PHOTO GALLERIES: Over 800 Students Participate in Career and Technical Education Signing Day
Klein ISD held its annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) signing day, recognizing over 800 students across all five high school campuses for their outstanding efforts on their chosen CTE pathway.
“Congratulations to our Career and Technical Education students who have taken an active role in pursuing their passions and fields of interest,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. “I am so proud of our students for finding their purpose and wish the best for them as they continue their education, go into the workforce, or choose to serve our country.”
There are 54 pathways offered through CTE, including eight college pathways. All CTE Pathways extend core academics with a rigorous and relevant curriculum to help students identify their purpose. The district’s options span a variety of industries for students to choose from; whether a student is interested in Cyber Security or Animation, there is a pathway for them. Pathway learning allows students to test for and earn industry-based certifications.
“Attainment of certifications demonstrates that students have gained advanced knowledge and skills in a particular field,” Director of Career and Technical Education Deborah Bronner-Westerduin said. “Simply put, CTE Pathways are a launching point for college education and future careers.”
Family, friends, and mentors gathered together in a show of support for students as they look ahead to their futures. Whether a student chooses to enter the workforce, complete additional college courses, or join the military, they will be able to do so with confidence and pride, knowing that the courses provided through Klein ISD have prepared them for what lies ahead.
“CTE has taught me so much, including how to be more responsible,” Klein Cain senior Emma Yourko said. “I’ve gained new friendships and advisors that I can count on, and it’s really prepared me for my future career as an agriculture teacher.”
The categories of recognition are as follows:
- Seniors who have completed a CTE College Pathway.
- Seniors who have completed a CTE Pathway and are accepted into a college/university program aligned to their pathway of study. (Most pathways are four years.)
- Seniors who have completed a CTE Pathway and earned recognized IBC credentials.
- Seniors who have completed a CTE Pathway and have received a job offer aligned to their pathway of study.
- Non-CTE – Seniors enlisting in the Military.
Congratulations, seniors! You all have done great work, and we cannot wait to see what is to come for each and every one of you.
See the full photo gallery for each high school below:
Klein High School
Klein Forest High School
Klein Oak High School
Klein Collins High School
Klein Cain High School
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Klein ISD has an established 84-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors.
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Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.
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