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Building Trades and Engineering Pathway, Former Student, Sheldon High School

“I’ve made cabinets and built a shed in this program–skills I can use in real-life for the rest of my life. It’s amazing!”

School of Technology, Engineering and Media (STEM) Student, Franklin High School

“I believe STEM is an outstanding program for youth, such as myself, because not only does it help students better understand technology, but it also prepares students for both college as well as employment.”

ARTSwork Pathway Student, Sheldon High School

“Not only has it been a wonderful experience to be involved in both the ARTSwork classes here at Sheldon, but it has and forever will be home.”

Green Renewable Energy Engineering Network Academy Student, Franklin High School

“I wouldn’t have traded this experience for any other. Its impacted me in the most positive ways and I’ve met so many incredible individuals who have shaped me into the engineer I’ve become.”

Law and the World Academy Student, Florin High School

“For me, it was great to be a part of a mock-trial because it gave you real experience inside the court. Even if you don’t want to be a lawyer, the law academy connects you with industry professionals who help you with your resume and interview skills.”

Manufacturing Production Technology Academy (MPTA) Student, Laguna Creek High School

“Being in MPTA has taught me many new skills that I can apply in the real world. This academy has changed my approach to projects and their complications for the better. Working in groups have improved my social skills and offered me many opportunities to creatively express myself in a life-like environment.”

DATA Academy Student, Monterey Trail High School

“DATA was a family. Despite my lack of participation in any of the DATA events which includes some of the DATA meetings and all the wonderful field trips I missed out on, I knew when I walked in a DATA class setting; everyone was either my brother or my sister. This has helped me achieved my goals not necessarily what DATA provided to me with the major I picked, but rather something else. My goal when I walked into high school was to discover myself, understand who I want to be as person, and make High School as memorable as I can. DATA has truly helped me achieve that and more.”

Culinary Arts Academy Student, Cosumnes Oaks High School

“The teachers not only teach you cooking skills, but life skills. Now , I see cooking as an art and it’s a great way to show who I am and to show other people that same level of joy.”

Sports Careers Academy Student, Laguna Creek High School

“The academy has been a great experience. We get to do hands-on activities: we visit the middle school here, work the basketball games and help out injured players.”

Digital Media Academy (DMA) Student, Pleasant Grove High School

“DMA is like family, you find people who are different from you but like working with technology and media. It is a great way to make high school more fun and learn lots of new things.”

The Yes and… protocol

How does Yes and work...When grappling with a problem, consider using the Yes and...protocol.  You need at least 2 people and this is how it works:(Person 1) I need to complete a project on Egypt but I’m not sure how to start.  I think I can begin by looking up the...

Ideas for Helping Your Student / Child Learn Questioning / Conversation Techniques

How to contribute to a conversation by asking who, what, where, when, why and how questions. How to actively listen and take turns in a conversation: “Can you explain…”, “Is there more information about…”, “What I’ve learned about this topic is…”How to share their...

Proposition 51 Help Improve and Expand Career Technical Education Programs

Proposition 51 is used to supply grants to eligible schools for the purpose of improving and expanding their Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Specifically, the measure allows for eligible schools to apply for new construction funding, remodeling and...

Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG)

On January 25, 2018, Elk Grove Unified submitted an application for continued Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) funding from the California Department of Education (CDE). As part of ongoing CTEIG funding for high quality CTE pathways, the State is...

Strong Workforce Program Funding

The Strong Workforce Program (SWP) helps to strengthen career education programs through regional collaboration and by preparing more students for high-demand, high-wage jobs. The College and Career Connections Department currently is developing several applications...

Ideas for Parents and Teachers to Help Develop Creative Problem Solvers

'Izzy, Did You Ask a Good Question Today?'This is a digitized version of an article from The New York Times print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To the Editor:Isidor I. Rabi, the Nobel laureate in physics who died Jan. 11, was once asked,...

What Does it Mean for Students to be Truly College- and Career-Ready?

With input from over 100 community members, a college and career-ready graduate is prepared to successfully demonstrate six critical skills:Creative Problem-solvingTechnical LiteracyCommunication and CollaborationSelf-Awareness, Self-Reliance,...

Are Career Fairs Worth Taking a Student or Young Adult to?

A career fair that gives students a chance to meet employers and discuss future career opportunities. This is a wonderful way to learn how to communicate with employers and ask questions. Many employers from a variety of industries attend these events and there are...

How do You Know What Careers are a Good Match for You?

Oh, the places you’ll work!A career includes all the roles one will commit to throughout his or her life, including paid and unpaid work, education, training, volunteer work and other activities. It’s important to think about what type of career will be of interest....

Students Take Careers For Test-Drive Through Work-Based Learning

Why Choose Work-Based Learning? Benefits to students. Work-based learning can help students improve academically. It helps them understand that what they learn in the classroom is connected to the real world. And, it is a great way to explore career options. Benefits...
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