Aldine ISD and the Career and the Technical Education (CTE) Department recently hosted the annual Career Programs Expo at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.
The event is designed for AISD middle school students enrolled in the Exploring Careers course. The Career Programs Expo allows students to be exposed to the different fields of study offered at the ninth grade and high school campuses. There are also a number of areas where students can obtain certification prior to graduating from high school.
CTE offers an opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills. The CTE program’s main goal is to prepare students for life after high school.
CTE can be an integral part of every student’s education so that all students graduate from high school globally competitive for work and prepared for post-secondary education.
According to Angela Whorton, program director of CTE, career exploration and life skills planning form the foundation of the district’s program.
“Students benefit from learning about the world of work and planning for their education accordingly,” said Whorton. “CTE classes are offered in many different fields.”