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Pittsburgh Public Schools Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

PITTSBURGH, PA February 9, 2017 –– February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month and the District is celebrating all month long! CTE students across the District are participating in community service projects and school-based activities.

“This month, we are celebrating a program that provides students with the best of both worlds— technical skills for the workforce and college preparation for post-secondary education,” said Angela Mike, CTE Executive Director. “Over the next couple weeks, the public can find out more about our programs through classroom virtual tours and CTE events.”

On Valentine’s Day (Feb.14), students are invited to the CTE College and Career Fair at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building (10 S 19th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203), where industry, post-secondary, and CTE program leaders will share career pathway information with students.

The Pittsburgh Board of Public Education will present Distinguished Achievement awards on February 22 to a group of CTE students who recently medaled at the SkillsUSA District 9 competition. Seven students from PPS CTE programs at Pittsburgh Brashear, Westinghouse, and Carrick competed in the competition with students from local career and technical schools.

Prior to the Board’s legislative meeting, CTE students will host a showcase highlighting the 15 CTE programs located in six PPS high schools.

PPS students who are rising 10th graders are eligible to participate in these programs - which are offered in three-block periods. Registration is currently underway for the 2017-18 school year. Applications are available online at CTE Application.

Most recently, CTE has added the Entertainment Technology program at Pittsburgh University Preparatory School at Margaret Milliones and the Emergency Response Technology (ERT) program at Pittsburgh Westinghouse.