Ten Ways to Support Career Tech Ed Programs

February is #CTEMonth…How to Get Involved!

By Adria Salvatore, AWFS® Education Director Happy #CTEMonth! In February, we celebrate Career Technical Education (CTE) and highlight ways to engage with CTE programs, teachers, and students! What is CTE? When you were in high school, you may have been aware of “vocational education” or “shop” classes -- this was historically how students learned woodworking skills. But today, the educational landscape has changed and the focus is now on Career Technical Education (CTE), which provides students with real-world skills to prepare them for future careers in industry. CTE spans many industry sectors, but for the wood industry, CTE programs that would[...]

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How to Plan and Conduct a School Visit

Woodworking teachers - have you ever considered opening your shop for a tour for local industry members and other supporters? ACTE has published a great 8 minute informational video about how to plan a site visit. Check it out and let us know if you are offering any upcoming tours, we would love to come see your shop and learn how to get involved in supporting woodworking education![...]

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