WCSD Celebrates Career & Technical Education Month: Students are learning skills necessary for high-demand careers

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell



  WCSD Celebrates Career & Technical Education Month


Students are learning skills necessary for high-demand careers


What: The Washoe County School District (WCSD) is celebrating Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month. Thousands of students across the District are learning skills necessary to compete for in-demand, highly skilled careers, thanks to a robust CTE program in WCSD.


When: Wednesday, February 12


           9:30 a.m. AND 10:30 a.m.

           Sparks High School (please check in at the office)

           820 15th St.



           12:20 p.m.

            Procter Hug High School (please check in at the office)

            2880 Sutro St.



Details: At Sparks High School, members of the media will meet students and staff members in the school’s manufacturing and construction programs. These programs offer students opportunities to explore the fundamentals of STEM education (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) as they relate to manufacturing and construction technologies, with topics including applied mathematics, 3D modeling, spatial reasoning, power systems, and reading technical layouts. Students who complete these programs are eligible for college credit in advanced manufacturing or construction at Truckee Meadows Community College.


At Hug High School, students in the Sports Medicine program can take courses covering essential topics in the field of medicine such as anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, injury evaluation, and careers in the industry. With Hug High School’s Health & Human Services Academy, students can also take courses in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, or Human Development. This Academy allows students to explore careers, post-secondary education, volunteer work experiences, and internships while completing rigorous courses designed to increase college and career readiness and assist students in achieving their career goals.


CTE Month offers an opportunity for students, families, and the community to learn about the dozens of career and technical education programs available for students who want to explore careers and acquire skills that will enable them to pursue high-demand careers after graduation. Some areas these programs study include medicine, engineering, computer science, agriculture, communication arts, and business.


WCSD partners with international companies like Tesla, Microsoft, Lincoln Electric and Intuit, as well as local companies including Renown, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Moana Nursery, and many others. Thanks to these strong community partnerships, WCSD provides numerous opportunities for students to explore the world of work and career as they make important decisions about their futures.


Students may also earn a Career and College Ready (CCR) diploma, which honors our CTE courses and prepares our students for opportunities after graduation from high school.


WCSD students of all ages are learning skills — technical, social, and professional -- that will serve them and our community well into the 21st century. Rigorous and relevant STEAM instruction (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) is also integrated throughout CTE courses and continues to expand throughout WCSD.


Editors' Notes: Members of the media are invited to learn more about one of the CTE programs—manufacturing and construction technologies—at Sparks High School and Procter Hug High School.


Instructors and students will be available for interviews and can explain their projects.



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