Wisconsin state superintendent dedicates February to tech education

State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor has proclaimed February as Career and Technical Education Month.

The proclamation recognizes the important role CTE programs have in preparing students of diverse careers.

“Career and technical education provides students opportunities to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for lifelong success, and produces a work force ready for our state’s businesses and industries,” she said in a statement. “This month, we recognize all those who make career and technical education possible in our state, and urge our communities to support these unique programs and the positive results they have.”

 During the 2019-20 school year, 64 percent of Wisconsin’s high school juniors and seniors took at least one CTE course. Another 30 percent took multiple courses, frequently focusing on technology and engineering, business and information technology and family and consumer sciences accounting.