Why It's Important
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is helping to address key challenges in global competitiveness, workforce development, student achievement, and economic vitality throughout the nation. Helping students discover the wide range of career options available to them will retain students by bringing relevance to the classroom and increasing academic engagement and motivation. CTE programs create self-efficacy and employability in students which prepares them for lifelong career success.
What We're Doing
The Kane County School District currently has a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.Kane Education Foundation is working with our school district as well as colleges, universities, and local businesses to fill the gap in programming offered to Kane County Students. KEF supports the District's CTE program through coordinating partnerships with local businesses and government agencies to develop internships, job shadowing opportunities, trainings and experience opportunities, and career awareness.
Color Country Natural Resource Camp - KEF is currently funding up to 10 Kane County high school students to attend this summer camp. Located in beautiful southwestern Utah, this camp is designed to introduce high school students to natural resource career fields and a variety of outdoor recreation activities. To learn more about CCNRC and fill out an applications visit their site HERE. Please contact Tana Seaford if you are interested in one of the KEF sponsored spots at this camp.
GI Bill Pathway - With the support of the Kane County School District, KEF board member, John Horan,
presents to 8th thru 12th grades the 'military service' pathway that, after serving three (3) years in any of the five military services, the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits can fully fund a college education. The KEF presentation emphasizes the importance of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test (ASVAB),
given in a student's junior year (sophomore year at Valley High). KEF provides study guides for the ASVAB test for those who want to pursue this pathway. Contact John Horan for more information.
What Still Needs Done
Partnerships We are continuously looking for partners to help with the many aspects of the CTE Program. We need local businesses who are willing to offer our students internship or job shadowing opportunities. We need individuals who can mentor students to prepare them for the job interview process. We need to bring other opportunities for technical training and experience to our students so they will have the best chance for success, whether or not they attend a 4 year college.
Through targeted CTE pathways, KEF hopes to develop 21st century skills of creativity, problem solving, team work and goal setting in Kane students. Contact Tana Seaford for more information on CTE.
If you have a strong interest in helping the CTE Focus Area of the Kane Education Foundation, please contact Tana Seaford.
“Opportunities don't happen, you create them.” - Chris Grosser