Technical Education Showcased for State Superintendent Evers

February 13, 2012

From “Career & Technical Education Showcased for State Superintendent Evers” — Sun Prairie students were impressive as they showed Wisconsin’s State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tony Evers, their high school and talked about the wide array of Career and Technical Education programs available.

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month and Dr. Evers chose to visit Sun Prairie as one of five schools to hear about their CTE programs.  Dr. Evers also heard about the school district’s relationships with the business community in Sun Prairie as the two work cooperatively to create additional pathways to graduation.  “Students need a wide range of rigorous, authentic career development experiences throughout their PK-12 education,” said Dr. Evers. “These will help them learn skills as well as chart their future course, which is an essential part of graduating ready for further education or the workforce.”
Sun Prairie has a history of award-winning CTE programs available to students, including:
  • SkillsUSA:  A partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has skilled workforce.
  • ProStart:  A nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s industry leaders. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and builds practical skills for the future.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Program
  • IT Youth Apprenticeship and Transcripted Credit with opportunities for students to learn and work (with pay) in the following career fields:  Auto Technician, Finance/Accounting, Hospitality, Pharmacy Technician, Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Veterinary Technician.
  • School-Based Enterprise, including marketing and management of the school store, as well as Sun Prairie’s award-winning DECA chapters.
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

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