(Monday, February 1, 2021) -- The Fort Worth ISD will join the nation in observing Career and Technical Education Month this February.
CTE Month is a public awareness campaign that celebrates the value, achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs around the nation. The 2021 theme is “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow.”
According to the Association For Career and Technical Education, CTE courses introduce students nationally to multiple career options through 16 career clusters and nearly 80 pathways.
CTE programming allows students to complete high school with advanced technical college credits, professional certifications and licenses and prepared for high-wage, high-demand jobs. Students in the Fort Worth ISD have opportunities to explore career options in the following fields:
Agriculture, food and natural resources
Architecture and construction
Arts, audio/visual technology and communications
Business, marketing and finance
Education and training
Health science technology
Hospitality and tourism
Law and public service
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Transportation, distribution and logistics
Nearly 36,000 FWISD were enrolled in CTE programs as of the 2019-2020 school year.