February is Career and Technical Education Month
By Eric Siler
Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools CTE Coordinator
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Department of Workforce Development (DWD), and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) are encouraging students, schools, parents, and educators to discover the high standards, innovation, and excellence offered through the state’s CTE programs.
“Career and Technical Education introduces students to workplace expectations for knowledge and technical skills through a blend of classroom instruction and hands-on experiences,” said Governor Tony Evers.
More than 1,200 Wisconsin Rapids Public School students, in grades 6-12, are taking CTE courses in fields such as agriculture, business, family and consumer science, health occupations, marketing, technology and engineering. Our comprehensive CTE program provides increased opportunities for students to find a viable route to a rewarding career. We provide multiple pathways for students to prepare for diploma and apprenticeship programs, technical college degrees, and industry certifications as well as four-year degree programs and other career training options.
CTE in Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools and the Wisconsin Rapids community is thriving. Currently, WRPS has partnered with over 100 local business and industry professionals to engage our students in School-to-Career programs and advise our educators on current workforce needs and trends.
For more information regarding WRPS CTE programs please contact Eric Siler at [email protected].