Would you like to learn more about the 22 career pathways offered at JUSD? Join us for a special Career Technical Education (CTE) Showcase from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as part of the High School Showcase that evening. The event is being held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4850 Pedley Road.
The event - free to students, families and the community - will detail a range of college and career training opportunities, highlight student projects, and showcase CTE programs from every high school in Jurupa Valley.
"Students will take the lead in promoting their programs and there will be many hands-on and interactive activities," said Roberta Pace, Director of College and Career Readiness for Jurupa Unified School District.
Educators expect the annual showcase, which will spotlight both new and established programs, to draw up to 500 people. This school year, the district has introduced or expanded career pathways in areas such as construction, culinary arts, engineering, Geographic Information Systems 9GIS) and public safety.
Typically, CTE entails a multi-year series of courses that blend core academic teaching with technical and occupational training, providing students with real-world, hands-on learning. For example: At JUSD, students have met with Tesla, toured construction sites and worked as athletic trainers at high school games.
Such opportunities are "very popular" at JUSD, said Ms. Pace, who praised CTE graduates as "a critical part of the skilled workforce in our community and region."
The CTE Showcase will include information on career pathways in a 11 of Jurupa Unified's CTE industry sectors: