(Secaucus, NJ––March 2, 2022) February was career and technical education (CTE) month at High Tech High School and, to mark the occasion, student journalist and HTHS senior Taylor Shaw hosted five CTE teachers for a panel discussion to learn more about the teachers’ experiences, announced Ms. Kathy Young, principal of High Tech High School.
The panel discussion, which took place on Thursday, February 24, brought a diverse range of HTHS faculty members, including environmental science teacher Cathy Yuhas, audio production teacher Rod Shepard, culinary arts teacher Dyanna Bruno, wood technology teacher Zach Bolich, and broadcasting teacher Chris DePierro. The teachers were asked about their experiences in their respective industries and how their workplace experiences informed their current teaching approaches. The teachers also offered students advice on how to begin—and succeed at— in their future careers.
CTE Month is part of a larger public awareness campaign started by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) which seeks to “celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.” The Hudson County Schools of Technology is one of twenty-one career and technical education school districts throughout the state of New Jersey, each of which accounts for a specific NJ county. New Jersey’s CTE districts are public magnet schools designed to provide hands-on and academic instruction to students to prepare them for careers ranging from health sciences to performing arts. You can learn more about CTE school in NJ by visiting https://www.nj.gov/education/cte/.