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Aldine ISD Celebrates CTE Month in February

Aldine ISD Celebrates CTE Month in February
Posted on 02/07/2019

Career and technical education programs directly prepare students for high-wage, high-demand careers.

Blanson CTE HS Students
Career and technical education (CTE) covers many different fields, including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management and many more. CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities outside the classroom.

Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!”

CTE Works for High School Students

High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.

  • Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.
  • Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.
  • The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.
  • 91 percent of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college.

Aldine ISD CTE By the Numbers

Nearly 30,000 students were enrolled in CTE courses in grades nine through 12 in 2017-2018.

  • AISD currently has 25 different program areas offering 145 courses and 16 career pathways.
  • CTE students earned approximately 4,260 certifications in 2017-2018.
  • Nearly 70 business and industry partners support AISD CTE programs.
  • Learn More About CTE Programs in AISD

    Visit the Career and Technical Education web pages to learn about the programs. Individuals can email Franklin Higgins, director of CTE, at fehiggins@aldineisd.org or call (281) 985-6646.

    Community members can also reach out to high schools to learn about their strong CTE programs firsthand.