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Career Expo & Luncheon

Posted on Jan. 25, 2016

I started working in the Sylvania Schools at Northview High School 18 years ago. During this time period much has changed in the field of education and subsequently in the district. As educators we have all had to adapt to the prevailing winds from Columbus, the economy and societal changes in order to meet the needs of our students. Career & Technical Education (CTE) is a prime example, amongst many, of this point.



I had the opportunity to attend the first of two Career Expo and Open Houses (CTE) last Wednesday at Northview. The second Career Expo and Open House will be this Thursday January 28th at Southview. I have always felt that Career & Technical Education played an important part in the education of our students. As I reflect upon my experience from last Wednesday, it dawned on me that Career and Technical Education, with all of the changes, now performs a more vital role in educating Sylvania students. One intelligent and well-spoken student stated to me, “Our course work is challenging, people don’t understand how hard we work.”  In talking with other students and teachers,

I knew I had to communicate to a broader audience the virtues of a Career & Technical Education:  

  • The teacher-student relationship is unique as teachers are with students for extended periods of time/years
  • Students are actively engaged in project based learning
  • CTE teachers and programs are open to all students and often help students succeed and reach graduation
  • S.T.E.M. is an educational focus of the program
  • CTE program expectations are high for all students

 If you are available, stop in at the next Career Expo and Open House on January 28 at Southview. You will be astonished.