members who were in attendance. CTE Advisory Chairman Martin Ceja Jr. from Lawrence Equipment introduced racing cars that young interns help build through their internship program. The interns learn all the building blocks of engineering, from purchasing parts and enhancing the parts of the car and put them to the test by racing them.
We look forward to the CTE Fair in 2015!