December 2016

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Remember Kaylee Hensley?

Remember Kaylee Hensley, the junior from Ooltewah High School, selected to attend the Volkswagen Mechatronics Akademie this fall? We had a chance to catch up with her about her progress, expectations, and experience thus far. In a former article about Kaylee, she expressed interest and passion for pursuing a career in welding. David Cowan says your...

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What is WBL?

What is WBL? Well, we are glad you asked! In summary, “work-based learning (WBL) is a proactive approach to bridging the gap between high school and high-demand, high-skill careers in Tennessee. Students build on classroom-based instruction to develop employability skills that prepare them for success in postsecondary education and future careers (TN.gov).” In other words - it...

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Seeing is Believing!

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” If high school CTE departments had an anthem to describe the importance of what they do, this quote would wrap it up.  When students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in a classroom...

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How does CTE prepare students?

Let’s be honest… sometimes envisioning life after high school can be overwhelming. Students may be asking themselves: Should I go to college and figure things out as I go? Should I get a job? If so, where? Schools in the Southeast Tennessee Pathway regions are aware of this challenge many students face, and have incorporated...

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What Sets CTE Apart?

In Marion County, the third annual Career Symposium for students in Career and Technical Education was held on October 5, where professionals from around the area shared their journey on how they entered the careers they have today. Panelists discussed barriers they faced while entering the workforce and offered advice on how they reached their...