PRCC: February is national CTE month
Submitted by akennedy on February 22, 2021 - 1:13pm
February is Career and Technical Education Month across the United States and nowhere is it emphasized more than at Pearl River Community College.
CTE graduates have professional credentials and options for great careers, pathways to college and success in whatever they choose to do.
CTE is so much more than the vocational classes of the past.
Dr. Jana Causey, Vice President for the Forrest County Center, Allied Health and Nursing programs, agrees.
By definition, Career and Technical Education is a term applied to schools, institutions, and educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation.
CTE students learn using the equipment and tools they will use in their career field.
PRCC offers 42 unique CTE programs at all campuses to meet the needs of students and local businesses. Seventeen of those programs are at the Forrest County Center and serve nearly 600 students.
Research shows that CTE leads to reduced dropout rates and higher rates of on-time graduation.
Dr. Causey adds that Career and Technical Education is a pathway that a student can take to find a rewarding career and have opportunities to further their education.
For information about the Career and Technical Education programs at PRCC’s Forrest County Center, call 601-554-5539, email email@example.com or visit the FCC on U.S. 49 South.
February 22, 2021 - 1:13pm