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CTE Students Prove The Future is Now!

CTE Students Prove The Future is Now!

  • Inside PGCPS |
  • Student Voice |
  • May 2, 2019

PGCPS seniors with post-graduation plans to launch into careers in private industry and apprenticeships celebrated during the school system’s inaugural Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Signing Day!

Joined by Prince George’s County and State of Maryland workforce leaders, trade schools and business partners, students who earned industry-recognized credentials and college credit during high school were recognized and committed to jobs with career partners.

“I have always dreamed of a career in HVAC,” said Crossland High School senior Karina Daniela Lebron Salas. “This program has helped me reach my goals — and I want to inspire other students who may not have the opportunity to attend college to learn a trade and pursue their dreams.”

Bladensburg High School senior Mucio Saavedra, who will be pursuing a career in carpentry, said his CTE classes and experiences offered the opportunity to put skills to practice.

“My greatest takeaway from this experience is seeing my craftsmanship throughout the student-built house project,” he said.

PGCPS CTE programs prepare high school students for a wide range of careers requiring varying levels of education including: high school and postsecondary certificates, apprenticeships or two- and four-year college degrees.   

Learn more about our CTE Programs