• News Flash: February is Career and Technical Education Month

    February 1, 2018
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    The Prince George’s County Board of Education has proclaimed February 2018 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). The school system will follow this year’s national theme, “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow,” which is intended to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of CTE professionals, students and alumni in our communities.

    All schools are encouraged to participate in CTE Month activities during the month of February. Some suggested activities are as follows:  

    • Encourage CTE students to write morning announcements about CTE and read one each day during announcement times;  

    • Highlight CTE students and programs of study by staging technical demonstrations during the school day, and inviting middle school and ninth grade students and parents for tours and information sessions;  

    • Highlight Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) by featuring students and their accomplishments at a pep rally;  

    • Invite CTE graduates to visit classrooms to talk about their career goals and achievements; and  

    • Post CTE student accomplishments on school websites and include an explanation of how CTE plays a critical role in aiding students’ successful transition from secondary to postsecondary education and ensuring that they are prepared for college and careers.

    PGCPS has several CTE programs. These programs of study consist of multi-year sequence of course work, career guidance, and work-based learning experiences that enable students to make informed college and career choices. PGCPS CTE also affords students an opportunity to earn college credit, industry certification/licenses and pre-apprenticeship experience prior to leaving high school.

    Scholarships also are available to graduating seniors. Completed scholarship applications and related documents must be submitted to Professional School Counselors by Friday, March 16, 2018.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.